Strange Days
Strange Days (1995)

This epic thriller is set in a hellish Los Angeles during the last days of the 20th century. The tale centers on Lenny Nero, a sleazy grifter who sells voyeuristic scenes. After his lover Faith leaves him, he tries to win her back after… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 13, 1995
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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65%
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73%


Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Strange Days struggles to make the most of its futuristic premise, but what's left remains a well-directed, reasonably enjoyable sci-fi fantasy.

Juan M. Mendez
New York Daily News

Strange Days is not a simple film, but a profound sensory experience, where the filmmaker is the prophet of a reality just around the corner.

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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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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Strange Days is a careening, high-decibel vision of the near future that combines science fiction, murder mystery and social commentary. It is not entirely successful, but it's a worthy effort.

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Ange Anderson
Bitch Media

Strange Days does something most dystopian films don't: it presents a future where we aren't all unhappily oppressed in a similar fashion.

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Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine

Ralph Fiennes is the perfect sleazebag, while Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis provide good support.

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Travis Johnson
Blunt Magazine

Kathryn Bigelow's propulsive sci-fi thriller Strange Days is a stone cold, ass-kicking classic.

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Jack Kroll
Newsweek

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

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Undeniably thrilling and troubling.

Sergio Benítez
Espinof

Fortunately, the very convincing performances along with the entire climax of the film, helps to cover the problems of its realization and its script. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
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.
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
Kevin M. Williams
Tricks, tricks, and more tricks work to disguise this common whodunit from discriminating viewers. There's a murder (naturally) which we find out about… More
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