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While Ben Affleck fits the role and the story is sporadically interesting, Daredevil is ultimately a dull, brooding origin story that fails to bring anything new to the genre. Read critic reviews

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Attorney Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) is blind, but his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, Murdock represents the downtrodden. At night, he is Daredevil, a masked vigilante, a relentless avenger of justice. When Wilson Fisk (Michael Clarke Duncan) hires Bullseye (Colin Farrell) to kill Daredevil, Murdock must rely on his own senses and search out the conspirators against justice -- which may include his own girlfriend, Elektra (Jennifer Garner).

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Ben Affleck
Matt Murdock, Daredevil
Jennifer Garner
Elektra Natchios
Michael Clarke Duncan
William Fisk, Kingpin
Jon Favreau
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson
David Keith
Jack "The Devil" Murdock
Erick Avari
Nikolas Natchios
Paul Ben-Victor
Jose Quesada
Derrick O'Connor
Father Everett
Mark Steven Johnson
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Brian Helgeland
Writer (Screenplay)
Avi Arad
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Stan Lee
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Bernard Williams
Executive Producer
Ericson Core
Director of Photography
Barry Chusid
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  • Jun 20, 2016
    Notorious as one of the worst comic book films of the last 20 years and this film does not disappoint in living up to that reputation. Colin Farrell as Bullseye is just awful. The visuals are entertaining and it was an interesting (and smart) turn to change the Kingpin to a black actor, played by Michael Clarke Duncan who is probably the best part of the film. Elektra in this film is also pretty terrible. I'd avoid this one but if you just HAVE to watch it, pick up the Director's Cut. It doesn't make the movie amazing, but it is better than the theatrical cut.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2016
    There are good comicbook movies and there are bad comicbook movies. This movie definitely has its place among the worst of the worst. There are multiple things to hate about this movie, and not so many things to like. You can say that the movie is saved somehow by Colin Farrell's somewhat good performance, but everyone else in the movie looks like they are suffering from some decease. Ben Affleck looks like he doesn't want to be there and Jennifer Garner is totally miscast as Elektra. The movie has no charisma and the story is really weak in many different ways. You can't really see where the original script got lost in horrible storytelling or if the script was just bad from the very first draft. The action in the movie fails on many different levels, because you never really knows what's going on with the characters in the scenes. This movie is a failure on many different levels!
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2015
    Usually I don't enjoy superhero films but Daredevil was quite well done. It's got a good storyline (at least for the first half), good message, good acting. It was visually impressive. Sigh, why was Ben Affleck Daredevil... He was the last person I would consider for the role. The running time is also a little too long, could have been condensed. But otherwise Daredevil is an entertaining film.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    Daredevil gives its absolute best to avoid the cliches of Super Hero films in the past, and aims for the more dark routes of more recent films like The Punisher, The Punisher (2004), Punisher: War Zone, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity and Constantine, but it doesn't necessarily succeed. Before I go any further, I should state that their is a "Director's Cut" of this film out there in limited release, somewhere on the market. I've never been able to find a copy of this personally. I have how ever heard, that it features something like half an hour of extra footage and that viewers who panned the original will go for the much darker full version. However, given that I've never seen that film, I'll be reviewing the theatrical release, and any advances made in a Director's Cut will not apply in this post. If I do happen to ever come across this longer version, I'll be sure to put in a new review, or at the very least a footnote in this one, complete with a new rating. Bearing that in mind, here goes. What starts out with a wicked origin story, quickly delves into extreme lameness, Bullseye (above right, portrayed by Collin Farrell; Minority Report, S.W.A.T., In Bruges, Pride and Glory) being its only real saving grace in the latter half of the film. Michael Clark Duncan as Kingpin was kind of a silly, but perhaps could have been brought more forwards, and it would have resulted in a better role. Its main problem rises from the fact that it can't decide weather it has realism credibility or not. I may not have particularly loved Fantastic 4 or its sequel, but at least they knew what they were about. Basically, Ben Affleck (Chasing Amy, Dogma, Pearl Harbour, Armageddon, Clerks II, The Town) doesn't work as a Super Hero. I know he said he's a huge Marvel fan since childhood, he grew up with Daredevil and read every single issue. Well hey, more power to him, but that doesn't make you the right actor for the job (or for that matter, a good actor at all; personal opinion). Jennifer Garner (Juno, The Kingdom, Elektra, Pear Harbour, Dude Where's My Car, Alias) has the same problem, but to an even greater extreme; how they deemed it necessary to bring her back for her own full feature in Elektra I'll never know. Daredevil's not strictly speaking terrible, but after the slew of great Marvel films I've been through, I can't really find something about it to really save the film for me. 43% -Gimly
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