Blade: Trinity is blunt-witted, visually pedestrian, and overly long.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The third installment of the Blade series is a choppy, forgetful, suspense-free romp that substitutes campy humor for chills.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
It all suggests a cinematic identity crisis.
Mike Clark - USA Today
If ever there was a case for quitting while you're behind, this Blade is it -- ready to be buried in a vat of garlic.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Watching Blade: Trinity is like being rolled down a marble staircase in an oil drum. The movie is loud, dark, bumpy and not even a little fun.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
One of the prime laws of the multiplex states that any action or horror movie series will devolve into ritualized violence, self-mocking camp, and egregious silliness by part three. Blade: Trinity is right on schedule.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Aside from the effectively staged action sequences Trinity is cheap-looking and laughably inept.
Mark Holcomb - Village Voice
From what we can tell from the Blade series, vampires are as easy to kill as ducks and there's no limit on them.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
Vampire stories are meant to be frightening. They're meant to keep us awake at night, trembling with fear at an oversexed man with overlong canines. After Blade: Trinity, it's time to put the gothic back in goth.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Brings this three-part tale of a vampire hunter (Wesley Snipes) to a close with more of a shrug than a shriek.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
A campy, vampy romp, with caustic sarcasm from Ryan Reynolds and former art-house princess Parker Posey making it all hum along.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
It lacks the sharp narrative line and crisp comic-book clarity of the earlier films, and descends too easily into shapeless fight scenes that are chopped into so many cuts that they lack all form or rhythm.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Goyer makes a strong series debut as a visual stylist, though he's handicapped by his own, at times, bloodless script.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
The only one who seems to be having much fun, though, is Parker Posey, camping it up as one of the vampires.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Diverting but dumb and more goth than gothic, Blade: Trinity builds up to a less-than-epochal smackdown.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
For a film whose story line turns on a miraculous feat of reanimation, this is a very lifeless effort.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's a typical vehicle for comic-book corn with elaborate plot contrivances, assaultive explosions, stereotypical characters and a laughable sense of gravitas.
Tom Long - Detroit News
While the first two movies were efficient if not highbrow entertainment, the latest film abandons even the pretense of having a story.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Blade: Trinity won't linger in the memory long, but gives pretty good action eye-candy while it's going.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Lacks anything vaguely resembling a plot, while failing to deliver suspense or thrills.
V.A. Musetto - New York Post
It's all about the gags and the gadgets and the body count, with shootings, impalings and explosions vaporizing every vamp in sight.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The suck principle is making up for lost time. It's almost bad enough to implicate its predecessors.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
With his chiselled face and geometric haircut, black leather jacket and stiff posture, Snipes shows an expressive range slightly greater than an obsidian column.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
Blade: Trinity is a carbon copy of its predecessors. It's all kick-ass attitude and style without any substance to back it up.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
As commanding as Snipes is, Blade: Trinity is not as involving as its predecessors, and Goyer seems increasingly to be primarily writing variations on the original.
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
A trainwreck set to a booming soundtrack, turning vampire hunting into a screen chore while it almost intentionally torches the macabre groundwork laid down by the first two features.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
Dean Essner - Time Out
For series fans only. Definitely NOT for kids!
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
The weakest of the trilogy.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
A great closer to a great franchise...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
To me Blade Trinity deftly dances at the edge of "So bad it's good" territory, staying just on the side of being good.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
a move that reeks of market manipulation, a couple of young sidekicks are introduced in a lame attempt to stire the usual formual into something new.
Steve Biodrowski - ESplatter
The surface, the film is stylish without losing its focus, and the gadgets, the settings and the characters all jump to life (as it were) in the cool domain of the extreme scenario.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
An action-packed mess from its lackluster, two-pronged opening segments to its final showdown.
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Not as grand as the first two, but still entertaining
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
Goyer's film is an entertaining though a hit and miss addition to the franchise.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
Are the white movie geeks who make these sci-fi/horror flicks reassuring the white audience by robbing powerful black men of any personality?
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
The film adds nothing much that's new to the annals of creative killing in movies. Just run of the mill mass carnage dressed up to project sexiness and swagger.
Prairie Miller - Long Island Press
Chances are that Goyer's cack-handed direction has killed a franchise he helped birth.
