Blade: Trinity Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
The only one who seems to be having much fun, though, is Parker Posey, camping it up as one of the vampires.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This has all the appeal of reheated, congealed blood.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Blade: Trinity does nothing more ambitious than continue a sputtering franchise.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 13, 2004
I hope this is the end, that it's three and out for the Blade franchise.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 10, 2004
If ever there was a case for quitting while you're behind, this Blade is it -- ready to be buried in a vat of garlic.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 9, 2004
Diverting but dumb and more goth than gothic, Blade: Trinity builds up to a less-than-epochal smackdown.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
December 9, 2004
By and large, the jokes fall flat, and the entire film often seems as fatigued as its star.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 8, 2004
Watching Blade: Trinity is like being rolled down a marble staircase in an oil drum. The movie is loud, dark, bumpy and not even a little fun.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 8, 2004
It all suggests a cinematic identity crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 8, 2004
The suck principle is making up for lost time. It's almost bad enough to implicate its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
December 8, 2004
Our obsession with style over substance is becoming pathological. When are we going to get sick of this stuff?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2004
There's just enough comforting familiarity mixed with refreshing new characters to hold the casserole of a plot together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 8, 2004
It's all about the gags and the gadgets and the body count, with shootings, impalings and explosions vaporizing every vamp in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 8, 2004
Trinity is a lighter shade of Blade, delivering brisk action and cutting comedy in equal measure.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 8, 2004
Lacks anything vaguely resembling a plot, while failing to deliver suspense or thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 8, 2004
From what we can tell from the Blade series, vampires are as easy to kill as ducks and there's no limit on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 8, 2004
For a film whose story line turns on a miraculous feat of reanimation, this is a very lifeless effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 8, 2004
Posey continues to find work, and even in a movie as beneath her as this one is, she's always fully engaged. The rest of Blade: Trinity is content to coast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2004
As commanding as Snipes is, Blade: Trinity is not as involving as its predecessors, and Goyer seems increasingly to be primarily writing variations on the original.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2004
Vampire stories are meant to be frightening. They're meant to keep us awake at night, trembling with fear at an oversexed man with overlong canines. After Blade: Trinity, it's time to put the gothic back in goth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 8, 2004
While the first two movies were efficient if not highbrow entertainment, the latest film abandons even the pretense of having a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 8, 2004
With his chiselled face and geometric haircut, black leather jacket and stiff posture, Snipes shows an expressive range slightly greater than an obsidian column.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 8, 2004
Plays more like a collection of wild embellishments than a deeply satisfying movie.
| Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 8, 2004
Snipes is now the least interesting thing on the screen and appears to have zero connection to the Smells-Like-Teen-Spirit irony which this final chapter is trying to tap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 8, 2004
It's a typical vehicle for comic-book corn with elaborate plot contrivances, assaultive explosions, stereotypical characters and a laughable sense of gravitas.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
December 8, 2004
A campy, vampy romp, with caustic sarcasm from Ryan Reynolds and former art-house princess Parker Posey making it all hum along.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
December 8, 2004
Brings this three-part tale of a vampire hunter (Wesley Snipes) to a close with more of a shrug than a shriek.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 8, 2004
One of the prime laws of the multiplex states that any action or horror movie series will devolve into ritualized violence, self-mocking camp, and egregious silliness by part three. Blade: Trinity is right on schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2004
It lacks the sharp narrative line and crisp comic-book clarity of the earlier films, and descends too easily into shapeless fight scenes that are chopped into so many cuts that they lack all form or rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 8, 2004
Blade: Trinity is blunt-witted, visually pedestrian, and overly long.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 7, 2004
The third installment of the Blade series is a choppy, forgetful, suspense-free romp that substitutes campy humor for chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 7, 2004
Blade: Trinity is a carbon copy of its predecessors. It's all kick-ass attitude and style without any substance to back it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 7, 2004
[Goyer] achieves an equitable balance between grim gore and sneaky humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
December 7, 2004
Goyer makes a strong series debut as a visual stylist, though he's handicapped by his own, at times, bloodless script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 7, 2004
It's silly, violent fun, sometimes mindlessly entertaining but hardly, if ever, engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
December 7, 2004
Aside from the effectively staged action sequences Trinity is cheap-looking and laughably inept.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 3, 2004
Blade: Trinity won't linger in the memory long, but gives pretty good action eye-candy while it's going.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 2, 2004
Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.