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The Crow Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Simply more of the same gritty superhero nonsense that appeals to depressed 15-year-old boys. And it's not done all that well, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 10, 2013
This lurid thriller is long on nasty shocks but short on spontaneity, intelligence, and good acting.
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
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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David Ansen
May 12, 2008
It succeeds in bringing O'Barr's comic-book vision to life, but there's little else going on behind the graphic razzle-dazzle and the moody, ominous soundtrack.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
If The Crow is forgettable entertainment, it can stand as an eerie epitaph for an actor who looked like he was on the way to better things.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 10, 2013
The Crow also runs a huge villain deficit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 10, 2013
A stylized revenge fantasy of dark beauty.
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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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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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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.
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Follows an entirely predictable path, but does so with style and intensity.
| 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
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
One of the most stunning, yet haunting, films ever made
| 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
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Todd McCarthy
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.
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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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