A really great review from ‘Time of Malta’. Here are some highlights:
This modern update proves to be quite a brave step for Mr Pattinson as it completely eschews the Twilight style and makes him appeal to an audience who is looking for more serious fare.
This film shows that perhaps, after all, there is a chance that Mr Pattinson will not suffer the fate of other famous screen vampires such as Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.
However, it is the female cast that dominates the screen, with Cristina Ricci and Uma Thurman being particularly striking.
Thanks to the classy cast, the film is given its own signature and also provides Mr Pattinson with enough space and leeway to relieve him of the pressure of turning the film into a one-man-show.
At its core, the film has voracious and unforgiving characters and it is interesting to see how they interact with each other.