Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tim Burton presents this action mash-up of American history and horror fantasy directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), following the rise of Abraham Lincoln as both a nation’s leader and a hunter of the undead.

Long before any political aspirations, Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) was driven by the desire for revenge against Jack Barts (Marton Csokas) - the killer of his mother. But Barts is no mortal man. Aided by a vampire expert (Dominic Cooper), Lincoln learns to channel his anger into a more noble task: the destruction of all vampires across America.

2012Rating: R16, contains horror scenes and violence105 minsUSA
FantasyHorrorHistorical
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A Civil War-era actioner of questionable taste and historical accuracy but surprisingly consistent entertainment value.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

What [Bekmambetov] doesn't do is offer us any respite from his 3D CGI barrage, an assault on the senses that makes the bullet John Wilkes Booth fired into the real Abe's noggin seem calming by comparison.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This ludicrous CGI extravaganza, based on the comic horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, can stand proudly beside the best-worst of Ed Wood and Uwe Boll.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Bekmambetov directs with gusto, and the forthright absurdity of the story, combined with its weirdly heartfelt self-belief is winning.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject - unless there is a sequel, which is unlikely, because at the end, the Lincolns are on their way to the theater.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

This insipid mashup of history lesson and monster flick takes itself semi-seriously, which is truly deadly.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Genre enthusiasts will lap up the mixture of action and fantasy, while history buffs who don't mind a bit of rewriting will dig into an alternative spin on the Civil War period.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The grave tone makes it stiff and leaden, the digi-saturated look is a turn-off. Damnable and disordered.

2.0
0

Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was at a disadvantage from the start considering the storyline and the content (ie. another Vampire movie). It would take something pretty special to win over audiences which i think it almost did. The movie was visually a full on assault on the senses which worked most of the time, i...

3.0
0

The biggest issue with this film is that despite its ludicrous title and concept, it was almost complete devoid of any humour. Basically just a dull action flick with limp 3D effects (aside from an admittedly amusing sequence involving projectile horses and Shortland Street's Leonard Dodds). Only highlight was Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, who somehow...

2.0
0

What can I say? Leonard from the golden days of Shortland Street chucks a live horse at Lincoln. A horse! During a stampede! Argh!

2.0
0

Some vampire movies are classics ('Nosferatu.') Some are scary ('Martin.') Some are class ('Let the Right One In.') Some are camp ('Bram Stoker's Dracula.') Some are cool ('Near Dark.') Some are epic ('Interview with the Vampire.') Some are badass ('Blade.') Some are fun ('The Lost Boys.') Some are hip ('From Dusk Till Dawn.') Some are...

2.0
0

It has some pacing issues and some weird cuts early on, but pulls it together by the end. The action sequences are great, no shaky cameras and constant cuts, you can see everything that's happening and who's doing it and it's a lot of fun.

4.0
0

It was an entertaining watch, but that is about it. Tried a bit of everything from romance to horror. It wasn't worth watching in 3D.

2.0
0

3D didn't really add anything to it...kinda entertaining, mainly the mad axe skills.Thanks Flicks!

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A Civil War-era actioner of questionable taste and historical accuracy but surprisingly consistent entertainment value.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

What [Bekmambetov] doesn't do is offer us any respite from his 3D CGI barrage, an assault on the senses that makes the bullet John Wilkes Booth fired into the real Abe's noggin seem calming by comparison.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This ludicrous CGI extravaganza, based on the comic horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, can stand proudly beside the best-worst of Ed Wood and Uwe Boll.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Bekmambetov directs with gusto, and the forthright absurdity of the story, combined with its weirdly heartfelt self-belief is winning.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject - unless there is a sequel, which is unlikely, because at the end, the Lincolns are on their way to the theater.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

This insipid mashup of history lesson and monster flick takes itself semi-seriously, which is truly deadly.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Genre enthusiasts will lap up the mixture of action and fantasy, while history buffs who don't mind a bit of rewriting will dig into an alternative spin on the Civil War period.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The grave tone makes it stiff and leaden, the digi-saturated look is a turn-off. Damnable and disordered.

2.0
0

Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was at a disadvantage from the start considering the storyline and the content (ie. another Vampire movie). It would take something pretty special to win over audiences which i think it almost did. The movie was visually a full on assault on the senses which worked most of the time, i...

3.0
0

The biggest issue with this film is that despite its ludicrous title and concept, it was almost complete devoid of any humour. Basically just a dull action flick with limp 3D effects (aside from an admittedly amusing sequence involving projectile horses and Shortland Street's Leonard Dodds). Only highlight was Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, who somehow...

2.0
0

What can I say? Leonard from the golden days of Shortland Street chucks a live horse at Lincoln. A horse! During a stampede! Argh!

2.0
0

Some vampire movies are classics ('Nosferatu.') Some are scary ('Martin.') Some are class ('Let the Right One In.') Some are camp ('Bram Stoker's Dracula.') Some are cool ('Near Dark.') Some are epic ('Interview with the Vampire.') Some are badass ('Blade.') Some are fun ('The Lost Boys.') Some are hip ('From Dusk Till Dawn.') Some are...

2.0
0

It has some pacing issues and some weird cuts early on, but pulls it together by the end. The action sequences are great, no shaky cameras and constant cuts, you can see everything that's happening and who's doing it and it's a lot of fun.

4.0
0

It was an entertaining watch, but that is about it. Tried a bit of everything from romance to horror. It wasn't worth watching in 3D.

2.0
0

3D didn't really add anything to it...kinda entertaining, mainly the mad axe skills.Thanks Flicks!

2.0
0