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Blade II Reviews

July 14, 2015
There's no script to speak of, but del Toro devises every battle to wow even the most jaded martial-arts mavens; the dissolutions and implosions are beautiful.
July 14, 2015
Del Toro is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story. And only a critic, sworn to serve, could stick it out to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
July 14, 2015
The world can always use another entertainingly trashy B-movie, and Blade II fits the bill.
July 14, 2015
Blade II is a better vampire movie than recent entries such as Queen of the Damned or Dracula 2000. That said, Wesley Snipes' return as slayer of the undead still is fairly anemic.
April 18, 2007
The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact.
April 18, 2007
Everything gets bogged down in one spectacularly gory action sequence after another.
June 24, 2006
Stripped down to such basics as story and dialogue, it's nothing to get excited about.
April 1, 2002
The fight scenes are fun, but it grows tedious.
March 26, 2002
The only dread it inspires is in the possibility that its director prefers turning human flesh into CGI-enhanced mush over exploring genuinely frightening material.
March 22, 2002
Blade II is almost excessively violent -- OK, it is excessively violent -- but that's exactly what Snipes and Blade fans want. Believe me, they get it.
March 22, 2002
Relieved of the action-stalling expository responsibility that dogs so many movies based on superhero comics, Blade 2 goes straight for the jugular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 22, 2002
There's no seduction here, no build. You might leave feeling strangely sucked dry.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 22, 2002
Why spend $9 on the same stuff you can get for a buck or so in that greasy little vidgame pit in the theater lobby?
March 22, 2002
This movie's greatest strengths and weaknesses are in its action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
March 22, 2002
A pleasurably jacked-up piece of action moviemaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2002
Fluid, fast and fun.
March 22, 2002
Ghastly yet wonderful at the same time.
March 22, 2002
Action-packed but ugly, the movie hasn't a shred of dead or undead humanity aside from a few funny insults.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2002
This film seems interested only in wowing us with stunts, makeup, special effects and plot twists that we see coming for miles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 22, 2002
This isn't a horror movie with enough emotional resonance to cause nightmares, but it may inspire you to take a long bath before going to bed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2002
If you can keep your eyes open amid all the blood and gore, you'll see Del Toro has brought unexpected gravity to Blade II.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2002
An improvement on Blade (1998), which was pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 22, 2002
Any subtlety, mystery, or surprise present in the first film is gone.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2002
A B picture in love with the zest of its comic-book origins, it embodies that medium's pulse-pounding spiritedness and silliness.
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
March 21, 2002
... Blade II is more enjoyable than the original.
March 21, 2002
Everything that was right about Blade is wrong in its sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 21, 2002
Against the rest of his dramatically flimsy crew, Snipes' sunglasses-at-midnight strut conveys an almost lifelike sheen. Almost. He's more alive than the movie, which is dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
March 21, 2002
[Del Toro's] heavy-handed embrace of the Blade mythology allows Wesley Snipes to give more of a performance than he did in the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 19, 2002
Sickening and utterly pointless, when it's not just outrageously tweaked for shock value, the film is soulless and caters to the darkest of human instincts.