Blade Reviews

April 2, 2019
Blade's stomach-turning special effects, bone-crunching martial arts and cynical humor will more than satisfy any action-film addict's need for a fix of eye-popping escapist adrenaline.
April 2, 2019
Blade is a fine, if flawed, addition to the vampire genre and a good late summer action flick.
March 29, 2019
This is far-fetched stuff indeed, but Snipes looks great in leather, it's snappily paced and the performances are perfectly tongue in cheek.
March 29, 2019
Toothsome fantasy action stuff done with considerable bite.
March 29, 2019
Noise and martial-arts action mask its tinny pedigree.
March 29, 2019
A futuristic gore fest that spills oceans of sticky stage blood but misses in a rather anemic attempt to pierce the heart.
December 12, 2018
A silly, pumped-up techno-thriller in which Snipes spends 24-7 slaying vampires.
August 29, 2018
"Some motherf***ers are always trying to ice skate uphill." - Blade
February 15, 2018
The Blade franchise should be every bit entrenched in the cultural conversation.
July 15, 2015
For a while, anyway, this vampire picture flies.
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.
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.
July 15, 2015
Blade is often ridiculous, mostly poorly written and, surprisingly poorly acted too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 4, 2013
Wesley Snipes has the chops to play Blade, and turns the character in to a vampire hunting John Shaft.
January 2, 2011
Boring vampire blood bath isn't for kids.
November 24, 2008
Allows Wesley Snipes to show off his athletic prowess, but the storytelling leaves quite a bit to be desired.