The Crow: City of Angels Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Even for teens hooked on the grandiloquence of death-metal masochism, the movie may seem closer to an endless Sunday in church.
Full Review | Original Score: D

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 3, 2007
Memo to Edward R. Pressman: Gloomy Goth teens like the Romeo and Juliet stuff, not parental devotion from beyond the grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 3, 2007
Stunningly awful.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Although the setting has moved from Detroit to LA, the stylised urban wasteland, morbid atmosphere and basic plot remain the same.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I highly recommend watching the original, instead of this dud.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 8, 2005
Vincent Perez is game, but he--nor anyone involved in this sloppy production--can erase the fond memories of the late Brandon Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Worst of the Crow franchise, which should have ended with Brandon Lee and the entertaining first film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Looks pretty, but bad scripting makes this an incoherent sequel to the goth classic/
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
Fans of both O'Barr's source inspiration and Brandon Lee's initial embodiment may want to nit-pick, but this Crow has something to crow about.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Why didn't the producers save all the money they spent on these great sets and brilliant special effects for a script worthy of them?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The city of overacting, the city of bad writing and the city of truly dreadful sequels.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the year's most grueling cinematic ordeals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Comes across as a scattershot video with corny and contrived action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
More than anything I've seen from Hollywood lately, City of Angels smacks baldly of product -- it's a movie with a lousy script but a great look.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Utterly devoid of energy and shock value.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Little more than a subpar remake of the first outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Simanton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It verges on the misanthropic and necrophiliac; more in love with the absence of characters, their demise, than with flesh and blood.
Susan Lambert
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Despite poetic overtones, this film is a hack job--an overlit, underdirected, barely scripted longform music video celebrating violence and bastard amber gel.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A pseudo-spiritual rock video for the symbolically challenged.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
What really stymies this sequel is the lack of the melancholic air of loss and mourning that bolstered the cartoon histrionics of the original.
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