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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper
Jun 22, 2012
R, 1 hr. 45 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle, Erin Wasson
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Jun 22, 2012
DVD Release: Oct 23, 2012
Synopsis: Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite history's greatest hunter of the undead. -- (C) Official Site

Critic Reviews

  • Bruce Diones, New Yorker
    The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining.
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
    The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking.
  • Richard Roeper, Richard
    Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.
  • Ricardo Baca, Denver Post
    The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher.
  • Eric D. Snider,
    Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either.
  • Andrew O'Hehir,
    Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    A B movie treated like an A movie that mostly ends up being a zzzzzzzzzz movie.
  • Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
    This film should be campy fun, but in Bekmambetov's unsteady hands, it feels laboured and unsatisfying.
  • James Adams, Globe and Mail
    The trouble with the so-called high-concept film is that too often the concept is the best thing about it and the actual movie essentially a series of rather rote, progressively more tiresome variations on its premise.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    Not just a letdown but an absolute disaster.
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