Year of Release: 1994
Director: Neil Jordan
Approx. Running Time: 123 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
" WICKED FUN. IT CASTS A SEDUCTIVE SPELL."
-Mike Clark, USA TODAY
The undead are among us and livelierthan ever when Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and a talented group of youngbloods star in Interview With The Vampire, the spellbinding screen adaptation of Anne Rice's bestseller. Box-office favorite Cruise stylishly plays the supremely evil, charismatic vampire Lestat. Pitt is Louis, lured by Lestat into the immortatlity of the damned, then tormented by the unalterable fact of vampire life: to survive, he must kill. Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst also star.
Hypnotically directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) from a screenplay by Rice, Interview With The Vampire offers enough thrills, shocks and fiendish fun to last a lifetime...and beyond.
As much as I dislike both Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst, this is a phenomenal movie. It's a fantastic mix of the beautiful and the ugly, those who are nearly overpowered by regret and those who have none. This really is a must-see film. If you like it, you might give the book a try. The movie stays pretty true to the novel, but is more streamlined in that certain unnecessary subplots have been pared out of the story.
Rated R (MPAA)
1994 (Year of Release)