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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Blow Out

    A nicely downbeat late-cycle paranoia conspiracy by a master magpie fluidly marshalling his borrowings. The myriad cross-references occasionally obscure the textural merits of the film with too many political and media signposts, none of which are profound - the recurring 'patriotic' colour palette is laid on thick. However it's brilliantly constructed - conducted even - and repays choice revisits for its sour view.

  2. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Blow Out

    It's so relevant at the moment with everything going on in the world. Highly intense. Travolta in his best role, and the score is excellent - reminds me at times of the other great 1981 action film, Thief (Michael Mann). That being said, Nancy Allen is wasted and you sometimes think, 'she can't really be that dumb'. Regardless, it's still a special film - with a beautiful fireworks shot.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Blow Out

    Un "remake" sonore du film d'Antonioni : "Blow-up" qui reste un superbe polar... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Madeleine Davis's rating of the film Blow Out

  5. hemachandra's rating of the film Blow Out

    Brian De Palma, with Vilmos Zsigmond behind the camera, reconstructs the sounds of Blow Out in its images. This film about how much you don't see, not what you can't hear. It's a duplicitous thriller. Plus, it has an ending for ages.

  6. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Blow Out

    3.5 // first half is fantastic but then falls into ilogical and questionable twists. brianzito perde a mão and we're left with a feeling of "it could have been better". the dark feeling got stuck on me, though

  7. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Blow Out

    Rewatched and re-loved. BRIAN, I LOVE YOU.

  8. samba direito's rating of the film Blow Out

  9. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Blow Out

    I will never understand the attraction to Brian De Palma. To me he is one of the most generic filmmakers out there. Ooh, look! He did a 360 camera pan! He wants to be Godard and Antonioni but he doesn't have the capacity. So we get this ridiculous Hollywood generic pablum that's supposed to resemble 'Blow Up'. Where are the goddamn clowns? He has no imagination.

  10. truffraud's rating of the film Blow Out

    a stylish neon homage to noir. travolta shines.

  11. Khach Glauberrocha's rating of the film Blow Out

  12. Atzin Ortiz González's rating of the film Blow Out

    Blow-out is like the mischievous and inventive son of Antonioni and Hitchcock: a knock-out thriller & a poignant meditation on cinema with a stunning mise-en-scene.

  13. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Blow Out

    Rewatched this after about ten years. Still works. I love how the meta element never draws too much attention to itself.

  14. Diogo Monteiro's rating of the film Blow Out

  15. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Blow Out

    "America" filtered through devastating analog.

  16. miles's rating of the film Blow Out

    interesting one from palma.

  17. Rita Roque's rating of the film Blow Out

  18. Nathan Lee Johnson's rating of the film Blow Out

    Blows most other movies out that's for damn sure!

  19. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Blow Out

    8 - De Palma's usual narrative-stylistic melange doesn't feel derivative of anyone else's here, despite obvious parallels to Hitchcock and Antonioni. It's an air-tight exercise in film-making, with an ending that early-80s America simply wasn't ready for.

  20. C's rating of the film Blow Out

    Loved Travolta as a sooty-eyed ingenue and Nancy Allen.

  21. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Blow Out

    De Palma consistently has strong and excellent points in his films...that are then mixed with overdrawn camp...if he could have only gotten out of his way, especially in this movie he could have a had a truly great piece of cinema, instead he has a film here that mostly works but has serious clunks. 3.5

  22. Jim Fear's rating of the film Blow Out

    John Travolta in great shape in this crime film where sound plays the biggest role. Ironically the soundtrack is horrible and tacky. Also one less star because of the annoying dumb Sally.

  23. Polyglot's rating of the film Blow Out

    Saved by that highly engrossing ending.

  24. Ethan's rating of the film Blow Out

    Even though De Palma is ripping off Antonioni here I personally think this is a far superior film to Blow Up.

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