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Blade II Reviews

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John Wooley
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
Blade II is certainly not without interest... But mostly, it looks and feels so much like a video game that some members of the audience will feel their thumbs twitching before the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
March 21, 2002
Blade II is for those undiscriminating movie-goers who want nothing more from a trip to the multiplex than loud, raucous, mindless entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Icky, bloody vampire sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2015
No one seems to be having much fun, with the possible exception of Kris Kristofferson, who is back as Blade's venerable human sidekick, Whistler. The film finds few variations on the themes of run, kick, chomp and gulp.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 27, 2003
If only as much time was spent on the script as was spent on the fight choreography.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 14, 2015
The original Blade movie was a chilling, gory vampire story, energetic and stylish -- all in all, a bloodthirsty success. The second one's chaotic and dumb and almost completely without thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 1, 2002
The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious.
Mark R. Leeper
April 29, 2002
For me the fight scenes are just passable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Does anyone else miss the days when Snipes used to take chances and show his formidable stuff as both a comic and dramatic actor? Doesn't he miss those days?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 23, 2002
There's a deranged celebration of the ultra-most hedonistic kind. But aside from all the intentional misguided ribaldry being shown, Blade II shamlessly wiggles about in overwrought and ponderous fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
April 13, 2002
It's a loud, boring mess, with only the vague thought of Kristofferson looking like a drunk Santa allowing for any real interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
March 20, 2002
The vampires are so ridiculously easy to kill that it's hard to not wonder why the world needs someone like Blade at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 22, 2002
Less directed than engineered... (t)his vampire story is as soulless as they get.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Carlo Cavagna
March 31, 2002
Guillermo del Toro directs with considerably more flair than Stephen Norrington, whose original Blade dragged badly after the novelty wore off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Almost gags on its own gore.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
Mexican director Del Toro takes the reins for this followup to the successful 1998 vampire thriller, and the result is considerably better. Which isn't saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 21, 2002
... del Toro maintains a dark mood that makes the film seem like something to endure instead of enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 22, 2002
Action-packed but ugly, the movie hasn't a shred of dead or undead humanity aside from a few funny insults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 22, 2002
While the new film is much more eye-catching than its blood-drenched Stephen Norrington-directed predecessor, the new script by the returning David S. Goyer is much sillier.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 22, 2002
It's a bad action movie because there's no rooting interest and the spectacle is grotesque and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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