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Darkman Reviews

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January 19, 2018
Not much good even as an ironic pastiche. Switched off.
January 17, 2018
Often overlooked this is a great comic book movie. A very witty and entertaining movie.
½ January 1, 2018
So extremely fun and insteresting movie. Love it. Saw it online. And after doing that i bought an bluray copy just because its that good. <3
October 27, 2017
Watched it in the Summer of 2016. Loved it! Although it seems like a cheesy superhero film, it still standsalone in a strange unique way. Love Darkman.
October 2, 2017
Without starting off in the comic books, this is done well and the ending you don't anticipate on the anti-outcome, so to speak. 3 1/4 if it were possible.
½ September 10, 2017
Tim Burton's Batman made such an impression in the late 80's that another dark knight had to be done, and it sure was - nearly the same way. Dark Man had the slum version of the Batcave, similar music composition (which by the way was composed by Batman's own - Danny Elfman) and bandages for an evasive mask. However, there was something indeed different about this character, quite possibly more innovative then that of the cape crusader. The way he eliminated his enemies, how he continued with his love affair and how he overcame it all without any fancy gadgets.
½ September 7, 2017
Liam Neeson is the star attraction in this film, which shows the limitations of its time and budget. Good plot and action sequences help move it along. Not afraid to be "dark" at times it has an edge to it that is not often bettered.
August 16, 2017
With a Raimi film you expect madness with a campy tone -- you get it here. The main plot of a scientist gone mad in his quest for revenge after he is left for dead is an interesting one, and the way it's used to create a comic book character from the ground up is admirable, but the abundance of side plots and a lack of focused narrative makes this a somewhat messy film. That being said, Raimi's eccentric visuals and thrilling action sequences, combined with Danny Elfman's fantastic score, elevate this to above average and make it a decently entertaining and, quite frankly, very unique watch.
July 22, 2017
"Oh Liam. What were you thinking"
My Wife 2017
June 24, 2017
Now very dated looking superhero movie with a lousy script but some deft directing and camera work and a terrific helicopter chase.
June 15, 2017
Loved it! Liam Neeson was hilarious and perfect for the role! A flawed superhero with a heart of gold. Superb job done by Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand makes a formidable villain. Loved the circus part when Neeson plays the baseball game and gets gets mad when he doesn't get a prize, "here take the freaking pink elephant" hilarious lol! Five stars bravo!
½ June 3, 2017
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Sadly enough 2 & 3 are even worse
May 6, 2017
Liam Neeson does well in his role, but the movie contained many elements that seemed unrealistic.
½ April 9, 2017
This film has some cool visuals and interesting make up effects, unfortunately even the powerhouse cast can't save this overwrought horror flick. Sam Raimi's heavy handed direction only adds to the melodramatic acting. However, despite all its shortcomings it still makes for diverting entertainment on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
½ March 29, 2017
Liam Neeson is a good action star!
January 31, 2017
It's good movie to watch
October 8, 2016
The cool thing about Darkman it is a classified a superhero film without being based on a comic book, it feels like it could have been.
Liam Neeson does a great job playing a well-mannered and good man, who is utterly and completely losing his s#it.
The movie's got a great style to it, it's dark, kinda bizarre, and kinda comical (This does have the same director as The Evil Dead trilogy)
With some great music from Danny Elfman, who also did the score for Burton's Batman movies
August 7, 2016
everything you love qbout Raimi in an action movie
½ August 5, 2016
Liam NEESON stars convincingly in this well-balanced movie with an interesting take on the revenge theme.
Super Reviewer
½ June 20, 2016
Cheesy, low-budget schlock, Darkman is a C-list superhero film from writer/director Sam Raimi. After being horribly disfigured when his lab is destroyed by a crime lord, Dr. Peyton Westlake used his synthetic skin grafting equipment to disguise himself in order infiltrate the crime gang and get his revenge. The pilot is extremely convoluted and doesn't really make a lot of sense. And Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand are horribly miscast, delivering excruciatingly bad performances. The sets and special effects are also poorly done, and look incredibly cheap. The one saving grace is Danny Elfman's sweeping score, but there's only so much that a score can do. A convoluted mess, Darkman fails miserable.
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