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Year
1995
Runtime
145 min.
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
47,544
Checks
3,827
Favs
268
Dislikes
42
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Mixing the vigilant sci-fi noir ideas of Blade Runner with the urban paranoia and violence of Do The Right Thing - Strange Days is an underrated classic that calls forth visions of a future looking more and more likely every day. Great performances from Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett. Some scenes are genuinely intense and disturbing, even for this viewer. 11 years 10 months ago
  2. mcmakattack's avatar

    mcmakattack

    Could have used a bit less cringey dialog and a bit more Phillip K. Dick 11 months 3 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days is a minute-in-the-future cyberpunk (Dec.31 1999, but 4-5 years in the production's future) where, sort of as a sequel to Brainstorm, experience-recording technology exists, and you can get the tapes on the black market. Ralph Fiennes plays a tape dealer and ex-cop who gets embroiled in a web of murder and snuff "films", but it's a nice surprise that Angela Bassett is actually the one to get all the great badass action. Bigelow knows how to do kinetic and visually-appealing action, so when the movie rocks, it really does, but it is somewhat hampered by James Cameron's script's structure. There's too much world-building up front (and really, how much does the time gap require?), so our protagonists get involved in the thriller later than the audience does, and then there are too many villains to defeat, requiring a tiring second climax. 6 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #63 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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