Blue Steel Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Blue Steel turns into yet another movie about Jamie Lee Curtis bravely fighting off a bogeyman. It's Halloween 1990. Still, Bigelow's talent cuts through in flashes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Short on plausibility but preserving the psycho-sexual ambiguities throughout, Bigelow's seductively stylish, wildy fetishistic thriller is proof that a woman can enter a traditionally male world and, like Megan, beat men at their own game.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Jamie Lee Curtis makes Megan so appealing and real that the film holds together even when it has no reason to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The plot is a little of "Fatal Attraction," a little of "Jagged Edge" and a little of "Wall Street." It works because it's so audacious in combining elements that don't seem to belong together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A mean and unsavory celebration of misplaced misogyny milked for dollars, a mindless soup of urban neurosis and sexual loathing.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
What starts out as a moody arthouse flick rapidly becomes an uneven B-movie yukfest (sometimes intentional, sometimes not), with low-budget concessions to the Hollywood cop-versus-killer industry.