MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 146 this week

Strange Days (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  13 October 1995 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 48,079 users  
Reviews: 217 user | 83 critic

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 21 Feb 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Strange Days" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strange Days (1995)

Strange Days (1995) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strange Days.

User Polls

2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley
The Loveless (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

Directors: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Stars: Willem Dafoe, J. Don Ferguson, Robert Gordon
Blue Steel (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown
Point Break (1991)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings
Near Dark (1987)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
Mission Zero (2007)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Uma Thurman, Jason Maltas, Mathew Vigil
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Brigitte Bako ...
...
...
...
...
Keith
...
Joey Corto
...
Wade Beemer
Louise LeCavalier ...
Cindy 'Vita' Minh
Edit

Storyline

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

you know you want it See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense disturbing violence, sexuality and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Días extraños  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,919,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Kathryn Bigelow found that no existing camera system could accomplish the shots necessary for the point-of-view sequences, so Lightstorm Entertainment's research division spent a full year designing and fabricating a special camera for the production. Weighing only 8 pounds, the 35mm camera literally fit in the palm of the hand and featured interchangeable lenses, remote follow focus, and video assist (necessary since the camera had no viewfinder). The camera was then mounted on a SteadiCam-style portable rig, which gave the camera stability and mobility similar to the human eye. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Steckler is chasing Mace through the crowd there is one time when the film is reversed. Steckler's badge appears on the wrong side of his body and his gun has changed hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tick:
  • you ready?



Lenny Nero: Yeah, boot it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The City of Lost Children (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Rid of Me
Written by P.J. Harvey
Performed by Juliette Lewis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Engaging, but Uneven
3 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Strange Days is an interesting film, with a great premise. It also happens to be well-executed, for the most part. The LA of the future (well, future back when it was released in 1995) is quite dystopian in nature, and Strange Days manages to present all facets of that using Taxi Driver-influenced car rides through the city while observing the chaos on the streets. In many ways, Strange Days manages to create a real-life and convincing future, and it feels like a true place, with things going on independently of the events in the movie, rather than feeling like a movie set.

Atmosphere aside, though, the movie has many strengths. The plot is intriguing, and it flows quite smoothly. A lot of the dialogue is really quite interesting and gives the movie a nice feel (not to mention the actors do a pretty good job with the material). The characters are three-dimension and interesting. While the beginning parts were somewhat disjointed (at least in terms of plot), they did serve as an excellent setup. When the movie was its best (during the middle parts) there is a frantic sense of urgency that really drives the picture along. It's a very entertaining movie, and it managed to form an emotional link with me - always a good sign.

Unfortunately, it kind of goes downhill after that. Strange Days ends up resorting to awfully cliche ideas, complete with plot elements seen a million times in movies before. All of this mars what could have been a real classic film. It's too bad that Cameron and Cocks had to resort back to this, since the movie has so many strengths and so many great things that it could have built on. While the movie is still above average, it just isn't as superb as it could have been. Nonetheless, Strange Days succeeds on many levels and is well worth watching.


42 of 60 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So... does Juliette Lewis ruin this movie for anyone else? RainWeirdo
Who else LOVES this movie? bibi222
Strange Days blu-ray release (Finally) esb90
Should have never made it specific to Y2K leggycat-1
I'm not getting the appeal.... xoddie
First on-screen interracial kiss??? TylerDonahue14
Discuss Strange Days (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?