Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.
" The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking. "
" Given the subject matter, an exercise in delicacy and restraint was unlikely, but it's too bad that the film's concept is way more entertaining than what has ended up on-screen. "
" "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is such a smashing title it's too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it. "
" A B movie treated like an A movie that mostly ends up being a zzzzzzzzzz movie. "
" The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining. "
" Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either. "
" The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher. "
" Despite its factual dismemberment of the movie's namesake, Hunter bristles as summer action fodder. Honest. "
" This film should be campy fun, but in Bekmambetov's unsteady hands, it feels laboured and unsatisfying. "
" Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER. "
" The trouble with the so-called high-concept film is that too often the concept is the best thing about it and the actual movie essentially a series of rather rote, progressively more tiresome variations on its premise. "
" Someone forgot to tell the filmmakers ... that the movie was supposed to be fun. Or at least smart. "
" Don't let the stupid title dissuade you from seeing "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Let the stupid plot, the stupid history, the stupid action scenes, the stupid trivializing of slavery . . . "
" Walker is a tall, lean guy with a big hat who can swing an ax. What else can be said? "
" Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business. "
" To say that it's an exercise in style over substance is perhaps an overstatement, in that it suggests there's any substance here at all. "
" Both terribly silly and a lot of fun. "
" Not just a letdown but an absolute disaster. "
" What next, "George Washington Werewolf"? Laugh not, history profs. "
" Here is the worst thing to happen to Abe Lincoln in a theater since he attended "Our American Cousin." "
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