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Blue Thunder Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 14, 2013
The battle in Blue Thunder is less between Scheider's edgy police pilot Frank Murphy and his ultimate nemesis (Malcom McDowell), as it is between Murphy and the high-tech beast he's asked to pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 19, 2006
I've always had a weakness for Blue Thunder, which seemed terribly exciting during my teen years. More than two decades later, I can admit that it's not a great picture. But I still like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
February 9, 2006
still an invigorating and sardonic film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 24, 2005
Despite some big lapses in logic, Blue Thunder is a thrilling action-adventure with a smart, cynical attitude and a villain (Malcolm McDowell) you'll just love to hate.
| Original Score: 4/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
November 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 19, 2004
A cinematic rollercoaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
March 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
Well-made action flick with high-tech police chopper. Solid performances from Roy Scheider and Daniel Stern.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Scheider's quite great in this techno-helicopter thriller.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 2, 2009
As a cop-action flick this isn't bad, but it fits the mold so thoroughly that it feels more familiar than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 25, 2003
So bad it must be a Badham picture.
| Original Score: 0/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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