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Strange Days Reviews

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Jack Kroll
Newsweek
January 18, 2013
Director Kathryn Bigelow comes closer than any other filmmaker to turning movies into a virtual reality trip.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Undeniably thrilling and troubling.
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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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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Entertainment Weekly
October 13, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B-