User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 75
  2. Negative: 5 out of 75

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  1. Sep 27, 2011
    4
    "Blade" has its right character with Wesley Snipes as the Vampire hunter Blade. But the movie is bathed in the wrong dialogues and childish scripts. Overall a film you want to watch when free of your time. No more, no less.
  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 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.
  3. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    A very entertaining movie with a very good soundtrack, this film is awesome.
  4. Aug 1, 2011
    8
    This movie gets you from the opening club scene of vampire action. Yet another comic I hadnâ
  5. Dec 19, 2012
    8
    Wesley Snipes was definitely the best option for this character which he gives the right personality to, Chris Christofferson it's also a good addition to the movie. The plot could have been better but it's a very entertaining movie and for those familiarized with the comic book are also going to enjoy it.
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    8
    I really love the original Blade. It opened up the door for the Superhero films of the 21st century to be dark, violent as show someone as an anti-hero. It also helps that Stephen Dorf is pretty frickin' hot in this film.
  7. Jan 8, 2014
    8
    Blade is a film that has aged extremely well. This especially goes for some of the special effects, the action sequences and fight choreography. Moreover, this film not only served as an obvious influence to the Underworld film series, but appears to have set the tone for the more severe atmosphere in the films of the ongoing DC comics revival (Batman series, Man of Steel). This is the type of film that compels me to overlook the cheese and plot holes and enjoys the show. Expand
  8. Aug 21, 2013
    5
    Wesley Snipes puts on a charismatic performance as the lead, and the action is intense. However, this is overshadowed by a vaguely written script, and a supporting cast that's wooden at best.
  9. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Blade is Wesley Snipes's best role. The action is very entertaining and all of the characters add to the atmosphere of the dark theme in the movie. As a comic book movie blade is fantastic, more r rated comic book movies should be released. So far only Blade, Watchmen and The Punisher have been released.
  10. Aug 4, 2014
    10
    Blade has intense action and cool acting from Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson. Blade
    is the role that everyone knows Wesley for. Stan Lee created a fantastic comic and the comic was
    faithfully adapted as an action movie.
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
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sarah Kerr
    30
    Adapted from the Marvel Comics series, this movie lacks the mournfulness that sustains a good horror strip; it's trashy, but too deafening and invasive to have the appeal of good pulp.
  3. 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]