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The Crow Reviews

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
April 10, 2013
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.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 2013
It's a pleasure to welcome The Crow -- a bird of a very different feather.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 10, 2013
As exploitation pictures go, I've seen a whole lot worse.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
If The Crow is forgettable entertainment, it can stand as an eerie epitaph for an actor who looked like he was on the way to better things.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Ansen
Newsweek
May 12, 2008
It succeeds in bringing O'Barr's comic-book vision to life, but there's little else going on behind the graphic razzle-dazzle and the moody, ominous soundtrack.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 16, 2007
A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is a dark, lurid revenge fantasy and not the breakthrough, star-making movie some people have claimed. But it is a genre film of a high order, stylish and smooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Lee is sensational on all counts in a final performance that brims over with athleticism and ardor.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If he had to die so soon, this movie is the best and most appropriate sendoff Lee could have hoped for.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The Crow allows no room for the viewer to take a breath, as it blazes with breakneck speed from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is a stunning work of visual style - the best version of a comic book universe I've seen - and Brandon Lee clearly demonstrates in it that he might have become an action star, had he lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4