The Crow - Salvation

2000

The Crow - Salvation

Critics Consensus

The Crow: Salvation adds nothing new to the series and is plagued by bad acting and dialogue.

22%

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Total Count: 9

43%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 49,002
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Movie Info

The third installment of The Crow series, The Crow: Salvation opens with the electrocution of death row inmate Alex Corvis (Eric Mabius) on his 21st birthday. Falsely convicted of the brutal stabbing murder of his girlfriend Lauren (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) three years earlier, Alex spent the duration of his imprisonment insisting that Lauren was murdered by a man with a series of distinctive scars up and down his arms; unfortunately, the police never found any trace of him. Immediately following Alex's messy electrocution, during which his leather mask melted onto his face, his guardian crow appears to resurrect him. After clawing off the mask, which leaves some interesting burn marks on his face, Alex sets out to find Lauren's killer and clear his own name. He finds an ally for his cause in Erin (Kirstin Dunst), Lauren's sister. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

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Cast

Kirsten Dunst
as Erin Randall
Eric Mabius
as Alex Corvis
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
as Lauren Randall
William Atherton
as Nathan Randall
Fred Ward
as Police Captain
Debbie Fan
as Barbara Chen
Gabrielle Woods
as Old Woman
David H. Stevens
as Tommy Leonard
Dale Midkiff
as Vincent Erlich
Bill Mondy
as Phillip Dutton
Walton Goggins
as Stan Robbers
Tim DeKay
as Martin Toomey
Joey Miyashima
as Radio Guard
Don Shanks
as Guard No.1
David Lea
as Doorman
Kelly Harren
as Secretary
Heather Ashton
as Tommy's Wife
K.C. Wilson
as Clyde's Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for The Crow - Salvation

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Audience Reviews for The Crow - Salvation

  • Oct 31, 2012
    Returning to basics, The Crow: Salvation delivers an entertaining thriller full of exciting action. In this installment, the Crow resurrects a wrongfully executed prisoner so that he can find the true killers of his girlfriend and avenge her. The storytelling is fairly good, and is full of intrigue and suspense. However, some of the directing is weak, and the actors aren't that charismatic. But, the action scenes are well stages and add a lot of energy to the film. Though it doesn't live up to the original, The Crow: Salvation is a solid revenge thriller that stays true to James O'Barr's vision.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2010
    So here we have the third installment to the series. Is it original? No. Does it offer any new insight to the Crow-myth? No. Should you see it if you didn't like the first Crow? No. Should you see it if you're looking for something more than a remake of the first Crow? Not really. However, if you liked the first Crow, are willing to see more or less the same story again and are a fan of violent action-films, this film will deliver. Of course, Eric Mabius is no Brandon Lee but he does a ok job in the part. He also delivers his dark oneliners effectively and while there aren't any scenes in this film that would make you laugh, there are some fun lines here and there. As I already mentioned, much of the things offered here are the same as in the first Crow. So besides the cast, what has changed? The director, of course. This third film is directed by Bharat Nalluri who's visual style is somewhere between Alex Proyas and Tim Pope. The overall look of the film is still very dark and stylish and there are some scenes with a dark blue tone (which resembles the first Crow) while some other scenes are somewhat yellow (the second Crow comes to mind). There are also some nice camera angles and the action-scenes are directed quite well. The composer is also different. Graeme Revell (who's score for the first Crow is one of the best scores I've ever heard) has been replaced by Marco Beltrami (the Scream-movies). I wish they would have stayed with Revell but Beltrami does a fairly good job with the score and the songs also work well. So overall this is a worthwhile addition to the series and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys a decent action film. I wasn't expecting anything new or original so I didn't raise the bar to high going into this film, I just wanted to see a action film and that's exactly what I got. Although far from being a great film (it is slightly too long), this is ok time waster. Seen better but seen alot worse
    David L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2009
    It's a direct-to-DVD threequel...and it's worth watching? You bet! While the acting is a bit on the hammy side, and it still falls short of having the impact of J. O'Barr's classic graphic novel, it dares to put some original spins on the mythology. And, in my opinion, it's the best of the movie series.
    Duncan R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 02, 2009
    yea so this is a really terrible film and Eric Mabius is not used to this kinda stuff obviously, but something about the cinematography and stuff its cool
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer

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