Rise: Blood Hunter
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

A woman who joins the undead against her will seeks vengeance against the ghouls who transformed her in this thriller. Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) is a journalist who becomes acquainted with a group of beautiful but doomstruck partiers while… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Many scenes are set in dark parking lots and dirty city streets, but you sense the locations were chosen because they were inexpensive. There is some pleasure to be had counting continuity mistakes.

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Urban Cinefile

Lucy Liu is always welcome on my screen, an actress who marries intelligence with feminine mystique, bundled with a dry wit and the ability to make action roles credible.

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Keith Breese

While Rise: Blood Hunter isn't a terrible film, it's a predictable one.

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Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail

[Director] Gutierrez sustains a heightened mood of sex and violence that, without breaking new ground, entertains in the way Gothic flicks do: a combination of cheap thrills and a good old-fashioned crusade against evil.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Torturous vampire bloodbath is a waste for all.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

far from perfect, but it's better than most direct-to-video horror you'll find out there. Heck, it's better than some of the theatrical releases we've seen this year

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You can thank a capable cast led by the estimable Lucy Liu, and work by writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez that succeeds in making the formulaic seem fresh.

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Chuck O'Leary

A tedious Blade rip-off. No suspense or scares, but lots of boredom.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a far more effective piece of work than one might've expected...

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Flixster Audience Score: 20% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Rise is fun trash. It's nothing amazing, but totally watchable if you're in the mood for a erotic vampire detective noir. Also watch for the Marilyn… More
_kelly .King
I watched this movie, but I don't remember ANYTHING from it other than I was thinking "well this isn't nearly as bad as most people claim it… More
Alex roy
I'll be quite brief in this review for I feel that this movie fails to provide good scares and a good story. First off, Lucy Liu is plainly a bad actress.… More
Cassandra Maples
It pleases me to report that RISE works brilliantly in its original 122-minute version. The use of non-linear storytelling is handled masterfully by writer and… More
xGary Xx
A reporter is turned into a vampire and she sets about tracking down and killing her attackers. The opening scene of this film is one of the lamest Playboy… More
Nani Vang
For some reason, I actually watched the whole thing...not really knowing if I would enjoy it or not. Obviously, I did. Better than I had expected.