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Blade: Trinity Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    38

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Kris Kristofferson, as a scaled-down old gray mentor to Blade, still looks like the visual equivalent of your five worst college hangovers.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Blunt-witted, visually pedestrian, and overly long, with too many scenes of Blade and his cohorts standing around in darkened corridors, waiting for their enemies to show up. The action, however, is as throat-grabbing as you want it to be.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Thankfully, Reynolds (bearded, looking a bit like Jason Lee) adds some scrappiness and humor to a series that might otherwise have collapsed under self-parody.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

For series fans only. Definitely NOT for kids!

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an extremely violent action movie, which often veers into carnage usually reserved for the horror genre. Characters are shot, sliced, dismembered, burnt, tortured, and bled. There's a scene in which a blind woman is hunted down and killed within ear shot of her daughter. There are scenes of kidnapped humans in drug-induced comas being bled to feed the vampires. Frequent profanity is played for humor in this movie and sexual references are extremely explicit, including incest and sex toys.

  • Families can talk about the concept of honor that Drake discusses with Blade, about which character -- if any -- acts in an honorable way, and whether the concept here is used as justification for acting monstrously. Nietzche's much-used warning to "battle not with monsters, lest you become one" is the leitmotif of Blade's existence. What separates Blade from the vampires? Why does the audience revel in someone who seeks to solve all his problems with violence?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Strong black hero, strong female and disabled characters.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Explicit and graphic peril and violence, child in peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Explicit sexual references including references to incest and sex toys.

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent profanity, strong and explicit language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: People are drugged.

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