Bram Stoker’s Dracula [1992]

The opening scene of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is as close to cinematic perfection as you could possibly get. The whole film is both an homage to the horror classics of the 20th century, as well as the manifestation of Francis Ford Coppola’s unique vision as a filmmaker. Set design and costumes are exquisite. Sadly, the film fails to fulfill its potential. Coppola renders a visually stunning but hollow product. The storyline is weak and unengaging. The cast is hit-and-miss: Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins are impressive while Winona Ryder is terribly miscast. The lowest point? Keanu Reeves is spectacularly bad and his British accent even worse.

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