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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

I really liked Blade, it was much better than Underworld. The acting was good, the plot was okay, and the action was awesome. Besides a bumpy plot, and whiny characters at points, this is a really solid movie, I liked it.

- DreamExtractor, Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3 stars

I really liked Blade, it was much better than Underworld. The acting was good, the plot was okay, and the action was awesome. Besides a bumpy plot, and whiny characters at points, this is a really solid movie, I liked it.

- DreamExtractor, Tuesday, April 5, 2011