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Strange Days Reviews

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Top Critic
Jack Kroll
January 18, 2013
Director Kathryn Bigelow comes closer than any other filmmaker to turning movies into a virtual reality trip.
Cole Smithey
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Emanuel Levy
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
Matthew Turner
July 1, 2005
Engaging, genuinely thrilling sci-fi. Enough to make you wish Bigelow made a movie a year.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 18, 2004
A thrilling and thought-provoking sci-fi mystery.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
An ambitious, unsettling, and effective work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
December 4, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
August 16, 2001
Ralph Fiennes is the perfect sleazebag, while Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis provide good support.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Undeniably thrilling and troubling.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
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
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A successful story of mystery and lost love with a sci-fi twist.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
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