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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Big as it is, Blade' is meticulous and subtle, not just in its camera technique but in the way it works its themes and creates a mood. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Director Stephen Norrington is more keen on finding new ways to explode the fiends... than developing a credible story. So the movie flits from one gore-laden assault to another with little suspense. show more

  • 25
    New York Daily News

    Pure hackwork. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Wesley Snipes understands the material from the inside out and makes an effective Blade because he knows that the key ingredient in any interesting superhero is not omnipotence, but vulnerability. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    By the time the film is well into its second hour, we begin to wonder whether there's ever going to be a variation on the carnage and mayhem. As it turns out, there isn't. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Blade doesn't manage to work up a whole lot of suspense. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    For most of its two-hour running time it simply flings a barrage of horrors at the audience, enhanced with the most imaginative science-fiction atmospherics this side of "Dark City," which incidentally was a far more original picture. show more

  • 38
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Often ridiculous, mostly poorly written and, surprisingly poorly acted too. No matter how many flashy scenes the filmmakers shoot, the bad lines just keep dripping down. [21 Aug 1998] show more

  • 38
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense. show more

  • 30
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The few good lines go to Kristofferson and the ever-amusing Kier, but Snipes's considerable energy is buried under an affectless, Terminator-style demeanor. show more

similar movies

  • Blade II (2002)

  • Blade: Trinity (2004)

  • Underworld (2003)

  • Hellboy (2004)

  • John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

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