Bram Stoker's Dracula Critics Consensus Overblown in the best sense of the word, Francis Ford Coppola's vision of Bram Stoker's Dracula rescues the character from decades of campy interpretations -- and features some terrific performances to boot. The casting of the weak Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in leading roles harms the impact of the film as well. Coppola returned thirteen years later and created a similarly haunting and poetic so-called "masterpiece," a supposed truthful adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula tale - when, in fact, the truth is that this movie is no more faithful to Stoker than the superior Universal Pictures original. Vlad cannot see the justice in his fate. Namespaces Article Talk. He is simply too postmodern-surfer for the role and his line delivery could generously be called wooden. Todd McCarthy Variety.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
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And the movie descends into an orgy of visual decadence, in which what people do is not nearly as degraded as how they look while they do it. View All Videos 8. More trailers. Bought somewhere else. Richard Corliss. And perhaps they are correct..
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Their approach turned many moviegoers away by failing to provoke genuine scares, and instead strummed the classic tale for its romanticized and sensual themes over the pure horror approach of so many earlier adaptations. Much like his third Godfather effort, Coppola saw the project as a moneymaking device through which he could prevent his production company, American Zoetrope, from falling into bankruptcy. It contains no Boo! And perhaps they are correct. We understand him and empathize with him. Meanwhile, Dracula sails to England to meet Mina, and, now appearing young and handsome, he assures that the two become lovers..