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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)



Critic Consensus: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients.

Movie Info

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite president...as history's greatest hunter of the undead. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for violence throughout and brief sexuality)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Kinberg, Seth Grahame-Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2012
Box Office: $37.5M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Benjamin Walker
as Abraham Lincoln
Dominic Cooper
as Henry Sturges
Marton Csokas
as Jack Barts
Alan Tudyk
as Stephen A. Douglas
Jimmi Simpson
as Josh Speed
Joseph Mawle
as Thomas Lincoln
John Rothman
as Jefferson Davis
Cameron M. Brown
as Willie Lincoln
Frank Brennan
as Senator Jeb Nolan
Lux Haney-Jardine
as Young Abraham Lincol...
Curtis Harris
as Young Will
Alex Lombard
as Gabrielle
Raevin Stinson
as Prostitute
Jacqueline Fleming
as Harriet Tubman
John Neisler
as Rev. Dresser
Aaron Toney
as Will's Brother
Teri Wyble
as Henry's Wife
Lawrence Turner
as Pharmacist
Dane Rhodes
as Captain Slash
Earl Maddox
as Angry Resident
John McConnell
as Scroll Official
Bernard Hocke
as White House Doctor
Curtis Harris
as Young Will
Robin McLeavy
as Nancy Lincoln
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News & Interviews for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Critic Reviews for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

All Critics (182) | Top Critics (39)

Rare is a film this silly that's also this quietly clever.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

Somehow, you can't help but feel vampires deserve better.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013

Rather than create an innovative style to complement the horror-history hybrid, he employs superhero clichés and hackneyed action scenes that only help distract from the ineffectiveness of the film's scant 3-D effects.

Full Review… | April 21, 2013

If you thought the American Civil War was about ending slavery, you're in for a rude surprise.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

Succeeds in being an entertaining, exciting, and chilling genre hybrid

Full Review… | February 12, 2013
Cinema Crazed

As a tongue-in-cheek action mashup, Grahame-Smith and Bekmambetov have, for the most part, delivered an entertaining (albeit campy) historical retelling.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012

Audience Reviews for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I enjoyed the storyline of combining the Civil war and Abe Lincoln with vampires, but silver bullets or not, three good guys would not be able to defeat that many vampires on the train. So it turns into just an action film - and all action with little believability turns me off.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


I admit, when I first heard about this movie I was really sceptical. Who wouldn't? It sounds completely absurd even as a work of fiction. Who'd think of putting Lincoln and Vampires together in one movie? But after seeing the first trailer I was really looking forward to this as it had the dark mood and right amount of action you'd expect from such a film.

The movie itself is amazing. It wasn't complete fiction where everything was just a story. The important parts of history where in this. Obviously not as they happened, with the Vampires, but always with a touch of real happenings. The deaths of Lincolns mother Nancy and son William, the marriage with Mary Todd, travelling on the Mississippi to New Orleans, his view on slavery and the war, just to mention a view. I as a Vampire fan from child days on thought the way they were portrayed was just right. They might not have been burnt by the sunlight and have two main fangs rather than only fangs but other than that the way they were shown was great. I think seeing this in 3D would've been even better. The action scenes were just right, maybe not as harsh as some thought but to me it didn't have to be all brutal. In fact if it would've been the rest of the story might have been pushed to the background. As I said in other reviews I always like to mention the music as a movie would be nothing without it. It either complements the film or disturbs it with unnecessary songs and sounds. The music was just right, adding the dark mood more intense than a picture only. 4 1/2 Stars 12=15-13

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Silly premise aside, this film is a mess of torrid pacing and charisma vacuumed non-acting.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Quotes

Henry Sturges: If the silver wasn't on the train, then where is it?
Will Johnson: This isn't the only railway. [referring to the Under Ground Railway]
– Submitted by Shandelle K (3 years ago)
Henry Sturges: There is darkness EVERYWHERE! You are not the only one who has lost everything!
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)
Henry Sturges: If vengeance is all you seek, you will never be able to save mankind. Fight this war with me, not for one man but for the whole world... Mr President.
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)
Abraham Lincoln: Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)

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