• The Crow
    2 minutes 31 seconds
    Added: Aug 24, 2011


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The Crow Reviews

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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Alex Proyas's pulp revenge fantasy, based on a comic-book saga by James O'Barr, is dark, moody, and seductively overwrought; it's an amazingly pure expression of morbid adolescent romanticism.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 10, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's a pleasure to welcome The Crow -- a bird of a very different feather.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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As exploitation pictures go, I've seen a whole lot worse.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 10, 2013
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
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The Crow, starring the late Brandon Lee, is like one long fright night. Even though it was photographed in color, the edge-of-darkness atmosphere descends on the audience like a shroud.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 10, 2013
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

The movie's central value and its most melancholy tone -- Lee's star presence. It's amazing and it's tragic.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2013
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A stylized revenge fantasy of dark beauty.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 10, 2013
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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What's scary about The Crow is the story and the style itself: American Gothic, Poe-haunted nightmare, translated to the age of cyberpunk science fiction, revenge movies and outlaw rock 'n' roll, all set in a hideously decaying, crime-ridden urban hell.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 10, 2013
R. L. Shaffer

The Crow is a visually immersive, emotionally wrought comic adaptation and one of the best gothic tales ever made.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Emanuel Levy

Stronger visually than thematically, this romantic film noir is utterly seductive

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

April 16, 2011
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Style over content, sure, but what style...

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2010


[Features] a heartfelt romantic core and some handsome, acrobatic action sequences that do justice to Lee's undoubted martial mastery.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 14, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A gorgeous black valentine that captures the essence of adolescent misery, coupled with a wildly romantic vision of the power of pure love to overcome all obstacles -- even the grave.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2007
Todd McCarthy
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A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2007

Time Out
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Visually, it's a treat; characterisation is sharp, particularly the nicely defined villains; and the action scenes, though soft-pedalled, still pack a satisfying crunch.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2005
Clint Morris

One of the most stunning, yet haunting, films ever made

| Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 5/5

March 25, 2005
Michael Dequina

| Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 19, 2005
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