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Strange Days Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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 Review| Original Score: C
Michael Szymanski
June 27, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 15, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The early promise of the film gives way to exploitation; satire mutates into drivel.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
After awhile Strange Days becomes merely a predictable parade of senses-assaulting indignities with a surprisingly conventional, by-the-numbers story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Bigelow is so enamored of high-tech thrills, and so mesmerized by the violence she seeks to condemn, that her efforts at 11th-hour moralizing seem limp and halfhearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Rosenberg
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
An ambitious but ultimately disappointing attempt to assemble the latest in fringe-culture byproducts ... into a Hollywood package.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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.
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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
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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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
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