Interview With the Vampire

Film, Fantasy
Interview With the Vampire

Time Out says

Contemporary San Francisco - Louis de Pointe du Lac (Pitt) tells a journalist (Slater) the strange details of his life: how two centuries earlier he was attacked by the degenerate vampire Lestat (Cruise); how he rejected his mentor's advice by feeding on rats and poodles; how the pair 'adopted' a young orphan, Claudia (Dunst), whose thirst for blood outstripped even Lestat's; how their individual inclinations and ethical codes gave rise to lethal tensions between the various members of this bizarre, undead 'family'; and so on. For all its ambitions and visual flair, Jordan's adaptation of Anne Rice's novel is a disappointment. It's not only not scary, it's also dull and conventional. True, the emphasis on Dante Ferretti's lavish production design makes for some heavy dollops of 'atmosphere'; true, too, that the acting is adequate. The major problem lies with Rice's own script which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal. Profoundly unremarkable.


Release details

122 mins

Cast and crew

Neil Jordan
Anna Rice
Brad Pitt
Thandie Newton
Stephen Rea
Antonio Banderas
Christian Slater
Kirsten Dunst
Tom Cruise
Domiziana Giordano
Roger Lloyd Pack
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