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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: 104
- Fresh: 65
- 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.
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.
Rotten: Unfortunately, the story never grabs hold as insistently as Jordan's tone and visual artistry.
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.
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.
Super classy vampire movie!!
I am so impressed! Not since Interview with a Vampire has anything been so on level. You won't find an action adventure flick here or contrived story for teens. This drama based, dark, sad, beautiful, well written and wonderfully acted film is a breath of fresh air for the genre. I will give you a heads up though, if you are hoping for vampires with fangs you won't get any. There is blood and violence but the story doesn't revolve around that. There are surprises, at times I was at the edge of my seat wondering what would happen. It was really good!
This was an incredible movie. The acting was brilliant!!
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2009
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