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Neil Jordan

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About the Movie

An insatiable thirst for blood thrusts a beautiful young woman into an exhilarating and deadly new world of dark mysticism and hauntingly intoxicating vampire legends.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 109
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 39
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Again and again, as the story shifts between women, times and moods, Mr. Jordan adds a punctuating flourish ... that exquisitely illustrates the once-upon-a-time mood. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 27, 2013

Fresh: "Byzantium's" appeal is not so much its bite, which could use some refining, but the emotional journey its undead take. In Jordan's hands, the vampires are so very human. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Jun 27, 2013

Rotten: Unfortunately, the story never grabs hold as insistently as Jordan's tone and visual artistry. – Ian Buckwalter, NPR, Jun 28, 2013

Fresh: Neil Jordan's sensitive and very slow exploration of vampire angst. That the film also seems intended as some kind of vampire feminist statement makes it a rare combination of mildly boring and mildly hilarious. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 5, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Great, smart sexy vampire - Neil Jordan at his best

Good to see Neil Jordan returning to genre fare - his movies are smart, magical and different from everything else out there and he has 2 great young actresses in this one - Saorise is always good but Gemma Arterton has to be the sexiest vamp to ever hit the screen! Loved it.


This was an incredible movie. The acting was brilliant!!

Great movie

This movie was brilliant! Saoirse Ronan is once again outstanding!

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2009

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