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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Paul Weitz

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About the Movie

Welcome to the Cirque Du Freak, a traveling sideshow filled with magical creatures, misunderstood freaks, and the mysterious vampire, Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly). Drawn to the dark, unpredictable world of the Cirque, 16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to become an immortal vampire. As Darren explores his newfound powers and faces unexpected enemies, he’ll find that his existence as a member of the undead is filled with more challenges, suspense and fun than he ever thought possible. Based on the best-selling book series and co-starring Salma Hayek, Ken Watanabe, and Willem Dafoe, it’s a fast-paced, suspenseful journey critics call, "Imaginative!" (Peter Hall,

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 138
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 87
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Tests its viewers' patience even as it strives to build their loyalty. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Jammed with story threads that don't cohere, Cirque commits the cardinal sin for a vampire movie: It's bloodless. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 3, 2011

Rotten: Unfortunately Weitz can't quite get a handle on what the film should be, despite teaming up with the talented Brian Helgeland on the script. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Mixing horror and comedy while minimizing the gore, writer-director Paul Weitz serves up a witty adventure fantasy with a tasty dollop of schadenfreude. – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Loved it

I saw it in the theaters and LOVED it

LOVED IT!!!!!!!



Best movie of all time!!!!!!!

Book just a bit better, but very good for a start!

Can't wait for a second one! :)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2009

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