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Darkman Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
January 13, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The tone of the film abruptly shifts to tongue-in-cheek toward the end, damaging the feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
Christopher Null
October 24, 2002
One of the lamer superheroes in comic book and movie history.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 24, 2007
A wild ride in dumb escapist sci-fi hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Raimi's over-the-top filmic style tries too hard for cult movie status and becomes boring somewhere along the line. True cult movies are however born, not made, that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Darkman sustains mild interest throughout, but it never takes off, partly because a real-estate scam, gangland shootouts, city corruption and a love story clutter up the sad story of Westlake's strange mutation.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 6, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
J.C. Mašek III
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Simultaneously funny and thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
August 13, 2007
It's all very colorful and pulpy and (thanks to Raimi's mega-slick direction) a real treat for the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
FilmLand Empire
June 22, 2015
...comicbook slapstick and off-the-hook mania in a combination only previously seen in Evil Dead II.
Clint Morris
April 19, 2008
A wild and fun ride from Sam Raimi.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
It comes on exceptionally strong, sure of itself and its basic, primitive hold on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Raimi's flair for jazzy visual effects and extravagant action sequences, combined with direction that's full of punch and energy, makes this the best pop roller-coaster ride around.
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