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The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Romance  -  1 May 2000 (USA)
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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

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Storyline

Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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engineer | subway | drinking | vampire | love | See more »

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


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Rated R for some strong violence and gore, language, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$10,281 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$21,404 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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The love poem quoted throughout movie is a love song taken from the bible - "The song of Solomon". See more »

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When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

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Anna Labels: Stop it!
Steven Grlscz: What's the matter?
Anna Labels: Nothing's the matter.
Steven Grlscz: Nothing's the matter?
Anna Labels: I don't like you all over me all time. You're always touching me like I was. I don't like you grabbing me, okay?
Steven Grlscz: I didn't think I was. I'm sorry. I won't do it again.
Anna Labels: It's been a difficult day. I'm sorry. Problems at work. There's no excuse for taking it out on you. Is it alright for Saturday with Martin and Karen?
Steven Grlscz: Sorry? Oh yes.
Anna Labels: Good.
Steven Grlscz: Actually can we not do this? I can't do it this quickly. Accept apologies when I'm still ...
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Slow, but engaging and strong dialogue
6 June 2001 | by (Overveen, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As a vampire-movie enthusiast I had some high hopes for this picture. Jude Law usually makes for pleasant watching and Elina Lowensohn matches perfectly. That's the first good thing about the movie that really stood out to me: the casting is perfect. Not stereotypical, but very believable and right on target.

The movie is a bit slow and doesn't offer a lot in the way of a horror-movie as most viewers might expect it to, but it tells an engaging story. The plot isn't overly original, but when you look at some of the details, it's obviously well thought out. I loved most of the dialogue: witty, to the point and original. No fake grandeur or excessive posing (like many vampire movies do have), subtle jokes and no giveaways by the characters.

The movie is a good one overall, but even on its strong points, it sometimes misses genius and excellence, so only a 7 for this one.


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