Blow-Up Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 3, 2004
Relying only on our subjective perceptions and personal interpretations, we are asked to find the truth for ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 30, 2004
Blowup daringly suggests that an image without politics isn't an image at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com
January 28, 2004
Every generation has a cautionary tale like Blow-Up, but its hypocrisy is special: it peddles what it condemns. Just as tired and offensive today as it was in '66.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This is a fascinating picture, which has something real to say about the matter of personal involvement and emotional commitment in a jazzed-up, media-hooked-in world so cluttered with synthetic stimulations that natural feelings are overwhelmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
See it for the bell bottoms and the birds, and if the existential riddle at the core of the film captures your imagination, so much the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Part brilliant, part disturbing and part pretentious codswallop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
I have enough faith in my judgment to recognize a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
An important film of the sixties that has not aged well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
The energy of the first hour dissipates just as the mystery is supposed to be deepening. But I envy you if you're seeing it for the first time -- it's still the finest motion picture to ever conclude with mimes pretending to play tennis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Michelangelo Antonioni's first English language film is as maddening to watch as it is absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
The very last scene poses a profound and beautiful question about movies, the art of storytelling, and Life Itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Blow-Up (1966) is director Michelangelo Antonioni's view of the world of mod fashion, and an engaging, provocative murder mystery
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
October 24, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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