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Overall Rating
3.78

Awesome45.76%
Worth A Look: 20.34%
Average: 5.08%
Pretty Bad: 23.73%
Total Crap: 5.08%

4 reviews, 35 user ratings


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by K-Dog

"Ill stop drooling and say, watch it."
5 stars

Thank god! a female director that can make a dark, violent and meaningful film as well as any man!

Katheryn Bigalow has now proven herself to me as THE female director for film. This is a damn sexist industry and I hope this can be a testement to women saying, what you can do, I can do better!

This film is superb.

Basically a paranoid look at the close of the millenium, where others experiences are entertainment to people who can experience them at the touch of a button. No longer are your fantasies just film, but now you feel you are the person filming it with signals directly transmitted into the brain, to quote;

'This is life, yeah a piece of somebodys life. Your there, your doing it, seeing it, hearing it, its like TV only better'

The dealer of these black market films is Ralph Fiennes, who excels in performing. As does the rest of the cast.
The film is well plotted with its realistic though exaggeratedly paranoid look at the millenium, its well scripted, and superbly directed.
The music to me also plays an integral part in this film, and it is cool.

Ill stop drooling and say, watch it.

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originally posted: 09/16/98 23:30:45
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User Comments

3/13/17 morris campbell brutal but impressive 4 stars
2/25/14 PAUL SHORTT UNEASY BUT THRILLING 3 stars
6/27/11 DR Expands upon Philip K Dick's ideas and philosophies in a meaningful way. Visually stunning. 5 stars
7/24/10 bagwell5 People are starting to look at this movie in a more positive light. Unfairly ignored in '95 5 stars
12/24/09 Jeff Wilder Underrated. Bigelow's direction works well with Cameron's script and the performances. 5 stars
5/22/09 JM Synth Descends into dull generic action after a brilliant start 2 stars
9/03/08 Shaun Wallner This ones ok. 3 stars
7/01/07 fools♫gold A bit predictable, and thestoriesdon'tflow enoughformyliking. But it had enough goin for it 4 stars
1/21/07 Pauline Loved this movie - an all time favourite!! 5 stars
7/14/06 Nightjorn One of the lamest cyberpunk films ever made...and that's saying something. 1 stars
7/12/06 Ole Man Bourbon Kinda stupid. 2 stars
4/22/06 roy 10 best movies of the 90's 5 stars
5/02/04 CasperTheWeapon the rape/murder scene is one of the most grisly ive ever seen 4 stars
11/30/03 john superficial message in an action movie little action 1 stars
12/31/02 Jack Sommersby One of 1995's best films. Original and provocative. Bigelow's best film. 5 stars
8/30/02 R.W. Welch Imaginative premise but given to wretched excess and becomes almost cartoonish. 3 stars
6/26/02 Jim Amazing dystopian movie 5 stars
4/08/02 Artist Freak Subversive, confrontational, metaphorical, powerful, kicks plenty of ass too. 5 stars
3/15/02 Zargo can't believe more people haven't heard of this movie 5 stars
9/01/01 Butterbean Cool 4 stars
12/23/00 Ahmad ZAKI bin Zakaria Up there with Blade Runner and Matrix. 5 stars
5/03/00 P.Rodriguez one of the most underrated films of all time. 5 stars
1/17/00 Will suspenseful and... just great 5 stars
9/25/99 Shadowknows What a Rush!!! 5 stars
7/02/99 Aramide Alli My Favourite Film 5 stars
6/25/99 keita maxence simply the best act-thriller movie of all time. 5 stars
3/22/99 A. M. Absolute CRAP. 1 stars
2/06/99 donkey_dew Aside from the fact that I hate James Cameron, this film wasn't at all that bad. 5 stars
1/25/99 Chloe Marie Elestenogoph (clatter@hotmail.com) Doesn't live up to it's potential. 4 stars
1/12/99 Bluntman Flawed but cool 5 stars
12/14/98 Jules Very cool, timely, but a little naive in the technology dept. 4 stars
11/25/98 Fred Nothing wrong with this movie. Absolute gold!!!!!! 5 stars
11/24/98 Mr.Pink Great action, brilliant acting, terrific soundtrack, etc. etc. 5 stars
10/28/98 cyanide rush fuckin hey 5 stars
10/02/98 arachic13 Juliet can sing, boy I'll tell ya... 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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