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The Shadow Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
Jack Yeovil
Empire Magazine
July 16, 2010
A pleasant, eye-pleasing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
Not a bad comic movie. I still think Baldwin would have made a great Batman.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It offers a diverting, nostalgic retreat to the innocent days when crime fighting was a pleasant, rich man's hobby.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 18, 2004
It looks nice, but it rarely works.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
It's a little wacky, but it packs a pretty entertaining punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The Shadow is good; it's just not worthy of the talent assembled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If you respond to film noir, if you like dark streets and women with scarlet lips and big fast cars with running boards, the look of this movie will work some kind of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The ups and downs of this movie are similar to those of the Batman films, and most audiences may be as forgiving of them here as there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
This may well be a piece of summer fluff, but I found it far more engaging than the usual superhero film.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
Nick Rogers
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
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
The movie has all the coherence of a bad acid flashback.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Gonsalves
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

TV Guide
April 25, 2007
Polished to a high surface gloss, but nothing lurks beneath; nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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