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The Crow: City of Angels Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Even for teens hooked on the grandiloquence of death-metal masochism, the movie may seem closer to an endless Sunday in church.
Full Review | Original Score: D

TV Guide
May 3, 2007
Memo to Edward R. Pressman: Gloomy Goth teens like the Romeo and Juliet stuff, not parental devotion from beyond the grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 3, 2007
Stunningly awful.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Although the setting has moved from Detroit to LA, the stylised urban wasteland, morbid atmosphere and basic plot remain the same.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I highly recommend watching the original, instead of this dud.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 8, 2005
Vincent Perez is game, but he--nor anyone involved in this sloppy production--can erase the fond memories of the late Brandon Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Worst of the Crow franchise, which should have ended with Brandon Lee and the entertaining first film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
Looks pretty, but bad scripting makes this an incoherent sequel to the goth classic/
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
Fans of both O'Barr's source inspiration and Brandon Lee's initial embodiment may want to nit-pick, but this Crow has something to crow about.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Why didn't the producers save all the money they spent on these great sets and brilliant special effects for a script worthy of them?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The city of overacting, the city of bad writing and the city of truly dreadful sequels.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Utterly devoid of energy and shock value.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Little more than a subpar remake of the first outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Simanton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It verges on the misanthropic and necrophiliac; more in love with the absence of characters, their demise, than with flesh and blood.
Susan Lambert
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Despite poetic overtones, this film is a hack job--an overlit, underdirected, barely scripted longform music video celebrating violence and bastard amber gel.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A pseudo-spiritual rock video for the symbolically challenged.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
What really stymies this sequel is the lack of the melancholic air of loss and mourning that bolstered the cartoon histrionics of the original.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
This dark and brooding sequel is an absolute pain to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Suffice to say, when people think of the moribund, brooding Eric Draven, they think of Brandon Lee, and this sequel isn't going to change that one iota.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Substitutes brutal violence and gore for character development, probably hoping audiences won't notice what a confusing nightmare this whole mess really is.
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