|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander, Christine Marzano, Daniel Mays, Thure Lindhardt, Warren Brown, Warren Brown|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Horror, Thriller|
|Collections:||September - Drama , UK top 50 weekly chart|
|Run time:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Sep 2013|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The movies' love affair with vampires shows no signs of flagging - though in their millennial phase the bloodsuckers seem to be taking a more female-friendly angle.
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Not for twilight fansBy S9nun (20 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This film was much better than I hoped for. If you are after twee, angst ridden vampires then re-watch twilight. This film offers none of that. Its a dark reimagining of the genre by the director of the original Interview with a vampire. This means a darker, multilayered film that's so much more adult than I gave it credit for based upon other reviews. The lack of explanation around the back story actually adds more credibility than it detracts as it feels like their is an assumption of knowledge. It's not perfect. There are some parts that are simply there to hammer home the difference between mother and daughter in Arterton and Ronan but it's well acted and a very refreshing change from the teen love in others loosely connected by genre alone. There is a love object but he is no R-patz and again this improves the film rather than spoils it. The positive is in the flaws, both in character and in the film itself. Watch it. If you don't like it what have you lost. Just don't expect it to be like every other vampire film you have seen!
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A vampire story with a differenceBy TVRandy (133 reviews) , 06 Dec 2013The story of two female vampires who have lived for a couple of hundred years. The film shows thier efforts for survival today while slowly showing you thier history from when they became vampires. Then the story develops further for the future. Not bad and a little bit different.
Can you love forever?By H4ppyCl0wn (6 reviews) from UK , 04 Dec 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Explores the conflict between parental and romantic love under the guise of being about Vampires. Well shot, rounded characters and a believable mythology come together with a tight script that builds consistently towards a final conflict. Good film... though as another review commented, its not a teenage 'whoop whoop' romp. Its a much slower, emotionally laden film.
waste of timeBy a customer , 03 Dec 2013a complete rubbish movie for me have to say, it put me to sleep after 10 mins into the movie. I love vampires movie , but this one really let me down. waste of time .......
Brilliant - Nothing like Twilight . . .By ZenZii (191 reviews) from Preston , 02 Dec 2013Watching sceptically as this is a vampire movie, and you know they can be a little misleading and a bit silly. But, this was pleasantly surprisingly quite good. I do like Gemma Arterton (Clara) and Saoirse Ronan (Eleanor) the two vampires acting as sisters whereas actually Clara is Eleanors mother and is 200 years old!!! Eleanor is struggling because she just wants to talk to people and tell them who she really is. She befriends with young lad Frank (Caleb Landry Jones... Who needlessly to say that I have had a bit of a guilty crush on him since I saw him in Antiviral - But only with long hair, of course) Clara makes money as a prostitute. Eleanor hates this but knows that they need money to live. Don't watch thinking it will be like Twilight, cause its nothing like it. Watch it its is a refreshing movie x x x
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A good watch.By ricoh (137 reviews) from Calne , 30 Nov 2013An interesting twist on the vampire movie theme. It was perfectly watchable and the different angle made it an enjoyable romp.