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Out with the old and in with the new.
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
Snipes reprises the lead role and is even stiffer and more robotic that he was in the earlier films.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Blade: Trinity does nothing more ambitious than continue a sputtering franchise.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
We're treated to re-heated leftovers and scraps which offer fleeting moments of sustenance.
Dan Chant - FilmFocus
A pale shadow to the much superior first two films.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
This visually flat, dramatically incoherent film puts a stake through the heart of the series.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reynolds, Biel, Posey, and Lyonne amble around a warehouse trying to out-snark one another -- call it Blade: The Real World.
Brian Juergens - Freeze Dried Movies
Goyer destroi a serie Blade nao apenas com sua falta de talento como diretor, mas tambem gracas ao seu pessimo roteiro.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
The least of three.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Oh, how the mighty half-vampire has fallen.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Blade: Trinity doesn't have the needed fangs to cling onto anything remotely interesting in this seedless third edition of the badass bloodsucker.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
If you aren't a fan, it won't convert you.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
It looks like they didn't even try.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Without stinting on the expected action and horror... what you're likely to remember are the laughs.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Some of the lines are brilliantly campy, and that provides a fun action film.
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Snipes has perfected a certain brooding presence, but he's also reduced his Blade character to a handful of poses and guttural one-liners.
Daniel Eagan - Film Journal International
primary aesthetic aim seems to be outdoing the music-video-inspired visual excesses of the previous films
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
A worthy end to the series.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
One of the worst films ever made.
Johan De Silva - Future Movies UK
Conseil personnel, allez donc revoir le premier volet.
Louis-Jerome Cloutier - Panorama
Okay, I didn't say the plot was great. It's kinda like cough medicine. If you just deal with the fact you have to swallow it, it ain't bad.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Blade: Trinity may indeed be the last film of this series, but it's doubtful that anyone will be complaining that much after seeing it for themselves.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
The only surprise for me was that is wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
I'll give Blade: Trinity the benefit of the doubt and assume the movie is meant to be high camp of the lowest order.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
This is a popcorn movie and as such it succeeds famously.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
Well, Blade held up beautifully twice. But now the story is turning, well, bloodless.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
Stuff blows up and glass shatters when Blade is in the room. He's like Shaft with worst theme music.
Jeffrey Bruner - Des Moines Register
It's ironic Blade: Trinity has Triple H in its cast because the film itself is entertaining in the same cheesy, trashy way of a good wrestling grudge match.
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
I can't imagine any reason why this once moderately enjoyable franchise should continue.
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
Blade: Trinity isn't awful if you've followed the series, although one can't help but feel that three entries is enough.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Sometimes bloody, sometimes bloody awful.
Jamie Russell - BBC
While this third entry is the best in the series, it's still a long way off from being the clever thrill ride it thinks it is.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
I hope this is the end, that it's three and out for the Blade franchise.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
It's a witless sequel at a time when this series should have upped the stakes.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
After three installments this Blade is getting rusty.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
feels like a quickie film thrown together in the vain (vein?) attempt to resurrect an ailing franchise
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
A choppy melange of straight-to-video editing and a surfeit of disintegration effects.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Goyer was simply the wrong man to set loose in this world, for now the once promising Blade franchise has been crippled by his unfortunate tinkering.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
[A] series that has yielded diminishing returns since Stephen Norrington's 1998 adaptation.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
Ryan Reynolds' endless tone-lowering, Blade-baiting quips temporarily distract viewers from the script's more pressing problems.
Anton Bitel - Movie Gazette
Not a comedy, but its funny parts are more memorable than its action-horror parts, which are competent but unremarkable.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Blade: Trinity needs to be consigned to DVD - as quickly as possible.
Jean Lowerison - San Diego Metropolitan
It's not even worth a matinee.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
A healthy portion of yecky-poo poo.
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
In film number three, Blade has grown a little dull. (Couldn't resist).
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Save for Ryan Reynolds' sorely needed wit, the movie is filled with wasted opportunities that befpre would have provided memorable character moments or lusciously nasty bits.
Nick Rogers - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Goyer also wrote all three Blade films, so character misunderstandings can't be blamed for the two half-realized plot lines crammed into one feature.
