75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Blade doesn't manage to work up a whole lot of suspense.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
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.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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]
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38

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense.
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25

New York Daily News

Pure hackwork.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

The action involves lots of second-rate martial-arts choreography (made even less thrilling by the video's pan-and-scan job), while the psychological conflicts are filled with unconvincing angst.
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45 out of 100
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