Darkman Reviews

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October 8, 2020
The shadows grow longer, the edges wear sharper and the wounds run deeper than any superhero film at the time. It's a masterpiece of beauty, terror, heartbreak and excitement cobbled together through renegade means. Victor Frankenstein would approve.
August 23, 2018
One of Sam Raimi's best films...
November 9, 2017
a fun diversion that reminds us of how enjoyably loony the movies can be
January 8, 2016
Darkman still remains one of Sam Raimi's most ambitious projects to date and it's hard to do anything but admire the kind of lofty ambitions Raimi tosses at the screen with his self-created superhero crime thriller/dark comedy mash-up.
June 22, 2015
...comicbook slapstick and off-the-hook mania in a combination only previously seen in Evil Dead II.
May 1, 2014
Raimi, in 1990, made the best comic-book movie there ever was...
March 13, 2014
It's a fun, gruesome, and original revenge picture for horror and pulp fans alike...
February 25, 2014
As with most of Raimi's early work, the second-hand premise is an excuse for the director's movie-mad visual invention.
February 20, 2014
Darkman is funny, but it's no joke; it's the work of a man who underlines the conventions of adventure stories and horror because he enjoys them, and knows that even when rendered tongue-in-cheek, they're timeless.
February 20, 2014
Truly the overall film is quite good, but the audience will likely be moved to unintended laughter on occasion and the film is sometimes too surreally silly to truly feel as "dark" as Darkman.
February 18, 2014
Every bit as funny, thrilling, and darkly captivating as it was twenty-four years ago.
February 17, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] Anything a person could possibly want to know about "Darkman" will likely be found within Scream Factory's exhaustive release. Highly recommended.
February 17, 2014
Darkman is a bizarre little film that merges together horror, sci-fi, comedy, romance, drama, and action into one hell of an entertaining movie.
July 31, 2012
Bridging the gap between action and science fiction, Darkman was groundbreaking and ahead of its time.
September 7, 2011
July 8, 2010
The wild pulp adventure that prefigured Raimi's eventual direction of the Spider-Man franchise...If you've a taste for Hollywood-funded outr, Darkman is one of those rare films that fits the bill. [Blu-ray]
July 6, 2010
Raimi's $14-million project is a thrilling comic-book-style adventure that goes for the heart but uses romance and tragedy in lieu of an eight-inch blade.
June 10, 2010
Darkman remains a powerful picture, isolating a pitch of superhero sadness while amplifying the rest with a comforting church-bell clang of violence. A sly Bruce Campbell cameo is merely icing on the cake.
March 28, 2010
Raimi isn't effective with his actors, and the dialogue lacks smart menace, but his canny visual sense carries many a scene.
March 28, 2010
While the film hardly works as a dramatic whole, the director's gallop through the horror sub-genres is oddly entertaining, and some of the setpieces are truly inspired.
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