June 21, 2012 1:00 PM

‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ hurt by special effects | 2½ stars

Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2010 novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” delivered an engrossing, literate revision of history. The film adaptation is as faithful as a $70 million summer blockbuster can afford to be. But its hyper-stylized action scenes rob the narrative of its power, and viewers expecting a parody will be startled.

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