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The Crow Reviews

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
April 10, 2013
Alex Proyas's pulp revenge fantasy, based on a comic-book saga by James O'Barr, is dark, moody, and seductively overwrought; it's an amazingly pure expression of morbid adolescent romanticism.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 2013
It's a pleasure to welcome The Crow -- a bird of a very different feather.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 10, 2013
As exploitation pictures go, I've seen a whole lot worse.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2013
The Crow, starring the late Brandon Lee, is like one long fright night. Even though it was photographed in color, the edge-of-darkness atmosphere descends on the audience like a shroud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2013
The movie's central value and its most melancholy tone -- Lee's star presence. It's amazing and it's tragic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 10, 2013
A stylized revenge fantasy of dark beauty.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2013
What's scary about The Crow is the story and the style itself: American Gothic, Poe-haunted nightmare, translated to the age of cyberpunk science fiction, revenge movies and outlaw rock 'n' roll, all set in a hideously decaying, crime-ridden urban hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
The Crow is a visually immersive, emotionally wrought comic adaptation and one of the best gothic tales ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 16, 2011
Stronger visually than thematically, this romantic film noir is utterly seductive
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
July 14, 2010
Style over content, sure, but what style...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
July 14, 2010
[Features] a heartfelt romantic core and some handsome, acrobatic action sequences that do justice to Lee's undoubted martial mastery.

TV Guide
April 16, 2007
A gorgeous black valentine that captures the essence of adolescent misery, coupled with a wildly romantic vision of the power of pure love to overcome all obstacles -- even the grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 16, 2007
A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Visually, it's a treat; characterisation is sharp, particularly the nicely defined villains; and the action scenes, though soft-pedalled, still pack a satisfying crunch.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
One of the most stunning, yet haunting, films ever made
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 30, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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