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Blow Reviews

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April 6, 2001
Take away the drugs, and this is the story of a boring life in wholesale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2001
Has a dusty, encyclopedic feel to it.
April 5, 2001
The glossy look of Blow can't cover the rot at its core.
April 6, 2001
Blow can't sustain the high.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2001
Depp works hard but we never get a clear view of George Jung, other than that of an aged boy.
April 2, 2001
It feels endless, and ultimately it becomes less an adventure story and instead a whiny melodrama.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 2, 2001
The climax is a paean to the cheesy melodrama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2001
A film has to try much harder to get me to pity who's wallowing in a bed of his own making.
October 24, 2001
Irresponsible, glossed up, romanticized.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
The movie plays it real safe, as the only users the audience sees are the flashy Hollywood types that no one cares about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 5, 2008
Does the movie make us care? Not really, which is the movie's basic problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 4, 2001
The panorama is funneled through the experience of an increasingly dull character.
April 5, 2001
Too hasty, too scattered and superficial, and, in the end, disappointingly sappy and sentimental.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2001
A watchable mediocrity at best, too unimaginative to find resonance anywhere in a huge and destructive cultural phenomenon, and too sloppy to care.
April 5, 2001
Blow is all surface, from its hippie and disco-era costumes to its wigs and makeup, right down to its star's bogus hardscrabble New England accent.
April 5, 2001
Makes you wonder, just a little, what it was about Blow that made it a 'go' project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2001
Ambitious but repetitive.
April 6, 2001
Neither a tragedy nor a morality play, but rather a jaunty, candy-colored romp through a quarter century or so of American pop music, pop fashion and popular illegal substances.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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