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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fantasy . Horror . Comedy . Action

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires. With the help of a romantic rebel, Buffy is soon spending school nights protecting L.A. from Lothos, the Vampire King, his sidekick. Lefty and their determined gang of bloodsuckers. It's everything you'd expect from a teen queen in the Valley.

Actors: Thomas Jane , Natasha Gregson Wagner , David Arquette , Michele Abrams , Hilary Swank , Luke Perry , Rutger Hauer , Paul Reubens , Donald Sutherland , Kristy Swanson
Directors: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Country: USA
Release: 1992-07-31
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  • Emma Cochrane

    This spoof vampire flick's sole joke is that the heroine (Kristy Swanson) is a blonde, L.A. airhead rather than a beefed-up stake-toter, mentored by Donald Sutherland's deadpan Watcher.

    Empire Full Review
  • Janet Maslin

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected. Ms. Swanson's funny, deadpan delivery holds the story together reasonably well, as does the state-of-the-art Val-speak that constitutes most of Buffy's dialogue.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Desson Howe

    Buffy is amusing for a time but its destiny is to die in a disappointing, long-winded conclusion. The second half feels stretched out and muddled, as if screenwriter Joss Whedon drove a stake through his script. However, in his depiction of the vapid SoCal world, Whedon knows the territory.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Hal Hinson

    The movie is a mess from start to finish. But then again, this jerky, haphazard approach is part of the movie's goofy charm.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Staff (Not Credited)

    If you've seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer's poster, you've seen the movie. Otherwise, this pallid crossbreeding of vampire horror with Valley Girl vamping has no surprises.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a fun movie; so much better than it has to be and so much better than you expect it to be. Buffy is to vampire movies what Valley Girl is to Romeo and Juliet stories: a fresh reworking of an old formula staged by up-to-the-second California teens.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    The direction of Fran Rubel Kuzui (Tokyo Pop) suggests that she's more comfortable with character than action, and Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Buffy isn't heinous, just disposable. As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, "It's so five minutes ago."

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Staff (Not Credited)

    Director Fran Rubel Kuzui's frenzied mistrust of her material is almost total. Somebody should have given her a garlic necklace -- or a Miltown -- and told her to chill out.

    Time Full Review
  • Jay Scott

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer should be a mess, but it's not. It's a mini-comic triumph, and although it's technically a teen movie, it's in the tiny genre of sophisticated, darkly funny teen films such as Heathers and Pump Up the Volume. [4 Aug 1992, p.C1]

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
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