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Daredevil Reviews

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Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2015
It isn't a great film, or even a greatly original one. Still, it has many grace notes, and interesting oddities.
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David Denby
New Yorker
July 14, 2015
Much of the rest of Daredevil is so dark that you can't see it. I don't think you're missing a great deal.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
July 14, 2015
Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's movie is too heavily reliant on tried and tested ingredients, such as Batman-type design and Matrix-style fighting.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
July 14, 2015
The ghostly sonar effects showing how Matt "sees" through sound are interesting, and Farrell's mad dog performance is fun. But overall Daredevil is nothing to marvel about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 14, 2015
Much of the film is a setup for hoped-for sequels, so the plot isn't really the thing. But Daredevil benefits from some strong supporting roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Nuckols
Associated Press
July 14, 2015
When Farrell's on screen, Daredevil becomes more than just a finely tuned entertainment machine. In a movie that will rake people in no matter what, it's fun to see something unexpected.
Mike Goodridge
Screen International
July 14, 2015
Daredevil, as brought to the screen by writer/director Mark Steven Johnson, brings real violence and death into the comic book mix, and the result is a fascinating blend of the fantastic and the tragic.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 14, 2015
Daredevil is a perfectly serviceable B-movie, something to tide over genre fans waiting for X-Men 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
July 13, 2015
There's good stuff in the margins. But on the heels of such successful comic-book adaptations as X-Men and Spider-Man, Johnson's film makes Daredevil look like the second-rate hero he never really was.
October 19, 2012
For all its clichés, it has a cracking third act, helped by doses of 15-rated violence.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
July 30, 2012
there's a lot to like here and a comic film more people should give another chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Superhero is darker, more violent than Spiderman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
July 7, 2010
The film is impressively dark and gritty, but the melodrama and Daredevil's relationship with woman warrior Elektra are labored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Ansen
July 7, 2010
Torn between moody grandiosity and cartoonish mayhem, Daredevil tries to have it both ways, and succeeds at neither.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 7, 2010
Justice may be blind, but the only enjoyment to be had out of this is to be blind drunk.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Give it a shot, and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It may not have the heart of Superman, the charm of Spider-Man or the thrills of X-Men, but Daredevil is an engaging B movie in the tradition of good Saturday afternoon entertainment.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 21, 2008
Affleck's lanky, offhand softness hardly suits the superheroic archetype...[but] The R-rated Director's Cut...deserves an extra half-star. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 29, 2007
I enjoyed Daredevil while it lasted, but ... very little of it has stayed with me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
A disappointment at nearly every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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