“Oh, You Hate Me So, Don't Ya? But You Made Me, Crusader. You Hate What You Made. You Fear It Because It Is Superior To You. For Six Hundred Years, I've Fed On Your Kind At Will! ”
“John Carpenter And James Woods!”
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
Peter M. Nichols - New York Times
Dean Essner - USA Today
Amy Taubin - Village Voice
Dean Essner - Houston Chronicle
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Lisa Nesselson - Variety
Dean Essner - Globe and Mail
Laura Miller - Salon.com
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Dean Essner - Los Angeles Times
Dean Essner - Sight and Sound
Rob Hunter - Film School Rejects
A suspense-free snark-fest desperate to turn its protagonist - vampire slayer Jack Crow (James Woods) - into a Snake Plisskin-style icon of supernatural-badass cool.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Grungy, disreputable fun -- the kind of blood-and-tequila western that can only be made nowadays when disguised as a horror movie.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Woods is entertaining as badass vampire hunter Jack Crow, but the meanness he exhibits toward his young priest assistant is offensive and completely unnecessary. Still, this is Carpenter's best film since the 1980s ended.
Chuck O'Leary - FulvueDrive-in.com
Dean Essner - Time Out
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
The movie is basically one-note: A vampire is harpooned and dragged out into the daylight where the body instantly explodes into flames. Creativity in action, for sure.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Susan Tavernetti - Palo Alto Weekly
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Dean Essner - Film Threat
James Rocchi - Netflix
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
Shlomo Schwartzberg - Boxoffice Magazine
...little more than an excuse to watch people kill each other in the most brutal possible ways.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Kim Newman - Sight and Sound
Jeremiah Kipp - ToxicUniverse.com
I [need a] thesaurus for words to describe this execrable,detestable, fetid,stinky,crappy,ghastly, monstrous,wretched,rancid mess.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
The laughable dialogue and lack of plot isn't as problematic as the uninteresting and unlikable characters.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Paul Tatara - CNN.com
Bob Graham - San Francisco Chronicle
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
John Paul Powell - Jam! Movies
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
Dean Essner - E! Online
I'd rather have Peter Vincent on my side than Jack Crow and company.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Dean Essner - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Dean Essner - Irish Times
It is a sad state of affairs when John Carpenter can make something as misguided and flatly written and filmed as Vampires.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
James Brundage - Filmcritic.com
Gemma Files - eye WEEKLY
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
You have to hand it to James Woods: He doesn't go out of his way to make himself likeable on screen.
Maitland McDonagh - Film Journal International
Carpenter turns John Steakley's novel "Vampire$" into a perverse remake of Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo" by way of Sergio Leone and "The Wild Bunch."
Sean Axmaker - Nitrate Online
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central