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Strange Days Reviews

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January 18, 2013
Director Kathryn Bigelow comes closer than any other filmmaker to turning movies into a virtual reality trip.
May 7, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Strange Days" owes a debt to Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom," the film that ruined his storied career.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 16, 2007
[Bigelow] with the help of her talented cast, constantly wrestles against the script, and for a great deal of time, she appears to be winning.
December 2, 2006
Set in LA at the end of the century, this morality tales showed again the main problem in the director's work: The great divide between simlistic plots and technical sophistication. Even so, it's one of a kind for its use of color, sound and motion
Read More | Original Score: B
July 1, 2005
Engaging, genuinely thrilling sci-fi. Enough to make you wish Bigelow made a movie a year.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2004
A thrilling and thought-provoking sci-fi mystery.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2004
A premissa é bastante interessante, mas o roteiro se perde em meio a uma infinidade de subtramas dispensáveis.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2004
An ambitious, unsettling, and effective work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2002
"Strange Days" is an ultimately heartless movie, all sheen and surface. It is an attenuated supermodel of a film, hip and beautiful and startlingly empty.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
April 12, 2002
Once the premise has lost its promise, and Fiennes's brave attempts at characterization are sacrificed to pseudo-dazzle, everything appears awfully humdrum and, yes, distinctly dated.
August 16, 2001
Ralph Fiennes is the perfect sleazebag, while Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis provide good support.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2001
Undeniably thrilling and troubling.
February 13, 2001
Though the creators of Strange Days may well be interested in its dramatic and thematic elements, they do not have the same touch for these moments as they do for camera pyrotechnics.
January 1, 2000
It's big, explosive entertainment and, although not directed by Cameron, is very much in the vein we've come to expect from him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's fascinating the way Bigelow is able to suggest so much of VR's impact (and dangers) within a movie - a form of VR that's a century old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Little more than two-and-a-half hours of enjoyable action, futuristic gadgetry and characters perennially on the brink of being compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The early promise of the film gives way to exploitation; satire mutates into drivel.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A successful story of mystery and lost love with a sci-fi twist.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
January 1, 2000
Futuristic film noir mystery with excellent performances and thrilling cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's a wildly messed-up, unwieldy, 145-minute movie designed specifically for those audiences who the filmmakers believe haven't been brutalized or quite desensitized enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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