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Blade

action & adventure


Wesley Snipes plays a half-mortal, half-immortal charged with ridding the earth of a race of vampires led by Stephen Dorff in this action- packed blockbuster.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    55%
  • Audience Score
    78%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Boring vampire blood bath isn't for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is filled with violence -- in fact, violence seems to be its reason for existence. Blood falls from the ceiling onto dancing vampires. Blade graphically kills many vampires, and they in turn graphically kill many humans. There's swearing and partial nudity, as well as scenes that combine sexual lust with vampire blood lust.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about violence, greed, and the need for absolute power. Why are some people not content to let others lead? Why is the character who needs absolute power so prevalent in film and literature? What separates Blade from the vampires? Why does the audience revel in someone who seeks to solve all his problems with violence?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    55%
    reviews counted: 8
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  • Audience

    78%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Achieves just the right combination of lore and fetishized action movie.

- Daniel Etherington, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten:

- Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: A variation on Schwarzenegger's The Terminator!

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Saw Blade a long time before I was a teen and thought this movie was badass. To this day, I still feel the same. Blood, guts, and Wesley Snipes as a vampire killer.......what's not to love?

- fb729949618, Friday, September 30, 2011

3 stars

Saw Blade a long time before I was a teen and thought this movie was badass. To this day, I still feel the same. Blood, guts, and Wesley Snipes as a vampire killer.......what's not to love?

- fb729949618, Friday, September 30, 2011

4 stars

This is a very fun and stylish action/horror flick. It's based on a comic, but it took me many years to finally figure that out. It kinda makes sense though, sense this has that sort of a vibe to it, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The story concerns a half-human, half-vampire hunter named Blade who has all of the strengths of vampires, but with none of their weaknesses. The film follows him as he goes on quests (with the help of his older, but awesome mentor Whistler) to stop a group of vampires from going through with a plan to achieve global dominance. The film is slick, action paced, nicely paced, and filled with tons of violence and good effects. Wesley Snipes is great as the hip Blade, and Kristofferson shines as Whistler. Stephen Dorff is awesome as the primary antagonist Deacon Frost, and he brings a lot of menace and wit to the role. The film has a great look, tons of style (as mentioned already), and it is super entertaining and watchable. It was cool when it first came out, and it still holds up pretty well. See it if you haven't already, ands give it a rewatch if you have.

- cosmo313, Thursday, August 18, 2011