Caryn James - New York Times
It starts slow, but finishes fast with some clever plot twists. In the end, all is not lost with these boys.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
An exhilarating hybrid of horror and suburban comedy.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
When everything is all over, there's nothing to leave the theater with -- no real horrors, no real dread, no real imagination -- just technique at the service of formula.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
A horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry.
Variety Staff - Variety
That Schumacher handles the transitions between very light horror, comedy, teen romance, and action as well as he does is evidence of a sure hand found nowhere else in his filmography.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
...a passable yet unspectacular relic of the 1980s.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Scary '80s vamp film. Older teens only.
Afsheen Nomai - Common Sense Media
It hasn't aged well. At all.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A hugely enjoyable picture that proves Joel Schumacher really can direct and that not everything about the 1980s was awful.
Dean Essner - Film4
Despite its flaws, however, the film is an interesting addition to vampire cinema.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
The picture affirms that the only thing truly important is this image of the older brother with his arm around the younger.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
With its cool cast and classic kiss-off ending, The Lost Boys will forever be a cultural touchstone of '80s cinema. [Blu-Ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Jennie Kermode - Eye for Film
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Directed with a cavalier disregard for intelligibility, this has to be one of the most anaemic vampire flicks ever made.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Did I mention both Coreys are in it?
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
A supremely watchable example of something the '80s did right.
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
The movie may not offer a lot in the way of serious frights or even originality, but it is most definitely weird and decidedly funny.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
A coffinload of DVD extras to sate your Lost Boys bloodlust!
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
Rebecca Murray - About.com
The Lost Boys is not a movie you want to put in a time capsule or even revisit, unless your name happens to be Corey.
Pete Croatto - Filmcritic.com
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Overdirected and junky, but mildly amusing.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Dan Fazio - Citysearch
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gothic style, humor and sexy stars -- a cult classic
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
A corn-ball '80s vampire classic! Starring the two Corey's!
Shannon J. Harvey - Sunday Times (Australia)
A schlocky and stylish teen-oriented gorefest that's humorously off-kilter and frothy--it's something worth sinking your fangs into!
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
One of the best thrillers of our time...rocks as well as it rolls
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Brian J. Arthurs - Beach Reporter (Southern California)
Arguably Joel Schumacher's finest film.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
Probably the guiltiest of the guilty pleasure vampire flicks.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
David Poland - Hot Button
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
This is, however, a cinematographer's film and while everyone else seemed to be putting in half-hearted efforts, the cinematographer was working overtime.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews