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Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up, The Matrix.



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An ordinary man with an extraordinary gift must save the planet from evil in this action-packed fantasy. Unknown to most people, the world is crowded with spirits both good and evil who walk among us in human guise. One of the few who can see these spirits is John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), but the responsibility of his vision is more than he can stand, and he tries to kill himself. Saved from death, Constantine must now atone for his actions by acting as a guardian in the middle ground between Paradise and Hell. Constantine also makes the acquaintance of Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz), a police detective who becomes aware of his unusual gift while looking into the death of her sister; he leads her into the unknown world of the spirits and soon circumstances demand that they join forces in a desperate bid to save humanity from evil. Constantine also features Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, and Gavin Rossdale, the latter best known as the lead singer of the rock group Bush. Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor) was originally in the film (cast as a half-breed demon) but director Francis Lawrence cut her scenes. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Keanu Reeves
as John Constantine
Rachel Weisz
as Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson
Max Baker
as Beeman
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Father Hennessy, ojciec Hennessy
Gavin Rossdale
as Balthazar
Jesse Ramirez
as Scavenger
José Zúñiga
as Detective Weiss
Francis Guinan
as Father Garret
Larry Cedar
as Vermin Man
April Grace
as Dr. Leslie Archer
Johanna Trias
as Possessed Girl
Jhoanna Trias
as Possessed Girl
Alice Lo
as Old Woman
Nicolas Downs
as Church Attendant
Nicholas Downs
as Church Attendant
Tanoai Reed
as Midnite Bouncer
Quinn Buniel
as 10-Year-Old Constantine
Ann Ryerson
as Old Woman on Bus
Stephanie Fabian
as Molly's Server
Connor Dylan Wryn
as Teenage Constantine
Laz Alonso
as Morgue Security Guard
Jeremy Ray Valdez
as Liquor Store Clerk
Jose Molina
as Scavenger #2
Barbara Pilavin
as Old Woman on Bus (Demon)
C.W. Pyun
as Korean Man
Sharon Omi
as Female Tenant
Edward J. Rosen
as Liquor Store Clerk
John Gipson
as Smoking Man
Roberto Kawata
as Police Officer
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  • Aug 14, 2017
    Never read the comics so I'm not sure how loyal it is to them but the film as a standalone is a mixed bag really, Allot of plot details not very well explained, The story was ok in parts and was bolstered by some good action scenes and the effects were pretty good for its year, I liked Keanu Reeves more than I thought in this film but I can't for the life of me figure out why Shia Labeouf was in this film, He was just annoying and the story would of folded out exactly the same without him, The ending was pretty good and made up for the plot holes and poor execution but only just, It's not a great film but it's worth watching.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2014
    Prime example of a film that should have been much better than what is presented on-screen. The film tries to be far too ambitious than what it actually is, and in the long run, it loses track of its ideas and it ends up being a ridiculous mediocre outing. The film could have been quite good considering some of its ideas, but overall, it never becomes anything watchable and the cast here just deliver bland, over the top performances which make you lose interest. I really wanted to enjoy the film, and I went into this one with an open mind, unfortunately, this film was a letdown. The concept had the potential of being a great film going affair, but this was a poorly executed movie that quickly loses its spark of energy, and it tends to rely more on its visuals to make things engaging for the viewer. The power of a good film lies in its ability to tell a great story, but with Constantine, we don't have that vibe whatsoever, and it just ends up being a waste of time. I really wanted to enjoy it, but couldn't as there were too many lacking ideas in the film to really make it a watchable affair. Constantine is a mediocre film, a visual feat that is hollow in its story, yet tries too hard at grabbing your attention with a good sense of visuals, which is pretty much what this delivers in. Constantine is a mediocre film that is more ridiculous than anything, and it should have been much better than this.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2013
    While not the epic fans were hoping for, Reeve's spiritual journey is still a lot of fun - albeit, very dumb. Recommended.
    Joshua H Super Reviewer

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