Rise: Blood Hunter Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 18, 2008
Lucy Liu is always welcome on my screen, an actress who marries intelligence with feminine mystique, bundled with a dry wit and the ability to make action roles credible.
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Torturous vampire bloodbath is a waste for all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
October 19, 2007
A tedious Blade rip-off. No suspense or scares, but lots of boredom.
| Original Score: 3/10
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
October 12, 2007
While Rise: Blood Hunter isn't a terrible film, it's a predictable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 9, 2007
far from perfect, but it's better than most direct-to-video horror you'll find out there. Heck, it's better than some of the theatrical releases we've seen this year
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 28, 2007
...a far more effective piece of work than one might've expected...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
It's a blood-red affair thrown together in a dash, a little number that will ultimately get the same kind of treatment from audiences as it did from those who made it: something you might cue up in the DVD player on a whim and forget just as easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
June 11, 2007
A dry and dreary little affair, one that's almost shamefully beholden to B-flicks that are a lot more energetic and a lot less intent on being taken so seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 7, 2007
Many scenes are set in dark parking lots and dirty city streets, but you sense the locations were chosen because they were inexpensive. There is some pleasure to be had counting continuity mistakes.
| Original Score: 1/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 4, 2007
Rise is middling, but not by doing things the wrong way. It's not wild enough.
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
June 2, 2007
Mix Blade, a dash of Point Blank, and one of the worst movies you could imagine, and that's pretty close to capturing the experience of viewing Rise: Blood Hunter.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Top Critic
Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail
June 1, 2007
[Director] Gutierrez sustains a heightened mood of sex and violence that, without breaking new ground, entertains in the way Gothic flicks do: a combination of cheap thrills and a good old-fashioned crusade against evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 1, 2007
You can thank a capable cast led by the estimable Lucy Liu, and work by writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez that succeeds in making the formulaic seem fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies
June 1, 2007
There are worse things than waking up in a morgue. Like, say, waking up and realizing there's another hour of Rise: Blood Hunter to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
June 1, 2007
I wasn't expecting much from director/writer Sebastian Gutierrez, considering his last writing effort was the dismal "Snakes on a Plane." But in "Rise: Blood Hunter" he offers absolutely nothing new in terms of vampire stories if not a lush noirish atmosp
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