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Blow Out Reviews

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March 26, 2009
With attractive leads and a stylish flair for suspense, De Palma misses sustaining involvement by his distracting allusions to prior films.
July 21, 2006
the filmmakers seem more concerned with their art or their in-jokes than with satisfying an audience
| Original Score: 2/5
August 28, 2001
Much less successful than it could and should have been.
Read More | Original Score: 66/100
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June 24, 2006
Where Antonioni's images made you think, De Palma's merely make you blink, and the baroque plot confuses as often as it frightens.
July 20, 2016
In a career fixated on the machinations of filmmaking presented through both a carnal and political eye, Brian De Palma's fascinations converged idyllically with Blow Out.
January 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
A movie which continues [De Palma] practice of making cross-references to other movies, other directors, and actual historical events, and which nevertheless is his best and most original work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 30, 2011
Perfectly contrasts movies that reveal the truth against those which avoid it - a blood-drenched yet stake-free slasher vs. the far more insidious horrors of all-American living.
September 27, 2002
Travolta shows he has a sense of suspense.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2005
One of Travlota's best performances. "Great scream."
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
De Palma didn't just study the masters; he obviously adored 'em.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2002
Very underrated thriller. It'll steal your breath!
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2017
A wonderful thriller, densely plotted and so full of thematic resonance that it's almost incapable of supporting its own weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
This 1981 release is one of Brian De Palma's more interesting and better-made thrillers, though it's even more abjectly derivative than his Hitchcock imitations.
October 6, 2004
Of all De Palma's movies, Blow Out is the one I most like to see over and over.
April 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 5, 2002
Brian De Palma's movies are a stunningly uneven lot, but that might just be because he takes as many risks as he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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