Darkman Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 28, 2010
Raimi isn't effective with his actors, and the dialogue lacks smart menace, but his canny visual sense carries many a scene.
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Variety
June 4, 2007
Despite occasional silliness, Sam Raimi's Darkman has more wit, pathos and visual flamboyance than is usual in contemporary shockers.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Raimi's flair for jazzy visual effects and extravagant action sequences, combined with direction that's full of punch and energy, makes this the best pop roller-coaster ride around.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Wild, woolly and occasionally wondrous.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Darkman sustains mild interest throughout, but it never takes off, partly because a real-estate scam, gangland shootouts, city corruption and a love story clutter up the sad story of Westlake's strange mutation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Raimi's live-action comic book aims to deliver scares spiked with laughs. That it does.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A fiendishly stylish journey that links the classics of transfiguration to the terrors of our times.
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A frenetic funhouse ride that has you laughing and screaming at the same time.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B