Filmways Pictures | Release Date: July 24, 1981 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
85
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 11 Critics
Positive:
9
Mixed:
2
Negative:
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Washington PostMichael Schrage
Playing with and making fun of paranoia is a DePalma specialty and he does it well. There are some very chilling touches in Blow Out. It's a good solid movie -- but it won't blow you away. [24 July 1981, p.D1]
50
De Palma has brought back Travolta's edge and intelligence. Relieved of having to give a star turn, Travolta seems happy to buckle down and do a straight-ahead, no-frills acting job. [27 July 1981, p.74]