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The Crow Reviews

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.
April 10, 2013
It's a pleasure to welcome The Crow -- a bird of a very different feather.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2013
As exploitation pictures go, I've seen a whole lot worse.
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
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
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+
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.
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.
Top Critic
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2001
Lee is sensational on all counts in a final performance that brims over with athleticism and ardor.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
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