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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Gary Oldman
Keanu Reeves
Winona Ryder
Anthony Hopkins
Sadie Frost
Directors
Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriters
James V Hart
Bram Stoker
Running Time
118 minutes

Bram Stoker's Dracula
What was supposed to a Coppola masterpiece, turns out to be a blip on the radar.


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Plot
In Ford Coppola's Dracula, the Count (Oldman) turned his back on God after his wife committed suicide thinking her husband died in battle. Then some 400 years later he becomes obsessed with Mina (Ryder) who bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife.


Verdict
Has a film ever promised so much yet delivered so little? There was so much potential, yet when it came down to it, Coppola made his Dracula too old to be menacing, gave Keanu Reeves a part and took out all the action. So all we're left with is an overly long bloated adaptation, instead of what might have been a gothic masterpiece.


Reviewed by Tom Hibbert

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