Blade

Blade

Blade

Wesley Snipes is Blade, a half-vampire, half-mortal man charged with ridding earth of a race of vampires. Also stars Stephen Dorff as leader of the vampires, and Kris Kristofferson as Blade's mortal right hand man.

1998120 minsUSA
ActionFantasyHorror

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Blade / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

This Wesley Snipes one-man show is far from dull. In chunks, it's slick, stylised, violent and has plenty of edge, but is not quite sharp enough to hit your thrill-buttons regularly. No more than a spattered blend of Ghostbusters and Spawn.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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Roger Ebert

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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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The noir atmosphere doesn't quite smother the dialogue's cheesy smell.

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