Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 6/13/2011...
The Breed stars Bokeem Woodbine as a normal cop who is paired with Vampire Adriam Paul to try to stop a plan to bring vampires out the mainstream. Bai Ling is a vampire who may be involved that Woodbine falls for. This is a decent vampire/buddy cop movie. It's very bleak and has a European look. Adrian Paul's character and his history is interesting, but isn't explored as much as it could have perhaps been. Overall, if you're a fan of buddy cop films or must see every vampire film ever made, you won't feel too bad watching this one.
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Mary M. from TYLER, TX Reviewed on 11/29/2009...
Adrian Paul and Bai Ling are a hard pair to overlook.
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Loretta B. (bellorri) Reviewed on 6/26/2008...
This movie is an interesting vampire/policeman partnership telling how they coexixt,the characters are interesting through most of the movie. The story finishes nicely.
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Odd but entertaining
wyn1194 | charlotte, nc United States | 03/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Set in a bleak, communistic, not-so-distant future a conflicted young NSA officer whose partner is murdered by your not-so-run-of-the-mill villian. Fangs? But the report on the murder gets a surprising reaction. Apparently he is not crazy, a new Breed of humans have just revealed themselves after centuries of secrecy. But not everyone wants an alliance with humanity to succeed. And it is up to the young cop and his new partner, a vampire, to save both the breeds.
I definitely think this is a great movie for the horror lover as well as fans of Adrian Paul. My favorite leading man does have some very exciting scenes in this movie. Some of the dialogue is a little too forced and cryptic and the choriography definitely leaves something to be desired, and you wish it would just slow down and develope the characters a bit more but overall I think this is a must-see movie. With the Forever Knight esc plot and realistic makeup it usually makes up for its dificiencys and manages to hold together as a fairly good film."
Intriguing semi-alternate-history vampire story!
Ed Matuskey | Seattle, WA USA | 11/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The movie starts with two police detectives tracking a serial killer. They find the latest victim--but they also find her killer, who proceeds to attack them. One detective survives, and reports back to his superiors the bizarre acts he witnessed. He is informed that vampires do exist, and that he has survived an attack by one. In addition, the vampire community wants to find the killer as badly as the mortals do, and have provided the use of one of their own detectives, played by Adrian Paul (of "Highlander, the Series" fame). The mortal detective isn't thrilled to be working with one of the same types of creatures that killed his partner, but has little choice in the matter. And so begins a movie that is part buddy-picture, part supernatural thriller, and part old-fashioned murder mystery. In addition, the movie is set in a slightly Orwellian world--the colors are muted, and there are loudspeakers in the police station spewing rhetoric as the people go about their business. But some things remain the same--the Nazis did still exist, as Adrian Paul's Jewish vampire will attest. Indeed, there is a bit of metaphor throughout the movie with the vampires playing the part of the oppressed Jews. Enough about the subtext, however--how good is the movie?First, Adrian Paul plays one hell of a vampire. He's got a slight Polish accent that makes the character. He's also got an irritated sigh/grunt he breaks out whenever his partner says something really ridiculous that you won't be able to stop grinning at. He cuts to the chase, and he has little tolerance for flippancy--but he still possesses his own wry sense of humor, and his take on both the vampire and human worlds is priceless.And then there's his partner (whose name I don't recall). Brash, boorish, intentionally insensitive--your typical hard-boiled detective. He's also black, which doesn't have much to do with anything, except that the movie has a little fun with his racist attitude towards the vampires. Watching him plow through the strange world of the vampires is entertaining, as he tries to judge them by his own standards, yet finds himself having to admit that not all vampires are bad--especially the foxy lady vamp played by Ling Bai! For those worried that this movie is sounding too high-brow, you'll be relieved to know that the banter & social commentary are punctuated by pretty intense action scenes, featuring Matrix-esque gunplay and displays of vampiric might. Having seen Adrian Paul's Highlander character wielding a sword for several years, it was quite a fun change to see him engaging in two-fisted handgun action! Adrian Paul fans should definitely see this movie. Vampire fans should also see it, as the film does a good job of portraying an actual society of vampires, rather than just a few isolated indivduals. There are no big special effects, just lots of action and characters you'll enjoy getting to know."
Entertaining and creative!
J. Steele | Voorhees, NJ United States | 01/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best vampire movie I have seen since John Carpenter's Vampires. The old vampire story is re-vamped in this original, creative, and exciting film. It takes place in the near future and features a curious futuristic set. Techno music adds to the chilling, adrenaline filled atmosphere. I highly reccomend this movie to anyone. It has mystery, suspense, action, horror, it makes you think, its original, and even has some good touches of humor. Bokeem Woodbine, Adrian Paul, and the female lead vampire all provide mezmerizing performances. Paul is ultra cool as a new breed of police officer. THe vampire's teeth look more real then I have ever seen and the plot was impossible for me to predict (which is a good thing). I can't wait to see it again. This film was put together by some very creative people who did an excellent job! If you are a vampire movie fan you will love this one!"
Not bad for a B movie.
Dixon Whitley | Albuquerque, New Mexico United States | 12/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie puts itself off as a buddy cop movie filmed in a film noir setting. As bad as this sounds it actually comes out fairly well. The movie only has one decent actor in Adrian Paul, who gives a decent but inconsistant performace as a Polish vampire with a tainted past trying to track down one of his rogue bretheren(point in case, he has accent throughout the movie with the very noticable execption of about two sceanes where it disappeares). The other main character is a cop who lost his partner to a vampire on a killing spree, is an overwritten and fairly annoying role. This is where the movie makes its main mistake. Instead of making this character a Danny Golver clone from lethal weapon, they should have cut out half of his lines and focused more on making a more visual movie in a more film noir setting. The movie looks good and has its high points, it just doesn't know when to shut up. Constiring that this was a movie a saw completely by accedent, it wasn't too bad."
A New Genre of Vampire Film
godzilla64 | eureka springs, arkansas United States | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a remarkable movie, & has come a long way from the Dracula movies of the 50's & 60's. Although this film will not be for everyone, it is powerfully archetypal & will become a cult classic. Vampires with their own society, with their own unique personalities-- they really do " bleed " into a homosapien world. Adrian Paul does a good job & Bai Ling is magnificent. The photography is other-worldly in a familiar, unsettling sort of way. The sets are decadent, but also possess a timeless quality. The political overtones are fascinating as well. Only the vampire terrorists are violent, etc. This is a truly fine movie & deserves more than one viewing."