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Strange Days Reviews

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March 17, 2018
The movie went off like a landmine in Lincoln Center, traumatizing upscale audiences with its pulp semiotics and Bigelow's blunt-force filmmaking.
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
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2004
An ambitious, unsettling, and effective work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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