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The Crow - Salvation (2000)

The Crow - Salvation (2000)

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

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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
Rating:
R (persuasive, strong violence, sexual content, language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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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
Grant Shaud
as Walsh
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
K.C. Clyde
as Brad
Robby Robinson
as Minister
Tony Larimer
as Warden
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)

A pleasingly low-budget demeanor.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

Near on par with the original...A real surprise package

March 4, 2004
Moviehole

While Salvation certainly isn't as bad as that first sequel, it still doesn't come near the sheer coolness of the first one.

Full Review… | October 9, 2002
Reel Film Reviews

Although I wouldn't quite go so far as to recommend it, the movie does have a terrific look and some intriguing, albeit overly dramatic, acting.

Full Review… | April 25, 2001
Internet Reviews

Should they go back and make yet another Crow film, I suggest that they consider adding some originality.

March 21, 2001
Apollo Guide

Plenty of bad dialogue, zero originality or depth.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for The Crow - Salvation

I wanted to like this, I LOVE The Crow but this just missed the mark. The soundtrack just doesn't hit the right notes and there's nothing to make you punch the air with gothic lust. The characters are OK, not all Crow resurrections will be for people with long hair so its good they didn't just copy Lee's character again. I think Dunst and Mabius are fine, the baddies could have been a little more exciting or defined and its just missing the originals mystical touch. Its abit too serious, the violence is more like a psycho murderer on the loose instead of a comic book vigilante, still its an interesting turn.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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 Ladd
David Ladd

Super Reviewer

½

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 Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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