Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantHD Closed Captioning
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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, Cinematical.com)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 135
- Fresh: 51
- Rotten: 84
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Tests its viewers' patience even as it strives to build their loyalty.
Rotten: Jammed with story threads that don't cohere, Cirque commits the cardinal sin for a vampire movie: It's bloodless.
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.
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.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.