Excerpt: Zeer goede vampierenfilm! Het is echt anders dan ik gewend ben van vampierenfilms en dat maakt dit een goede film die zich onderscheidt van de rest. Verder zijn de hoofdrolspelers echt goed gekozen en leef je met ze mee. Houd je van films zoals Interview with the Vampire, dan is dit een film voor jou! Ik geef de film een dikke 8.
Summary: As the title suggests I wasn't too sure what the movie was about other than it had vampires in it, which I am a sucker for (no pun intended). This film is more of a period piece, not your typical vamp film. I found it quite slow in places yet it kept enough of a secret for me wanting to know what was going to happen next. It was definitely a film with more than meets the eye.
Summary: It could have been 30 minutes shorter. When it gets going, its often entertaining. It just takes a long time to get there, a couple of story strands are given too much screen time. Also, Saiorse Ronan, despite looking the part, is a bit of a drag. Moping about and pondering for much of the first half. The story perks up in the flashbacks, when we get a bit more in the way of the mythology. Gemma, Jonny and Tom Hollander are all good value and add some necessary bite.
Summary: Definitely not your popcorn flick. Like others have said, slow pacing at the start but really picks up towards the end. I think it helps to make those scenes all the more intense. An interesting new take on the vampire mythology.