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Blade Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 15, 2015
For a while, anyway, this vampire picture flies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 15, 2015
Filter out the gloss, the gore and the insistent techno score, and all you're left with are the gleaming pecs and bulging biceps of Wesley Snipes as Buff the Vampire Slayer.
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
July 15, 2015
Has the comic-book movie reached the end of the line? The glumly familiar, been-there-done-that aspect of Blade certainly suggests so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2015
Blade is often ridiculous, mostly poorly written and, surprisingly poorly acted too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2015
What is unusual about the film is the way it combines high-tech violence with the more up-close-and-personal violence of vampires. These characters and the aggressive way they attack each other justify all the film's considerable noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2015
Such techno-action may give Blade enough power for a sequel, but one is left wondering whether there's any room for its central character to sustain interest beyond this flashy debut.
Andy Klein
New Times
July 15, 2015
Sad then to say that Blade is, at best, second-rate pulp, hampered by excessive length, a thematically meandering screenplay, and a general lack of excitement.
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John Krewson
AV Club
July 15, 2015
Creative cinematography and non-stop, decently choreographed gratuitous violence make watching this comic-book movie entertaining. In fact, it's arguably the best comic-book movie of the year.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 4, 2013
Wesley Snipes has the chops to play Blade, and turns the character in to a vampire hunting John Shaft.
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Boring vampire blood bath isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
November 24, 2008
Allows Wesley Snipes to show off his athletic prowess, but the storytelling leaves quite a bit to be desired.
June 17, 2008
Achieves just the right combination of lore and fetishized action movie.
May 19, 2008
great fun
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 14, 2007
Ideal summer fare: quite enjoyable, and equally disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
A reasonably diverting videogame of a movie but not successful entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
Hopelessly dated before its release.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
April 18, 2007
Though slick and diverting in some aspects, increasingly silly pic has trouble meshing disparate elements -- horror, superhero fantasy, straight-up action -- into a workable whole.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An attempt to redefine cutting edge horror, this techno-vampire pic is spoiled by the same weak storytelling and flashy, computer game visuals.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
You end up with a fast-paced, sci-fi, action hero, monster movie that screams, the makers hope, for a franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
December 14, 2004
[It's] dopey and lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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