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Reviews: Byzantium (2013)

byzantiumReviews for this film from our members:

  • Sean Axmaker @ Cinephiled
    • Excerpt: [Neil] Jordan keeps returning to themes of fairy tale and myth and Byzantium is rich with metaphor and sexual politics, almost overwhelmingly so.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Instead of interviewing disparate vampires, here Jordan’s giving us mother/daughter memoirs covering two hundred years
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Neil Jordan’s curiously revisionist addition to the cult of the undead category.
  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: A sinuously intelligent, deceptively passionate and judiciously brutal entry that proves something like a mature horror film can still exist.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine
    • Excerpt: Byzantium is a savory transfusion of fresh, warm blood into the subgenre that became a bit toothless once the goofy, soapy Twilight franchise set the world on fire.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: A vampire film with a bit of bite…
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • [New – 11/21] | Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A gorgeously-photographed, full-bodied vamp tale from Interview with the Vampire director Neil Jordan, Byzantium looks and feels so good that it overcomes some basic storytelling flaws.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: A primeira impressão pode ser de desilusão, mas merece ser visto com a mente preparada para algo diferente do terror e merece que se pense nele por algum tempo. Jordan pode não ter ficado fascinado com a história, mas adivinhou exactamente como a devia fazer.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Jordan blends the darkness of British crime films with the bright colors of gaudy horror, creating a visual aesthetic that is seductive in its pleasures, even if the seams (intentionally) show. Blood flows crimson and the neon crackles with an intense glow.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 9:28 am

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