icon Film Profile: Interview with the Vampire - (1994)
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7.1/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"Drink from me and live forever"


  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Genre: Horror, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy,
  • Studio: Geffen Pictures
  • Widescreen | Duration: 125 Mins

John Travolta hoped to star in it to shatter his Grease image, and Elton John was even asked to turn it into a Broadway musical, but when this highly anticipated movie version of Anne Rice's cult novel finally came to the screen it was a decidedly anaemic affair. All sumptuously dressed up with nowhere really interesting to go, director Neil Jordan's lavish adaptation is a stylised horror tale that lacks the emotional depth and jet-black darkness of the doom-laden tome. Too many other similar ideas have since come down the undead path, seriously undermining this stark vision of the hellish torture of being cursed to live for ever. Still, Tom Cruise is fine as the vampire Lestat, whose close relationship with handsome Brad Pitt forms an erotic twist on the Dracula legend. Kirsten Dunst impresses as the child adopted by the pair, but it's Antonio Banderas who gives the most full-blooded performance as the bisexual Armand. This is a beautifully mounted production that's low on divine decadence and Rice's celebrated charnel house morbidity, but high on glossy Grand Guignol and evocative elegance.
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Cast List:
Lestat de Lioncourt : Tom Cruise
Louis Pointe du Lac : Brad Pitt
Armand : Antonio Banderas
Santiago : Stephen Rea
Daniel Malloy : Christian Slater
Claudia : Kirsten Dunst
Madeleine : Domiziana Giordano
Yvette : Thandie Newton
Prostitute on waterfront : Virginia McCollam
Gambler : John McConnell
Pimp : Mike Seelig
Tavern girl : Bellina Logan
Widow St Clair : Lyla Hay Owen
Widow's lover : Lee Emery
New Orleans prostitute : Indra Ové
New Orleans prostitute : Helen McCrory

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