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January 4, 2018
This is a really wonderful film. Dark, brooding and at its heart filled with romance. Brandon lee's eerie performance is both touching and heartbreaking at times. The actor and the director really understood and believed in the source material and it is all up on the screen to see.
A visually stunning movie, dripping with gothic dread but at the heart of the film is Brandon Lee.
He delivers a show stopping performance in both the physical and dramatic sides of his role. Supported by Michael Wincott as a devilishly entertaining villain and a climax between the two that is both surprising and satisfying.

A truly exceptional film.
November 15, 2017
can't beat a this awesome movie I loved it!
November 12, 2017
Despite Brandon Lee's tragic death, "The Crow" was able to be much well-received by the audience and the critic in general. In fact, "The Crow" is one of the most interesting unconventional super-hero movies ever crafted. Alex Proyas had proved to be a very promissing director and talent worker in adapting material into the big screen, specially at the visual and filmmaking techniques of the German Expressionism. Brandon Lee, anyway, gives an excellent performance, developing a disturbed and violent character.
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½ November 12, 2017
This is one of the modern cult films that took punk noir to a whole new level. The film has the lingering memory of Brandon Lee tragically losing his life in this film and it is impressive to see the film lives on. The atmospheric film grabs you from the beginning and never lets you go. The film has an excellent soundtrack and the casting of Michael Wincott was ideal, this is the type of villain you need for every film. Brandon Lee was an interesting choice for the lead role and had he survived, his career would've sky rocketed. There was so much going for this film and the director created a cyber punk Dark City many years later. When you have a certain vision like the filmmaker you should stick to it, Necromancer has his name written all over it, William Gibson should reach out. This film sits on my prestige shelf for awesome films that earned the cult status. 12-11-2017.
½ November 10, 2017
Superb comic book adaptation thanks to a excellent lead performance & brilliant direction by Alex Proyas. With the years putting the distance between Brandon Lee's tragic death on set, one can now appreciate how good his performance was. While Lee had already shown his star ability in previous films (notably the action vehicle "Rapid Fire"), it was this film that truly showed his range, from drama to romance to comedy (he is surprisingly funny in this dark role). It's the kind of performance to makes his death that much more tragic (similar to Heath Ledger after "The Dark Knight") as you were seeing a truly talented actor come into his own with his abilities. Lee does great support from the rest of the cast, with the always reliable Ernie Hudson as the cop helping him while Michael Wincott is sinister as the main villain (add in Tony Todd as his henchman & Bai Ling as his creepy sister/lover/advisor, and you have a pretty formidable enemy). Behind the camera, Alex Proyas adapts James O'Barr's comic superbly, keeping with the style though changing some plot elements (O'Barr reportedly loved it). He mainly keeps the nihilistic atmosphere of the comic, as Eric Draven's mission is purely revenge, even if you could argue killing these criminals would leave the world a better place. The vision of Detroit is strangely gorgeous as well (though probably nicer than Detroit today) and adds an apocalyptic atmosphere to the movie. Overall, one of the best comic adaptations to date, and since it takes place during Halloween, a perfect addition to any October/Halloween rotation.
October 7, 2017
Brandon Lee brings out the Raven in Draven with a performance that would have catapulted him to stardom.
August 27, 2017
Gotham city meets Sin city in this comic book style thriller. Eric Draven comes back from the dead to seek revenge of his killer and the killers of his gifriend shelley. Lots of action and guns blazing
August 11, 2017
one of the best movies of all time
July 24, 2017
First time I saw this movie, I watched it second time, and a third time in the same day. I have never done that before with any movie. Its gritty charm, repulsive enemies and terrific, emotional and comical undead hero Eric Draven, gave this film a style and substance all its own.
½ June 22, 2017
For today's standards, the film looks outdated, but thanks to its faithful style to the comics, "The Crow" is both a touching tribute to Brandon Lee and to the comic book creator who also suffered the lost of a loved one like the protagonist. It's a gothic, fantasy story about vengeance, but also about redemption. It might be too artsy for some, but for those who enjoy a little art, this film is right for you.
½ June 18, 2017
"The Crow" was supposed to be just one of several good performances by Lee, unfortunately it was the last one.

In short, the story is simple. Eric and his fiancée are murdered by one of several gangs that terrorize the city. Nearly a year later, Eric returns from the dead to avenge his assassins, he is guided by a mysterious raven, who appears to be responsible for reap the souls.

The story is bleak; the colors, the gothic style and the rainy weather helps to build this darkness. In short, the humor is almost nil, the secondary characters are not well structured (except Albrecht, Sarah and Top Dollar), keeping the focus on Lee's performance. The film does not easily reveal the answers, Eric's main goal, revenge, extends from his killers to other people, who are guilty even indirectly (in the case of the pawn shop owner). In the end, Eric's revenge prevents thieves from performing the famous "Devil's Night."

The Crow is an excellent film, romantic, tragic, obscure, vengeful, and whith too rock 'n' roll, drugs and murdered, all these elements backed by an excellent gothic atmosphere and a good performance by Lee.
June 1, 2017
May be my favorite movie of all time. Brandon Lee is spectacular. The soundtrack is amazing. And it mixes multiple genres together, and does it well. You have action, horror, romance, and the supernatural all rolled into one. And who doesn't love a good revenge plot?
½ May 24, 2017
An indisputably iconic movie, Brandon Lee is the perfect Eric Draven. Great direction and staging coupled with a good story and memorable characters make this a perfect, if tragic way for Lee to "bow out".
May 23, 2017
A cult classic. One of my favorite films of all time.
½ May 20, 2017
it's a shame it has been happened that, but the movie despite the low budget is interesting and fun. must to see it.
May 17, 2017
"The Crow" is a powerful story, that will either make you ball up or cheer,
May 17, 2017
This is my favourite movie of all time!
May 13, 2017
This is definitely my second favorite film, and the best superhero film I've ever seen. If you're a fan of dark, gritty horror fiction, but want a more emotional and romantic tone with it, skip "Batman V Superman", and watch this. This is dark and gritty done to perfection. Go see it!
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