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The Crow Reviews

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 17, 2004
A compelling exercise in style over substance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 9, 2004
Lee's death gives the film an eerie feel it never earns.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
February 4, 2004
Totally dated, totally terrific. "Darker-than-thou" types should stay to listen to Jane over the end credits
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 14, 2003
Certainly overwrought, but its images have a surprising durability.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is a dark, lurid revenge fantasy and not the breakthrough, star-making movie some people have claimed. But it is a genre film of a high order, stylish and smooth.
| Original Score: 3/4
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It packs a significant punch, grabbing you right away and never really letting go -- even when it descends into predictable action-caper cliches.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A spectacular-looking new film that sets new standards for visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Mckay
March 21, 2003
The film that killed and immortalized its star still holds up quite well . . . I doubt (Lee) would have been so fondly recalled had he died on the set of Laser Mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
A testament to the lost potential of the late Brandon Lee.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
I liked Lee in the title role. He just deserved to be in a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Follows an entirely predictable path, but does so with style and intensity.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Lee is sensational on all counts in a final performance that brims over with athleticism and ardor.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The Crow allows no room for the viewer to take a breath, as it blazes with breakneck speed from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is a stunning work of visual style - the best version of a comic book universe I've seen - and Brandon Lee clearly demonstrates in it that he might have become an action star, had he lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If he had to die so soon, this movie is the best and most appropriate sendoff Lee could have hoped for.
January 1, 2000
Everything you ever wanted in a mindless revenge flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Bursting with startling images, eclectic staging, and gorgeous neo-gothic set looks and feels truer to its roots than any dozen Batmans or Dick Tracys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
[The] film is much more interesting visually than in story, which is merely a superficial excuse for the violent dispatching of bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
[Proyas] employed a lot of talent in order to make this film heavy with the dark atmosphere of gritty, rainy megalopolis without hope for its inhabitans.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
A paper thin story supporting a lot of rain and moody lighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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