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The film gives you the pleasurably junky sensation of living inside an apocalyptic videogame.
| Original Score: B-
A moodily malevolent, anything-goes revenge fantasy that relies more upon special visual and digitally animated effects for its intended appeal than any comics-derived sci-fier to date.
This hopelessly redundant action gross-out aspires to a form of hip vacuousness -- and may achieve it.
Dippé, an old SFX hand, needs to think about how to tell a story.
The nonsensical screenplay can barely stand-up to the hellzapoppin,' Beelzebubbin' effects mustered by first-time director Mark Dippe.
As a visual experience, Spawn is unforgettable.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
... an incoherent blitz of noise, chintzy special effects and bargain-basement allegory.
| Original Score: 2/5
There's no suspense, no emotional involvement with the characters, and the cynical, sophomoric storytelling is confusing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
... a nonstop bombardment that recalls Judge Dredd, but with better diction.
| Original Score: 1/4
As a comic book, Spawn may be first rate, but, as a movie, it's a retread.
| Original Score: 2/4