Blood: The Last Vampire might be described as Kill Bill crossed with Buffy, only that would make it sound like more than the slapdash, thrill-less dud that it is.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Suffers from abusive close-ups, repetitive fight sequences and uninspired demon design.
Jeannette Catsoulis - New York Times
The peculiar, comic-book-like computer graphics -- artful at first -- finally overtake Blood and make it look like a video game instead of a graceful, graphic martial arts movie.
Dan Zak - Washington Post
Don't let the subtitle of Blood: The Last Vampire alarm you. The finale of this tedious piece of Asian-ish action-schlock based on a popular anime series implies an intention to make more. One was plenty for me.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Unexciting, incoherent, lamely acted, and carelessly written.
Aaron Hillis - Village Voice
Watch True Blood, Let the Right One In or Twilight instead. Or wait for Thirst or New Moon or Daybreakers or ...
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Cary Darling - Dallas Morning News
This isn't a great movie. But it's sincere as an entertainment, it looks good, it's atmospheric.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Michael Ordona - Chicago Tribune
Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.
V.A. Musetto - New York Post
Keith Uhlich - Time Out
The dialogue is horrible (sample exchange: "Little bitch is out of control"), the acting is worse.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
... a bizarre mix of sensibilities that falls apart into a mess of cultural cues. The result is as tone deaf as the confused accents.
Sean Axmaker - Seanax.com
Feels like one of those Underworld sequels, but with a samurai-wielding Japanese schoolgirl instead of the tight leather outfits . . .
James O'Ehley - fantastiqueZINE
I think this is a world-class film! It contains great martial arts and great storytelling, and it turns the vampire genre on its ear.
Michael Szymanski - Sci-Fi Weekly
Really, is there supposed to be any entertainment value in this thing, or is it meant to be a ponderously stupid endurance test?
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
So laughably awful that it easily qualifies for so-bad-it's-good status.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
The best thing that can come from this film is that it will be so poorly received both by critics and audiences that it will put a damper on Hollywood's current interest in remaking anime.
Beth Accomando - KPBS.org
Despite inserting a jumble of backstory into his live-action take on an action experiment from Japanese animation studio Production I.G, director Chris Nahon captures some of the visceral thrills of the nine-year-old anime.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
As good as any Hollywood movie, which is to say it's got lousy visual effects and generic dialogue. Since we're already forgiving that anyway, there's enough engaging action to make it plenty fun and entertaining.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
Slashing swords, splashing blood, and flashy CGI - not to mention a hot chick in school uniform - sound like a cool combination, but the life bleeds out of Blood: The Last Vampire long before the final reel.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
An stew of international genre influences that plays like a Vietnam-era cross between Blade and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with elaborate martial arts sequences.
Maitland McDonagh - Horror Hacker
If you're not familiar with this kind of live-action anime in general, Blood isn't a bad place to start, but for diehard fans it's a lot of been-there-done-that.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Ever wish for a cinematic slushie of Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the cheesiest vampire movie ever made? Welcome to Blood: The Last Vampire.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
This live-action update of a popular Japanese anime film from 2000 has a heart full of mythology, but its fangs are dulled by an anemic script and clumsy action sequences that are notable mostly for an excess of cheese, not blood.
Ted Fry - Seattle Times
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Dave White - Movies.com
Blood: The Last Vampire feels both derivative and strangely amateurish, an awkward blend of Hong Kong-style combat set pieces and clumsy English-language dialogue scenes that verge on laughable.
Wade Major - Boxoffice Magazine
If that sounds kind of hot, don't get your hopes up.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
The action is repetitive and unoriginal, but it at least offers a respite from the horrible writing and acting.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
It makes sense that Chris Chow's script is based on a manga series; this is a series of 20-minute episodes in search of an arc.
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
[It] turns its collection of overused action/horror staples into... well... a kind of fun collection of overused action/horror staples.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
Apparently someone forgot to add an extra dimension in the process of adapting the film from anime -- the characters have the personality of cardboard cutouts and the actors deliver performances to match.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
If you're willing to accept it for what it is - a hyperactive fantasy, pleasantly ridiculous and delivered with amusing conviction by director Chris Nahon - you should be suitably entertained.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Of direct-to-DVD quality, so you might as well wait until this one makes it to disc--and then skip it.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Every scrap of footage here has been done better somewhere else.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
Boys in the audience may groan indulgently, but their dates ought to squeal with delighted pride.
Donald J. Levit - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The best thing that one can say about this is that as utterly incoherent action extravaganzas go, it is at least an hour shorter than "Transformers 2."
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
As the credits began to roll, I thought to myself, "I can't believe this was a theatrical release." Neither will you if you pay to see it.
Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton - Dread Central
Blood is borderline incomprehensible.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
This live-action adaptation of Hiroyuki Kitakubo's popular anime one-off from 2000 appears to have been made by a company of finches tweeting, 'Cheap...cheap.'
Keith Uhlich - Time Out New York
Is there a word that transcends abysmal? BLOOD is the lowest form of cinematic garbage that carries not a single shred of redeemable screen time.
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting
BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE is half a good film and half of a really bad one
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Like Men In Blade - a cross between Men In Black, with suited secret agents covering up the existence of evil forces, and the sword-slashing Blade.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
It's the action that really suffers, the anime's dynamism fizzling out as every samurai duel falls back on fake-looking CG squibs and a blur of fast-cut, see-nothing camera angles.
Jamie Russell - Total Film
The action sequences are the prize attraction and even they leave something to be desired.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Stylishly shot and undeniably trashy, this is a strange mish-mash of a film that's actually surprisingly entertaining, despite the usual choppily-edited fight scenes.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
If you go in expecting an amusing stinker, you may enjoy it.
Andrew Osmond - SFX Magazine
If anything watch it for the cool vamps and powerful performance from star [Gianna] Jun...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
'The world is full of bloodsuckers,' notes the lead vampire's handler; the only believable line in the movie.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve