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Vampire's Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

1989
Comedy
Fantasy
1h 43m
A frustrated Manhattan literary editor, Peter Loew (Cage), meets a mysterious woman (Beals). During a passionate night of lovemaking, the woman bites him on the neck, drawing blood. When she disappears the next morning, Peter becomes convinced that she was a vampire and that's he's become one too. As he loses himself to pressure of everyday life, he begins to act the role of a creature of the night. (MGM/UA)
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Vampire's Kiss

1989
Comedy
Fantasy
1h 43m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
93rd
An accurate portrayal of love in the 1980s.
Rated 23 Aug 2010
10
97th
Cage in an early crazy role destroying everything in sight, he goes berserk even by his standards. Its like a late 80's take on 'American Psycho' that has an insane script and filled with terrific yet highly strange scenes. Darkly comical and it also features a couch coffin. In other words, it was AWESOME.
Rated 01 Mar 2009
6
95th
Abnormally well done for this bizarre subject matter. American Psycho's 80s sociological aspect, also an equally insane and narcissistic lead, combined with a Kafkaesque mix of suspense, horror, & comedy. Nicholas Cage is off the charts, certainly his most expressive if not best performance [hard to choose between this & Adaptation]. I can't remember the last movie that made me laugh this much - too crazy to miss.
Rated 03 Jun 2016
61
40th
Cocaine: The Movie
Rated 24 Jan 2015
45
19th
Nicholas Cage proves there's a fine line between method acting and week-long coke binge.
Rated 14 Aug 2010
6
81st
This film has Nicolas Cage chasing his terrified secretary into the woman's washroom, eating pigeons with a set of cheap, plastic vampire teeth, and running in the street yelling "I'M A VAMPIRE I'M A VAMPIRE!". Pretty much the best movie ever.
Rated 18 Oct 2011
4
74th
This movie is hilarious. Though I'm sure there's some sort of metaphorical subtext here (perhaps about sexual predators), the sheer absurdity and surrealism is enough. Nicolas Cage's unhinged performance is so exaggerated, and it's an immediate giveaway that this isn't exactly supposed to be taken seriously. Sometimes referred to as 'Kafkaesque', which is appropriate coming from the same man who wrote the similarly off-kilter After Hours.
Rated 21 Nov 2019
30
10th
A surprisingly dark drama transformed into a comedy by the last guy in the world one should ask to play a crazy person. Though it's often excruciating to watch, it's also something to behold.
Rated 18 Jan 2014
71
63rd
Cage being a king in every way. This movie is one of a kind, and only Cage could have gotten the lead role. Amazing quotes, Cage with his fantastic and probably his own invented accent, Cage walking around with vampire teeth and I'm now questioning myself if I'm a vampire or not. .... What, ofcourse I am!
Rated 16 May 2012
53
12th
Cage's astonishing commitment to a portrait of unhinged, off-the-wall insanity forms the centrepiece of genuinely bizarre film, which can't make up its mind whether it wants to be an outlandish camp-fest or something a little more ambitious; unfortunately it never comes into focus or succeeds on either level. Worthwhile for Cage completists, and for the chance to hear some truly odd lines of dialogue, though Cage's victimisation of his co-worker is taken to an unecessarily gruesome extreme.
Rated 08 Nov 2011
78
82nd
Nic Cage goes completely nuts in what just may be the strangest vampire movie I've ever seen. Perfectly cast for the role, Cage delivers in nearly every scene, right down to that ridiculous accent that seems to be a cross between a California surfer, Jeeves the Butler, and a preppy undergraduate from Harvard.
Rated 04 Feb 2011
85
86th
"IM A VAMPIRE IM A VAMPIRE IM A VAMPIRE"
Rated 28 Mar 2011
60
40th
Nicolas Cage acts gloriously loony, but too much of it goes nowhere. Worth watching just for the scene of Cage loping down the street shouting "I'm a vampire! I'm a vampire!" Was Jennifer Beals sporting hairy armpits or did I just imagine that?
Rated 22 Nov 2013
9
85th
Nic Cage at his Nic Cagiest.
Rated 09 Nov 2010
67
36th
Nicolas Cage thinks he got turned into a vampire, proceeds to troll everyone in the movie (including animals), funny at times if only for Nicolas Cage "acting".
Rated 01 Aug 2010
80
56th
Cage brings his special brand of crazy to a surprisingly well told story of a man slowly losing his mind. This is one time Cage's overacting fits the role perfectly, his over the top mannerisms working well showing someone dissapearing into their own world. It's a very black comedy, similar to American Psycho, with the over-the-top absurdity being the point and Cage commits to that totally. A very strange movie that looks stupid at first glance, but there is an interesting story here too.
Rated 28 May 2011
95
89th
One of the best performances of all time. Hilarious and unhinged, but also surprisingly subversive.
Rated 24 Mar 2011
4
70th
An interesting hodgepodge of ideas (vampire as businessman, vampire as fetish, etc.; throw in some paranoid schizoprenia and now the juices are really stewing), none of which are terribly well-developed but all of which make this more interesting than it might otherwise have been. Also, it's hilarious. (Nic Cage as a delusional vampiric Manhattanite with an awful accent? Hell yes!) It runs out of steam for a bit towards the end, but picks up again and finishes on a high note.
Rated 18 Jul 2010
75
82nd
Everybody watch this, please do
Rated 17 Oct 2018
69
62nd
A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z
Rated 24 Jul 2011
90
85th
One of most intense, craziest and creative acting performances ever recorded on film.
Rated 13 Feb 2011
80
79th
Possibly one of the greatest performances ever crafted by the insanely brilliant Nicolas Cage.
Rated 13 Jan 2015
40
31st
Vampire's Kiss is an insane movie for one reason only: Nicolas Cage. He's of-the-wall crazy in this movie, and even if that completely goes against what everyone else was attempting to do, it at least makes what otherwise might have been a dull film watchable. You don't get performances like this very often, so even if you hate Vampire's Kiss -- and it's a bad enough movie that this reaction would be fine -- you're going to stick around and see what Cage does next.
Rated 18 Dec 2010
68
14th
Bizarre film completely saved by what might be the original Crazy Cage performance. This movie would have been a trainwreck with anyone else. As it stands, it's a fascinating piece of character study watching Nic Cage playing a schizophrenic man that thinks he's becoming a vampire. Really liked the tics Cage gave Loew, namely the British accent that comes and goes depending on who he's trying to impress. Recommended for Crazy Cage fans only.
Rated 18 Jan 2014
7
57th
Unintentionally hilarious yet unexpectedly fascinating movie about self-imposed insanity. In that regard, it's a fitting starring vehicle for Nicolas Cage who goes bat shit crazy, as his descent into madness leaves a trail of wreckage from which no soul emerges unscathed. Not even pigeons.
Rated 28 Apr 2013
63
20th
I don't even know -- this is one of the most bat-shit (haw-haw) crazy films I've seen. It seems to have a complete disregard for how to operate as a compelling motion picture and instead opts for insane Nic Cage acting moments strung together in a totally loopy narrative perfectly suited for him. This film could be very deep and actually about something, but I have no idea (I wouldn't mind watching it again)
Rated 20 Oct 2018
60
37th
This entire film rests on Cage's performance, and it is a hell of a performance. The plot itself is decent and has some surprises but he alone keeps this film engaging, hillarious and shocking. Even with Cage though, the film is rather dull in the beginning and even at its best, it mostly just feels like a subpar American Psycho (notwithstanding that the novel wouldn't even be published for another two years.).
Rated 09 Jun 2020
75
84th
The first and probably the best of Cage's crazy bizarro performances. Not much to say here that hasn't already been said other than that Bierman deserved a better career on the strength of his work here. He mostly nails an ambiguous tone that is difficult to describe, walking an extremely fine line between camp and satire that both conforms to and subverts genre expectations. Shame that the memes generated from it have given an entire generation the wrong impression.
Rated 21 Sep 2022
80
81st
Proto-American Psycho. The film stradles a similar line between true darkness and absurdist comedy, but veers ever more toward the darkness as it progresses. Obviously, Cage's completely unhinged performance is a big reason to see the film, but you might be surprised how it holds up as a similar kind of upper class indictment.
Rated 08 Jul 2010
85
70th
It's like Nicolas Cage drank a shitload of Red Bulls and tried to act
Rated 06 Jun 2023
75
58th
This yuppie fever dream kicks off Cage's vampire arc and crowns his over-the-top highlight reels. Also features a ridiculous amount of establishing shots of New York City. There's a shitton of NYC. Nothing amazing but mandatory viewing for the cult of Cage
Rated 06 Apr 2009
23
5th
Cage's inexplicable "acting" does nothing to improve this film, which does a poor job of elucidating its central joke anyway. His constant bullying and terrifying of one of his assistants was not funny at all, and by the time it escalated to rape, any understanding of the film's approach to comedy was out of my grasp.
Rated 10 Jan 2016
56
33rd
Cage completely overacting in a film that's either horrid or curiously well done. I can't quite figure it out.
Rated 24 Oct 2016
80
71st
Someday I will grow enough balls to rate it 100.
Rated 19 Jul 2014
54
29th
Nicolas Cage is pretty much the master of insane acting. Yet, with Vampire's Kiss, this is the movie that makes you want to ask him, "What is your major malfunction?" He basically spends the entire movie acting silly, screaming like a maniac, and abusing his secretary. This movie is nothing but nonsense.
Rated 15 Dec 2007
39
17th
Interesting for Cage's weird acting, but other than that actually quite boring.
Rated 09 Feb 2019
50
28th
Is he trying or is he just going ape shit. The wonders of watching Nicolas Cage.
Rated 14 Jun 2012
86
82nd
Nic Cage makes this whole thing work, and it's fantastic.
Rated 01 Oct 2011
97
92nd
Look at her teeth! Look at her teeth! She's a goddamn vampire!
Rated 21 Apr 2010
83
72nd
Nicolas Cage, when allowed to act, is our finest actor.
Rated 28 Jun 2009
7
70th
Unimaginable in every way.
Rated 23 Jun 2023
80
52nd
An all-time Cage performance here folks.
Rated 07 Jun 2015
70
53rd
Silly fun with a true tour de force performance by Cage.
Rated 10 Jun 2010
0
2nd
AM I GETTING THROUGH TO YOU
Rated 21 Feb 2014
90
88th
Simply incredible. An over-the-top Cage is acting in a completely different movie than everyone else, but it absolutely works.
Rated 09 May 2012
50
10th
About as oddball and insane as anything you'll ever see. Half of it doesn't make sense but the ridiculousness of Cage's over-the-top performance and the screenplay make it more than memorable. Classic entertainment.
Rated 11 Oct 2015
87
87th
Wow, this is indescribable. Sure, you can watch some clips on youtube and think you know what to expect, but seeing a glimpse of Cage's performance is nothing compared to seeing him keep it up for the full movie. It is a tour de force that has to be seen in its entirety to be appreciated. It's a riot as campy fun, but it's so much more than that: A delirious chronicle of a man losing grips with reality that holds nothing back.
Rated 29 Nov 2012
82
77th
This movie is a real gem and I would highly recommend it. It is gloriously absurd, but not entirely mindless either. It's most easy to compare with American Psycho, but this movie takes much bolder risks and, in the process, alienates a lot of viewers. Nicolas Cage is seen as a joke by many, but let's not forget he is a disciplined, smart, versatile, oscar-winning actor and his performance here is powerful and magnetic.
Rated 26 Oct 2011
90
80th
It is performances like these that give Nicolas Cage the internet reputation that he has. A strange joy to watch.
Rated 19 Jan 2019
67
57th
You've seen some of it, even if you haven't. Cage running around like a loon is internet famous now. It's aged poorly but that's part of why you want to see it.
Rated 20 Jan 2012
66
17th
Cage's off the walls performance is the only thing that makes this movie worth watching, but its one hell of a performance. Another good flick for a cold October night with some friends and some beers. Cage had to do multiple takes for the scene where he eats the cockroach. And yes, it was a real cockroach.
Rated 16 Jul 2018
57
29th
Rated 25 Jun 2013
76
55th
I have no idea what the movie is about, but even for a film that has Cage as a star it is mind-boggling how cage-y this flick is. It s awesome.
Rated 17 Jan 2022
85
80th
Here's the thing: when approached as Minion's exploration of toxic relationships, depression, etc, then it fails MISERABLY because the writing is not good. When approached as a comedy then it completely makes a mockery of serious issues... but it also makes for one hell of a comic ride! Cage absolutely rips up every moment that he's on screen with his (vampire) batshit insane performance, which makes it impossible to take the script/him seriously, but also makes it impossible not to laugh. Fun!
Rated 20 Jun 2020
24
6th
There are so many random shots of New York that its not even funny. Aside from that this movie completely sucked.
Rated 17 Apr 2021
37
32nd
Despite Cage's hammy acting and the occasionally hilarious moment of his over the top shenanigan's, this was a poorly paced slog to get through. Everything surrounding Cage is immeasurably dull and the film drags out scenes far too often. Which is unfortunate, because there was room to make the insanity from vampirism a potentially interesting plot beat, but that doesn't go anywhere because the film wastes too much time building up to it and then just ends in laughably anti-climatic fashion.
Rated 04 Mar 2011
80
89th
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lct6x-XqWrw
Rated 29 Feb 2012
40
28th
Nicolas unhinged = pure joy.
Rated 15 Jan 2018
50
20th
This movie is profoundly awful but also brilliant for its unexpected depth. Cage is equally terrible and perfect here. The confounding strangeness is infectious, the ugliness and treatment of women in this picture is appalling, but perhaps that's part of the reason for the movie - exploring the insanity of heartbreak and of men's egos.
Rated 16 Oct 2022
80
75th
If you have seen a Nic Cage compilation video on YouTube, then half the clips are from this film. The film itself isn't strong, but Nic Cage being NIC CAGE and making CHOICES is worth watching.
Rated 13 Nov 2013
88
89th
A reinless tour de force from Cage, inspiring the accent-from-nowhere Reeves adopts in 'Point Break' he charges through an absurd script that would come off today, keeping the same ensemble (Well, maybe making everyone a touch younger with Cage his current age) as an almighty Twilight spoof. More precisely, this feels like Patrick Bateman meets the plot to The Fly, with the only prosthetic make-up being a fake pair of teeth. Is there a 'making of' for this?
Rated 18 Apr 2020
88
80th
All of Cage's interactions with Alva are hilarious, and the final act is great. I enjoyed the subversion of vampire tropes, particularly the couch coffin. Beautiful city photography as well
Rated 10 Nov 2012
66
42nd
Really fun to watch, despite the constantly shifting tone being hard to handle at times.
Rated 22 Aug 2013
35
11th
A lot of promise but not much deserves praise. Nicolas Cage is the highlight - anytime he's on screen the film is essentially a delightfully dark (really dark) comedy about someone deteriorating into a vampire. But the rest of the film is full of poor acting, bland direction, a score which seems more suited to a more slapstick/parody style of comedy, and it's full of bizarre tonal shifts, especially the last act. Nicolas Cage is the saving grace here and all his scenes are on YouTube.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
80
68th
Completely insane performance from Nicolas Cage
Rated 22 Feb 2012
74
34th
Well, now at least I know my ABCs. So bad that it's great. Incredible stuff from Nic Cage.
Rated 16 Apr 2011
60
20th
the worst at his best; Nicholas Cage may have even questioned his acting "career" after seeing himself in this film. ALVA!
Rated 02 Sep 2010
37
3rd
It is more or less miserable, just Cage going berserk, some other goofy stuff he does in the second half and things like the couch coffin made laugh from time to time.
Rated 09 Jan 2017
15
6th
This is a bad movie. It was years ago and Cage's awful English accent still haunts me.
Rated 19 Jan 2017
83
21st
Not as funny as I hoped. Go for Wicker Man.
Rated 21 Sep 2019
90
77th
Absolutely brilliant performance from Cage.
Rated 05 Feb 2019
68
54th
Nic Cage goes batshit insane which is more and more disturbing for his fellow man and more and more a sight to behold for the viewer. This movie has so many questionable decisions but never gives you the time to question them because the next insane thing is always around the corner.
Rated 13 Apr 2014
40
19th
eng; [Vampire's Kiss]; ein angestellter wird bei einem rendevouz von einer frau gebissen, bei der er überzeugt ist, sie sei ein vampir - daraufhin glaubt er sich selbst zu verwandeln und wird etwas wahnsinnig.;
Rated 28 Feb 2017
50
29th
Interesting idea, but not a good watch. A man goes mad, mostly terrorizes one of his secretaries while also being horrible to other women around him. The one scene in the film with other men shows that they don't even notice his behavior as odd.
Rated 07 Apr 2011
40
24th
Cage is nuts in this one.
Rated 23 Nov 2022
60
49th
Barely anything interesting to follow except for Cage's deranged acting all the way through it -- gotta love the couch coffin -- because there is simply not space for anything else to breathe here. Weak link in that late 80s batch of dark yuppie comedies, but still worth watching.
Rated 22 Mar 2015
0
0th
Like all of Cage's terrible but funny films, I want to rate it higher because I had fun and laughed. But, just everything the movie does is terrible, from acting, to characters, to script, to a lack of plot. This movie is terrible but a spectacle to watch. I highly recommend (only in a group, if you watch this alone it's sad)
Rated 01 Nov 2015
86
66th
I have one question: how self aware is this movie? I know it's a comedy and it's meant to be funny but is everything I laughed at meant to be funny? Does Cage realize how he looks and sounds? On one hand I say he can't possibly be that comedically brilliant but on the other hand could he be that horrible that he thinks what he's doing, like that accent for example, is ok to put on film? Who the hell knows. All I know is that I had an absolute blast watching this film. I absolutely loved it.