Aaron Hillis - Premiere Magazine
Rookie director David S. Goyer has driven a wooden stake into the heart of this bloodsucker franchise.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
Lots of fairly cool special effects and a good deal of quips and catchphrases.
Tim Cogshell - Boxoffice Magazine
The fight scenes are plentiful, the characters familiar and the end predictable.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
A character looks directly into the camera and gives the audience the middle finger. That seems a tad bit stand-offish, wouldn't you say?
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
If you're willing to put your brain in neutral and keep your expectations relatively low for this third trip to the well, Blade: Trinity ulimately delivers the goods
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
The third BLade pursues familiar themes, having to do with vampirism as a virus, visited upon a hapless human population via malevolent, aggressive, very grumpy carriers.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Even if (Wesley) Snipes zombie-walks through his part, how can you hate a horror-action flick that lets the vampire dogs out?
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
Its biggest problem is that Blade himself takes a back seat to a host of new and mostly uninteresting characters.
M.E. Russell - Oregonian
An unapologetically flashy, bloody, fast-paced horror/action flick that's pretty entertaining.
Paul Salfen - Supercala.com
Trinity plays like little more than a second-rate TV pilot.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Badly plotted sequel that sidelines Snipes but remains watchable thanks to serviceable action sequences, some witty dialogue and the performances of Reynolds and Posey.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Goyer's direction is all surfaces and no substance
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
'Blade: Trinity' is a joyless and unimaginative movie with lots of broken glass and strobe lights to mask the lack of exciting action.
Eric Melin - Lawrence.com
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
Blade: Trinity is the kind of big, dumb movie that at least knows it's a big, dumb movie and winks at the audience accordingly.
Loey Lockerby - Kansas City Star
David Goyer steps up to the directorial plate this time, and while his hack-rate dialogue is better than usual, his direction is nothing special.
Luke Y. Thompson - LYTRules.com
Goyer ... who wrote the previous installments, displays a keen eye for casting in his directing debut.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Wesley Snipes's vampire hunter franchise finishes off not with a bang but a whimper.
James Rocchi - Netflix
If the patriarch of all vampires just ain't that tough, it's time to pack it in. In fact, it was time to pack it in before we were subjected to this movie.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
By and large, the jokes fall flat, and the entire film often seems as fatigued as its star.
Scott Foundas - L.A. Weekly
Lots of posing, scowling, quipping, leather-modeling and slow-mo cool-walkin'.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Blade Trinity seems a smidgen too jazzed by its extravagant cruelty.
David Kronke - Los Angeles Daily News
He's big, he's bad, and he bites back. Wesley Snipe's "Blade: Trinity" is campy good fun.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
Plays more like a collection of wild embellishments than a deeply satisfying movie.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
There's nothing beneath the flashy editing and self-consciously cool production design but a soulless adrenaline machine that's never scary and rarely engrossing.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Even Parker Posey's turn as a campy vampiress feels phoned in, as if she is making bank in order to stomach the deferred or minimal pay of her next ten indie pet projects.
Todd Gilchrist - FilmStew.com
An unnecessary third installment of an action-movie franchise running on fumes.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Snipes is now the least interesting thing on the screen and appears to have zero connection to the Smells-Like-Teen-Spirit irony which this final chapter is trying to tap.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
Trinity is a lighter shade of Blade, delivering brisk action and cutting comedy in equal measure.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
Reynolds is particularly hilarious as the new sidekick who thinks Blade is taking everything a little too seriously, even if the vampires are trying to turn humankind into their personal blood banks.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
This messy action-horror film is by far the most unpleasant, most unwatchable movie in what's already been a pretty sketchy trilogy.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The third time out for the vampire-hunting superhero is no charm.
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Blade: Trinity is by far the worst of the Blade movies, but for diehard fans of the comic book, it still may hold some excitement.
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
Almost as entertaining on purpose as it is by accident, Blade 3 is equal parts kinetic mayhem and bloody burlesque. But it moves real quick and it sure isn't boring.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Three vampire hunters are just as good as one, and with some stylized, guns-a-blazin' kung-fu action, Blade: Trinity is just as solid -- and as much fun -- as the first two movies.
Dean Essner - E! Online
It's a 100-mph, 100-minute seizure-inducing music video loaded with leather, guns and Goth delights.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
This script is embarrassingly sloppy.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
The weapon to kill the vampires makes no sense... It's okay to have a stupid plan. It's okay to have an illogical plan. But it can't be both.
