Thursday, 21 June 2012

Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter Movie Reviews by Critics

Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter, Hollywood Movie Review
Average Rating:  3/5
(Based on web reviews)

Stars: 2/5
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject — unless there is a sequel, which is unlikely.

The story opens with young Abe witnessing the murder of his mother by a vampire. He swears vengeance, and some years later is lucky to be getting drunk while standing at a bar next to Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper), who coaches him on vampire-killing and explains that it is a high calling, requiring great dedication and avoiding distractions like marriage.

Site: rogerebert

Stars: 2/5  
The storyline is faithful to neither fiction nor reality. Two new characters have been introduced, bored leader of the undead Adam (Rufus Sewell) and Abe’s (ahem) black best friend from boyhood, Will (Anthony Mackie). And two CGI-tastic action scenes have been added, a chase through a stampede of horses and a runaway train headed for a burning bridge. Worst of all, the inspiring biopic and the bloody 3D spectacle seem to occupy parallel historical time zones.

Site: timeout

Stars: 2/5 
There isn’t a hint of humor to this tedious, plodding movie, and Walker has no charisma as the grim, determined Lincoln. Bekmambetov overdoses on slow-motion and quick cuts in his action sequences, and the special effects look dingy and fake. An adaptation of a textbook would at least have been more educational.

Site: lasvegasweekly

Stars: 2/5 
The film is at its best in the more intimate moments of horror early on, but its signature setpieces – a vamp fight amidst stampeding horses and a siege aboard a moving train – are a mess of slow-mo CGI, garish colour palettes and muddy visuals. Great title, shame about the film.

Site: sfx

Stars: 2/5   
"Vampire Hunter" does have its pleasures, especially watching the Great Emancipator, played impressively by stage star Walker, transform into a one-man vampire-killing machine. His hatred for the fanged fiends begins young, after his mother dies, and his vengeance gets further fueled by his anger over slavery. Another highlight is witnessing Abe getting trained by vampire buster Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper, as dashing as ever). It's truly bizarre.

Site: mercurynews

Cast: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Running time: 105 minutes.
Rated R: Vulgar language, heavy violence, gore.

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5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away

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