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Blue Steel Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 12, 2016
The thriller maintains a high quality of production values despite lacking a convincing message.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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-
Cole Smithey
August 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Underrated Kathryn Bigelow gem.
Emanuel Levy
May 5, 2006
The thriller inadvertently becomes an exercise in erotic violence: Director Bigelow turns the heroine's uniform and gun into fetishism, making her film a field day for Freudian psychologists.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
April 25, 2005
A captivating and thrilling whodunnit....Silver's tops
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
May 22, 2003
A routine crime thriller that surprisingly adds some off-kilter punch to its run-of-the-mill psychological edginess.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
January 12, 2003
The film gets very silly at times, particularly during the unnaturally attenuated final showdown between Megan and Eugene, but it's still enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Bigelow brings some steely style to an otherwise pedestrian cop thriller. Clever switcheroo on the casting, though.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
Rebecca Murray
August 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 14, 2002
Good premise, weak execution. Silver is rather hammy as the gun nut.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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