- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Kate Beckinsale made an impression on audiences several years ago in Kenneth Branagh's
Religious press critics are not usually impressed by werewolves and vampires. But this film has scored with audiences and become the week's box office champion, so this time … well, no, the critics are still not impressed.
Michael Medved (Crosswalk) calls it "stylish, slick, lavishly atmospheric, surprisingly well acted, competently plotted—and a complete waste of talent and time. The convoluted story line … seems impenetrably confusing at first, but slowly comes together to make as much sense as vampire/werewolf plots normally do."
"We don't really care about these creatures," says Michael Elliott (Movie Parables). "The movie is reduced to watching unappealing beings attacking each other with unmerciful zeal."
David DiCerto (CNS) nicknames it "
Jerry Langford (