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The Lost Boys

When their parents divorce, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) move with their mother to their grandfather’s house in a California town nicknamed “The Murder Capital of the World.” Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader (Kiefer Sutherland). When Sam becomes involved with the Frog Brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), who confess to ... [+]
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United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
"An ambitious entertainment that starts out well but ends up selling its soul (...) When everything is all over, there's nothing to leave the theater with (...) just technique at the service of formula (…) Rating: ★★½ (out of 4)"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
William Thomas
"A genre landmark (...) 'The Lost Boys' remains a supremely watchable example of something the '80s did right (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Caryn James
The New York Times
"It laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share its serious-satiric attitude, manages to be very funny."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
"This pathetic attempt at comic horror (...) not only plays fast and loose with vampire mythology but also fails to deliver either frights or laughs (...) This has to be one of the most anaemic vampire flicks ever made."  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
"There's always room for fancy trash (...) There's a such a disjunction between the slick visuals and the clunking, offensive script that the movie befuddles you (...) A glossy fiasco"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Desson Thomson
The Washington Post
"'Boys' starts off brilliantly (...) The result's an exhilarating hybrid of horror and suburban comedy (...) But then the film loses courage (or imagination) and hews to the Spielberg school of climactic denouement"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
"It's a movie that comes at you in visually arresting three-minute chunks and doesn`t seem to care at all about developing a narrative drive (...) Schumacher`s sputtering, short-term approach to the material is a disappointment"  NEU
United StatesUnited States Variety "A horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry."  NEG
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