The Lost Boys Synopsis
A woman (Dianne Wiest) and her sons (Jason Patric, Corey Haim) move to a town full of vampires.
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Empire

The Lost Boys remains a supremely watchable example of something the '80s did right.
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80

The New York Times

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The Lost Boys is to horror movies what ''Late Night With David Letterman'' is to television; it laughs at the form it embraces, adds a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The Lost Boys mixes comedy and horror with a dexterity that augments each. Dracula and Peter Pan were antipodal products of the same...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The Lost Boys is schlock, but it's juicy schlock. [31 Jul 1987, p.34]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Lost Boys is a horror movie that's funny without making fun of itself and scary without trying to make you sick. [31 Jul 1987, p.86]
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's some good stuff in the movie, including a cast that's good right down the line and a willingness to have some fun with teenage...
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63

TV Guide

Part horror, part comedy, THE LOST BOYS is a vampire thriller that brings some interesting twists to the genre, but is nearly defeated by...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Schumacher's work in The Lost Boys consists of turning undertones into overtones--of taking the latent, the implied and the mysterious, and...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Director Joel Schumacher, whose pastel color schemes vitalized St. Elmo's Fire, gives this a sensual, at times even erotic, sheen. And a...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Maybe the worst part (there's so much to choose from) is the sight of a good actor like Edward Herrmann parading around looking like a...
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BEST VAMPIRE MOVIE EVER!!!

By moviefanchris88
Of all the vampire movies I've seen, I don't think this one can be beaten. Even though this came out a year before I was born and I first saw this when I started high school and enjoyed it since...

back to the movies....

By redlinkhauer688
It was even better the second time around!!...

The Lost Boys review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

First come, first staked!!!

By UvGotIssuesToo
All I can say is it was great to see The Lost Boys on the big screen again. It was even better since the showing was in Santa Cruz, the primary location the movie was filmed....

The Los Boys still rule

By rymsteve
Best vampire movie. Period....

The Lost Boys!

By teamedwardcullen
Ok, the first time I ever seen this movie was when I was 3......and I loved it! This is by far the best movie, besides Twilight of course, that I have ever seen about Vampires! I love this movie so...

WOW!!

By JESSYKA
I WAS 6 YEARS OLD WHEN THIS CAME OUT. SO I DID NOT SEE IT IN THEATERS SO THIS WAS SO CRAZY I LOVED IT!!! ~JESSYKA~...

Retro just feels sooooo right!

By smartass_rios
Though the movie projector sporatically skipped scenes, I still loved watching The Lost Boys on the big screen. I never got to see this movie in this way. My only memories of it spawn from the Beta...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Scary '80s vamp film. Older teens only.
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