Blade: Trinity (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blade: Trinity (2004)



Critic Consensus: Louder, campier, and more incoherent than its predecessors, Blade: Trinity seems content to emphasize style over substance and rehash familiar themes.

Movie Info

Wesley Snipes returns as legendary vampire hunter Blade in this, the third film inspired by the popular Marvel Comics character. A fearless warrior immune to vampires, Blade (Snipes) has become a hated enemy of the bloodsucking community, and as they gather in their desert compound, a group of vampires is plotting to eliminate Blade once and for all by turning the mortal community against him. The vampires have concocted a misinformation campaign that paints a picture of Blade as a ruthless murderer and has sent the FBI on the vampire hunter's trail, led by the relentless agent Cumberland (James Remar). At the same time, the vampires have brought their founding father, Dracula, back to his undead state, renaming him Drake (Dominic Purcell) and investing him with special powers that allow him to walk unharmed in daylight. After a dangerous encounter with Cumberland, Blade and his ally, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), form an uneasy alliance with a scruffy team of human vampire slayers, the Nighstalkers, led by Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds), and Whistler's daughter, Abigail (Jessica Biel. While Sommerfield (Natasha Lyonne), a biologist working with the Nightstalkers, researches a scientific answer to the vampire problem, Blade and his comrades take a more hands-on approach against Drake and his minions, including Danica Talos (Parker Posey), Asher (Callum Keith Rennie), and Grimwood (Triple H). Blade: Trinity was directed by David Goyer, who also wrote the screenplay for this film, as well as the first two movies in the series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong pervasive violence and language, and some sexual content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: David S. Goyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2005
Box Office: $52.4M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Kris Kristofferson
as Abraham Whistler
Jessica Biel
as Abigail Whistler
Ryan Reynolds
as Hannibal King
Parker Posey
as Danica Talos
Mark Berry
as Chief Martin Vreede
John Michael Higgins
as Dr. Edgar Vance
Eric Bogosian
as Bentley Tittle
Triple H
as Jarko Grimwood
Natasha Lyonne
as Sommerfield
Steve Braun
as Wilson Hale
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Critic Reviews for Blade: Trinity

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (38)

The only one who seems to be having much fun, though, is Parker Posey, camping it up as one of the vampires.

Full Review… | April 25, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This has all the appeal of reheated, congealed blood.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Blade: Trinity does nothing more ambitious than continue a sputtering franchise.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

I'm a great fan of Blade, the Marvel Comics vampire hunter played by Wesley Snipes... But a third episode, Blade: Trinity, directed by David S. Goyer, is a blood fest too far.

Full Review… | July 21, 2015
Times (UK)

A trainwreck set to a booming soundtrack, turning vampire hunting into a screen chore while it almost intentionally torches the macabre groundwork laid down by the first two features.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012

For series fans only. Definitely NOT for kids!

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Blade: Trinity

Ryan reynolds absolutely steals the show in this one!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

bogus tired crap

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer


A downgrade to the previous two films, Blade: Trinity trades the bloody good action to simplified and gore-ridden entertainment. Still suffering from poor storytelling and even more, the dullness of action sequences, the film is a sore tooth just yearning to be yanked out. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Blade: Trinity Quotes

Jarko Grimwood: Hey, dickface. You seen my dog?
Hannibal King: Have you tried the lobby?
– Submitted by Matthew D (2 years ago)
Hannibal King: First of all, your hairdo looks ridiculous. Second, I ate a lot of garlic and I just farted, silent but deadly.
– Submitted by Baurushan J (3 years ago)

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