Rated 08 Dec 2013
80
81st
watched: 2013, 2022
Rated 23 Apr 2013
96
90th
pure uncut cage. a performance of unrivaled physical and mental energy. it deals with issues of misogyny, narcissism and identity with the coke-fueled decadence of 1980's NYC as a backdrop; and does the whole "is the horror real or imagined" thing, sort of like American Psycho, except fun and not entirely up its own ass.
Rated 19 Mar 2014
77
60th
I'm sure this was an excellent parody about something
Rated 24 Feb 2017
56
49th
I wanted badly to love this film, but it turned out to be just ok. As promised, Nic is totally unCaged as a yuppie vampire; we are talking about one of his most memorable performances here. I liked the premise of the film, it could have been really good, if they stepped down on silliness and made yuppie satire better shaped up.
Rated 21 Aug 2010
40
6th
UGH--this was so hard to sit through. Cage's performance almost destroys a semi-decent script. With the glut of vampires movies available, don't waste your time.
Rated 11 Apr 2019
20
1st
Impossible to conventionally rate, but deserving of its cult status as a kind of earlier, weirder, worse version of American Psycho. The plot and presentation are dull; the casting of and performance by Cage are misguided at best, though his enthusiasm is infectious. One late scene genuinely hits the mark: after an hour and a half of hamming it up, the illusion collapses and our protagonist becomes just another pathetic, mundanely mad lost soul on the street.
Rated 07 Aug 2013
100
90th
Nic Cage delivers what must be the best performance of all time.
Rated 11 Dec 2012
87
72nd
I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE I`M A VAMPIRE
Rated 26 Mar 2024
69
82nd
Rated 17 Oct 2018
75
49th
A very black comedy that straddles the line between ridiculous and disturbing. As Cage's character turns into a vampire, so does the actor himself turn into the Nic Cage we know and love/loathe.
Rated 09 Feb 2014
58
17th
This isn't the cult movie I expected. It's a dark look at mental illness that seems to have completely missed the mark by trying to be campy.
Rated 14 Nov 2022
80
77th
You can draw a direct line from Nic Cage's fearless, self-deprecating, utterly insane performance here to his Oscar win just six years later. This movie's a metaphor for addiction, right?
Rated 23 Nov 2022
75
59th
"I'm a vampire! Kill meeee. Killl meeeeee!"
Rated 30 Jun 2012
54
27th
So bad it's Cage. Dig the plastic fangs.
Rated 06 Aug 2015
84
74th
Vampire's Kiss is the greatest movie about searching through files ever made. Nicolas Cage is at his Cagiest- running down the streets of New York yelling "I'M A VAMPIRE" among citizens who had no idea they were in a movie.
Rated 24 Oct 2018
73
61st
Strange "comedy" where the main character is a deranged, overtly dramatic womanizer who has random hallucinations with a vampire woman. It's an entertaining film though, what with Nicolas Cage's acting.
Rated 11 Oct 2021
87
84th
Оценка - 87 Общая - 81 Нарратив - 6.5 Сценарий - 8.5 Постановка - 8 Целостность - 7 Монтаж - 7 Выполнение своей цели - 9.5 Флоу - 7 Жанр - 10 Культовость - 1 Сцены - 1 Личное - 10 Атмосфера - 8 Эмоции - 10 Актерская игра - 10 Саундтрек - 6 Синематографи - 6 Визуал - 6 Звук - 6 Продакшн дизайн - 7 Костюмы - 7 Раз
Rated 13 Oct 2012
70
48th
One of the stranger films around, with Cage in one of the stranger roles as a completely delusional businessman with goodness knows what accent. I could watch him do whatever this is all day.
Rated 10 Oct 2020
25
31st
Like pretty much every review here suggests, this is bad filmmaking. If Nic Cage hadn't been cast for the role, we probably wouldn't be here. The creative liberty he takes with his role is the only redeeming aspect of the film. While that's something that most of us can appreciate, it's simply not enough to merit watching, even for diehard Cage fans. Nearly everything else in this film fails. If Cage didn't have a bunch of other films that showcased his skill, I'd recommend this, but he does.
Rated 27 Oct 2022
69
36th
My rating for this is very high, but it's a must see. Cage is an absolute force of nature, giving the kind of totally unhinged performance that can only be given by the totally unhinged. Is the performance great or terrible? Both? Are we better for it? No clue, but it has to be seen to be believed. Maybe the most wild performance in movie history. I think it's about addiction, though there's some stuff about gender dynamics/power dynamics in the workplace, too. Mostly just marvel at Cage, though
Rated 18 Nov 2013
81
88th
Boo-hoo!!! Boo-hoo!!!
Rated 17 Jan 2020
56
47th
Yes, the cockroach was real, and yes he actually ate it.

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