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The Shadow Reviews

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July 1, 2014
Despite handsome production values and a crackerjack supporting cast, "The Shadow" remains a temperamental trinket that lacks the temerity to truly explore, as its titular hero would say, what evil truly lurks in the hearts of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2013
Very underrated and incredibly entertaining...
July 16, 2010
It's an entertainment that deserved to have become the first of a series.
July 16, 2010
A pleasant, eye-pleasing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
The movie has all the coherence of a bad acid flashback.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 23, 2007
What's on the screen is so tired by now that you've seen it before even if this is your introduction to the Shadow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2007
It has enough of the innocent exoticism and splendor of silent thrillers to suggest a continuity with the past missing from most other movies; all that's required is a capacity to sit back and dream.
April 25, 2007
Polished to a high surface gloss, but nothing lurks beneath; nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2007
Despite similarities as a vigilante creature of the night, however, the Shadow -- a character that enjoyed its greatest success in radio after being created in pulp novels -- lacks the visceral appeal of Batman and won't strike the same chord.
June 24, 2006
Baldwin's low-key performance lacks charisma, Lone alternates between lip-smacking villainy and camp humour, and Miller is chiefly a clothes-horse for a series of slinky '30s frocks.
March 10, 2006
A triumph of special effects over story (and the effects are now totally dated).
| Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2005
Not a bad comic movie. I still think Baldwin would have made a great Batman.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2004
chaotic and dull
| Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2004
It offers a diverting, nostalgic retreat to the innocent days when crime fighting was a pleasant, rich man's hobby.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2004
It looks nice, but it rarely works.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2003
It's a little wacky, but it packs a pretty entertaining punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
This may have been the last cinematic stab at capturing the essence of a faded literary phenomenon
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
The Shadow is good; it's just not worthy of the talent assembled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2002
Stinks.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 18, 2002
A noble failure that could not capture its pulpish essence.
| Original Score: 2/5
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