Strange Days
Strange Days (1995)

Set in Los Angeles two days before the end of 1999, Strange Days introduces us to Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes), an ex-cop turned sleazy hustler who hawks the newest underground thrill on the black market: a "squid," a headpiece that… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Kroll
Newsweek

Director Kathryn Bigelow comes closer than any other filmmaker to turning movies into a virtual reality trip.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Though the creators of Strange Days may well be interested in its dramatic and thematic elements, they do not have the same touch for these moments as they do for camera pyrotechnics.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Strange Days" owes a debt to Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom," the film that ruined his storied career.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Once the premise has lost its promise, and Fiennes's brave attempts at characterization are sacrificed to pseudo-dazzle, everything appears awfully humdrum and, yes, distinctly dated.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Bigelow is so enamored of high-tech thrills, and so mesmerized by the violence she seeks to condemn, that her efforts at 11th-hour moralizing seem limp and halfhearted.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Bigelow] with the help of her talented cast, constantly wrestles against the script, and for a great deal of time, she appears to be winning.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Undeniably thrilling and troubling.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's big, explosive entertainment and, although not directed by Cameron, is very much in the vein we've come to expect from him.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Set in LA at the end of the century, this morality tales showed again the main problem in the director's work: The great divide between simlistic plots and technical sophistication. Even so, it's one of a kind for its use of color, sound and motion

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John Manard
One of my all time favorite sci fi flicks. Fiennes is awesome in this role. This movie feels so much like a possible future.
familiar stranger
The who-dun-it part is quite predictable, but overall, the movie is fairly watchable.
Chris Weber
Strange Days is an intense and thought-provoking cyberpunk sci-fi murder mystery thriller co-written by James Cameron and former film critic Jay Cocks, and… More
Al S
A kinetic, stylish, sexy and mind-blowing action-packed thriller. It's electrifying and pulse-pounding all the way to the end. A dazzlingly original,… More
Conner Rainwater
I think this really stands out as the greatest example of 90s mindset action/sci-fi. In look and story structure, it has all the elements of the time period… More
Cassandra Maples
Strange Days is a truly astonishing science fiction offering, part scripted by James Cameron and directed with relentless panache by maverick lady-director… More

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