(2002)

Critic Reviews

52

Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Washington Post
To appreciate the movie, you have to be okay with vampire violence. I don't mean subtle little nips at the neck and, ooooh, it's directed by Werner Herzog.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
You can sense the difference between a movie that's a technical exercise ("Resident Evil") and one steamed in the dread cauldrons of the filmmaker's imagination.
80
Like the original, Blade II has superior production values and visual and special effects. Snipes and Kristofferson build on the resonance of their original portrayals.
78
Invades theatres with its fangs bared for action. It's bloody hell and we love every minute.
70
Film Threat
The drawing card for Blade II is -- the promise of a blood-soaked action/horror thrill ride, and Snipes and Del Toro get the down-and-dirty job done with style.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Though superior to the original Blade, the superiority is mostly in the myriad ways the "suck-head" enemies can be blown up, melted and dismembered.
50
Snipes gives a looser, cooler performance this time around, though emotionally, it's closer to dead than undead. Blade II is for the horror faithful only; others will be grasping their crucifixes.
50
New York Post
Much sillier - and the movie's nearly two-hour running time seems to last nearly as long as a vampire's afterlife.
38
New York Daily News
Del Toro ("Cronos") is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story.
38
Boston Globe
It was possible to hope that Blade II would turn out to be good. Well, forget it.

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