Blow Reviews

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March 6, 2018
The first half of Blow is a shallow but lively fun ride; the audience gets a contact high. But when George's fortunes start to go from bad to worse, so does the movie.
September 26, 2002
The filmmakers are torn between presenting George's life story as a cautionary tale, or as a blast.
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March 19, 2002
May 7, 2001
Depp, an actor of terrific intelligence, insight and range, easily transforms himself from peppy youngster to sad, shambling failure.
April 6, 2001
Blow can't sustain the high.
April 6, 2001
An extraordinary -- and unfathomable -- piece of whitewashing.
September 12, 2017
This is one of the few drug movies where you actually feel a little sorry for the drug-dealing coke-infested lead character.
January 2, 2011
Uneven drug trade story has explicit drug use.
July 16, 2009
Johnny Depp gives a spellbindingly naturalistic performance that puts a sympathetic face on a powerfully individualistic man unable to shake a world of crime that brought him immense riches and eventually cost him everything he caredabout.
October 5, 2008
...it's hard to find any sympathy for the character or for the movie. (Blu-ray Edition)
October 5, 2008
Does the movie make us care? Not really, which is the movie's basic problem.
September 16, 2007
Comes off like a flamboyant cartoon, another film about the deglamorization of glamorous people living it up in the glamorous world of drugs.
July 23, 2007
Blow isn't really a classic, but it's a sobering story well-told.
July 14, 2007
May 26, 2006
Johnny Depp stars and, despite some pretty awful makeup, nails his performance as George Jung.
April 29, 2006
Rambling and confused, the film shows much concern for plot and not enough for characterization, particularly in second half which unfolds as a catalog of events. Misdirected, the usually reliable Depp gives a confused and scattered performance.
December 6, 2005
February 20, 2005
Tiene una edicin maravillosa, la fotografa es notable y la direccin bien lograda.
January 10, 2005
A worthy companion to Traffic, which isn't all it's cracked up to be, either.
June 25, 2004
Overall, Blow just blows.
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