Fred Topel - About.com
Three exploding vampires are kind of invigorating. Yet 30? Not so interesting.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
The brow may be low, but it's perfectly manicured: Grade A production values abound, as does superior kung fu choreography.
Chauncey Mabe - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
No one's lifeblood is at stake, but the movie's pitiful victims will find themselves out the price of a movie ticket and nearly two hours of their lives that they will never get back. And let's not forget the price of popcorn and parking.
Pam Grady - Reel.com
Trinity is a return to the cheesy spirit of the original.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
There's just enough comforting familiarity mixed with refreshing new characters to hold the casserole of a plot together.
Peter Hartlaub - San Francisco Chronicle
Our obsession with style over substance is becoming pathological. When are we going to get sick of this stuff?
Erik Lundegaard - Seattle Times
If the screenplay had been half as visionary as the casting, we might have been dealing with some sort of classic.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Posey continues to find work, and even in a movie as beneath her as this one is, she's always fully engaged. The rest of Blade: Trinity is content to coast.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Goyer remixes Blade with less effects, more humor and new characters to achieve one hell of an entertaining ride.
Jeff Otto - IGN Movies
It does have a few laughs, but it's time to end the franchise when the best thing about the movie is Ryan Reynolds' abs.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Is this an MTV promo for the movie, or a kick-butt video game based on the movie?
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
Lacks anything resembling an original, absorbing tale.
Frank Wilkins - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Most writers think you should choose one plot and stick to it. But Goyer decided that instead of going with just one plot possibility, he could go with several.
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
It's silly, violent fun, sometimes mindlessly entertaining but hardly, if ever, engaging.
Bob Longino - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blade doesn't need backup, and in Blade II when he had it, he was happy to feed his backup to the bad guys whenever it suited him.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Blade:Trinity gives us front row seats to watch the end of Wesley's career and the career of Parker "Former Indie Queen" Posey.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
It's sad to see Wesley Snipes standing around on the sidelines while his franchise is hijacked by a bunch of obnoxious, wisecracking white kids.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
If Blade himself can't carry a movie with his own name on it, then perhaps the time has come to hang up the stakes for good.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
From his director's chair, Goyer gives the film an adult stylishness that borders on the genuinely artistic.
Jackie Loohauis - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Let's face it: the Blade movies have always been better than they should've been...
Scott Collura - Now Playing Magazine
Instead of building on its predecessors, Blade: Trinity feels cheap, compromised, and plumb tuckered out.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
[Goyer] achieves an equitable balance between grim gore and sneaky humor.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
It's not original, but it does what it does well, and it's a lot better than Underworld.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Only for Blade fans.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
One can't fault Wesley Snipes for dragging his aging body for a third installment of the financially successful "Blade" series...**
Angela Baldassarre - Sympatico.ca
Blade: Trinity begins with the vamps digging up the long-dormant Dracula, who is apparently a Slovakian runway model enamored of bare-chested couture.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
...filled with characters straight out of central casting.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Damn good fun...
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
It's a 'ten-minute movie.' Watching any ten minutes is more than enough.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
what you might expect from a teenager: a quick-paced arcade game set to an obnoxiously loud, mind-numbing metal, hip-hop, and techno score
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
One dull 'Blade'...even for a vampire series, this one is getting very long in the tooth.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
David S. Goyer scrapped what made the first two Blade films so much fun and replaced it with a cast and soundtrack that only a 14-year-old mall-rat could love.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
A sad way to end the series--not with a bang, but with a simper.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Harmless but shallow, cinematic junk food that goes down with ease but has no nutritional value and will be forgotten about almost immediately after devouring it.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
"Blade: Trinity" is the biggest, baddest and best Blade yet.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
The movie is present, sexy and fun, but it's probably time to give this franchise - and Snipes' permanent scowl - a rest.
David Foucher - EDGE Boston
Parker Posey, in a series of increasingly scary hair-dos, [gives] a stumbling, zoned-out performance that could easily be interpreted as a cry for help.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Goyer flounders around like an indecisive movie buff indulging in every special effects-laden trick in the Directing 101 handbook.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine