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Candyman Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 20, 2015
The finest American horror film of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 13, 2012
The film bogs down into ordinariness after its fast start when the myth is literally acted out and all sense of movie magic gets washed down the toilet.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

September 17, 2008
Candyman is atmospheric and visually stimulating enough to satisfy gore-hounds as well as being an intelligent social commentary.
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Variety Staff
September 17, 2008
Candyman is an uppper-register horror item that delivers the requisite shocks and gore but doesn't cheat or cop out.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 17, 2008
Serious, straightforward cinematic terror is always hard to come by, but this literate shocker ranks among the best horror movies of the '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the best sustained horror movies for some years.
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
December 19, 2004
The enduring resonance of Candyman, adapted and directed by Bernard Rose, has to do with its respect for and investment in specific and real events.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 18, 2004
One of the best of the end-of-the-eighties/start-of-the-nineties body mortification films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 3, 2004
The Candyman is a svelte, sexual monument, far removed from the silent brutality of your average serial slasher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nicolas Lacroix
August 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Andreas Samuelson
March 3, 2004
Very clever, well-made and unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
September 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film's spooky atmosphere is accentuated by Anthony B. Richmond's cinematography and Philip Glass's score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 12, 2003
A by-the-numbers boogeyman thriller, spiced up by an intriguing concept and Tony Todd's sad-eyed title character.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
A nicely gory urban legend thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
A good, bloody horror film about urban legends from a Clive Barker story.
| Original Score: 3/5
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