The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire
The Little Vampire
  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 2000
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In this high-spirited family comedy, a kindly clan of Scottish vampires befriend a California kid who's far from home, a boy who may become The Little Vampire. For Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki), it's not easy being a nine year old in a new country. The young American from the big city has just moved to a small, remote village in Scotland--and now he's having nightmares about vampires. But they aren't nightmares; the vampires are real; and they're harmless and friendly. Now, young Tony holds the key to the vampires greatest wish: to regain their humanity. Tony and his new friends may succeed if they can stay one step ahead of a relentless vampire hunter in this delightful supernatural family adventure.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: The Little Vampire can't seem to find the right pitch, with its muddled, jumpy script and badly executed mix of cuteness and fright.
Reviews
Time Out
Derek Adams
Fresh

Much of the film's success is down to the costume design, the novel SFX and the mildly foreboding...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 16, 2017
New York Times
Lawrence Van Gelder
Fresh

Not often does a family film come along that is literate, clever, mischievous and just plain fun.

June 16, 2017
BBC.com
Michael Thomson
Fresh

The basic idea which drives this jolly film, along with Lipnicki's charm, is sometimes almost enou...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dark movie may frighten some kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes dead bodies, stakes through the heart, a child locked in a crypt, a dead mouse, vampire cows, references to the undead, and a generally ghoulish atmosphere. Some kids, especially fans of the book, will love this stuff, but others will be upset by it. In addition, there are characters in peril, schoolyard fights with bullies, and a brief adult fistfight.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:October 27, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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