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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Hugh Jackman
Kate Beckinsale
Richard Roxburgh
David Wenham
Directors
Stephen Sommers
Screenwriters
Stephen Sommers
Running Time
132 minutes

Van Helsing


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Plot
Transylvania, late 19th century. Vatican-sponsored monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing (Jackman) teams up with gypsy princess Anna Valerious (Beckinsale) to thwart Dracula (Roxburgh), who is planning to unleash his evil spawn with the aid of Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.


Verdict
Amped up to the max, Van Helsing has plenty of bang for your buck but little personality. For all the impressive production values on show, you can’t help feeling that less would be considerably more.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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