(2002)

Critic Reviews

52

Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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.
75
Miami Herald
It's all speed, movement and blood -- lots and lots of blood.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Del Toro lays on the operatic head-trip gore, but his heavy-handed embrace of the ''Blade'' mythology allows Wesley Snipes to give more of a performance than he did in the first film.
63
ReelViews
The film stays true to its unpretentious origins -- it's like a comic book come to life, with an undeniable visual flair, a lot of kinetic action sequences, minimal character development, and a plot that could charitably be called "uneven".
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.
63
Charlotte Observer
What makes Blade 2 marginally better than "Blade," especially if you thought the first was a hollow spectacle? It has a plot.
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.
10
Wall Street Journal
The big news in Blade II is that there's something worse than vampires, but is there something worse than Blade II?
0
San Francisco Chronicle
Duller than first version.

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