Blade

Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Blade's stomach-turning special effects, bone-crunching martial arts and cynical humor will more than satisfy any action-film addict's need for a fix of eye-popping escapist adrenaline.
  2. 50
    At best, second-rate pulp, hampered by excessive length, a thematically meandering screenplay, and a general lack of excitement.
  3. 50
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. The noir atmosphere doesn't quite smother the dialogue's cheesy smell.
  6. Although the opening scene suggests a dark urban satire, Blade quickly turns into a cartoonish futuristic action-adventure yarn in which Blade is the only thing keeping humanity from being exterminated by vampires in a hematological holocaust.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    Though slick and diverting in some aspects, increasingly silly pic has trouble meshing disparate elements --- horror, superhero fantasy, straight-up action --- into a workable whole.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 406 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    A very entertaining movie with a very good soundtrack, this film is awesome.
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    8
    The plot itself was to my liking but the movie itself was comparable to Underworld. I prefer Blade over Underworld on both their debuts as aThe plot itself was to my liking but the movie itself was comparable to Underworld. I prefer Blade over Underworld on both their debuts as a series. I have yet to see the sequels of either though. The costume was much more nicer in Underworld and I enjoyed the Vampire's sophistication in that movie but the action was much more in Blade by Snipes. Full Review »
  3. May 17, 2015
    10
    Blade is one of the coolest looking comic book action movies. Wesley Snipes is perfectly cast in the movie and the action is astounding. TheBlade is one of the coolest looking comic book action movies. Wesley Snipes is perfectly cast in the movie and the action is astounding. The movie has a dark atmosphere that suits it because it is a vampire movie.
    Blade is enormous fun and the movie doesn't have a dull moment or one unimpressive action scene.
    One of my favourite comic book movies that I will never tire of.
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