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Spawn Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
The film gives you the pleasurably junky sensation of living inside an apocalyptic videogame.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Spawn is a far from perfect movie, but interesting enough to make me look forward to the inevitable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Karen Achenbach
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The movie belongs to Jai White, whose eyes, voice and movements lock the audience into his heart and struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
It didn't reach the heights of my personal favorite comic adaptation, The Crow, but it wasn't directed by Schumacher either, that's for damn sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
As a visual experience, Spawn is unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
A movie where style and pacing are given center stage. The style is comic book and the pacing is fast, fast, fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2016
This barely coherent hunk of junk is like a cheap horror film with only a suggestion of the grisliness that appeals to fans of cheap horror films.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 12, 2012
Has aged about as well as a banana in the sweltering sun...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 8, 2012
As a movie, 'Spawn' can't make up its mind what it wants to be any more than its protagonist knows who he is or what he wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

July 12, 2010
What it doesn't have is much of a plot.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
July 12, 2010
It's simply a parade of toys and tricks, without a jot of playfulness, knowing humour or campery to endear itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 12, 2010
Most of the rest of the cast suffocates beneath mountains of special-effects makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
A moodily malevolent, anything-goes revenge fantasy that relies more upon special visual and digitally animated effects for its intended appeal than any comics-derived sci-fier to date.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
The movie definitely lost something in the translation.
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 26, 2007
This hopelessly redundant action gross-out aspires to a form of hip vacuousness -- and may achieve it.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Dippé, an old SFX hand, needs to think about how to tell a story.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 7, 2004
A would-be cult film carefully constructed from parts of other cult films.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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