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Strange Days

Ex-cop Lenny Nero is a pusher of potent (and illegal) virtual-reality clips, peddling sex and violence to the masses in Los Angeles. But when a high-profile murder shows up in his collection, Lenny finds himself ensnared in a fast-paced manhunt.
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Netflix Rating: 3.3
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 63%
Critics' score: 63   Audience score: 68   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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

Jack Kroll, Newsweek

It's fascinating the way Bigelow is able to suggest so much of VR's impact (and dangers) within a movie - a form of VR that's a century old. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

It's a wildly messed-up, unwieldy, 145-minute movie designed specifically for those audiences who the filmmakers believe haven't been brutalized or quite desensitized enough. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

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. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

Undeniably thrilling and troubling.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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. full review

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

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. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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  • Release Year: 1995
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 145 min
  • Available From: Jul 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 1365 people
Directed By
Kathryn Bigelow
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Glenn Plummer, Brigitte Bako, Richard Edson, William Fichtner
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