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Spawn Reviews

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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.
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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-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
The nonsensical screenplay can barely stand-up to the hellzapoppin,' Beelzebubbin' effects mustered by first-time director Mark Dippe.
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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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
... an incoherent blitz of noise, chintzy special effects and bargain-basement allegory.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
There's no suspense, no emotional involvement with the characters, and the cynical, sophomoric storytelling is confusing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
... a nonstop bombardment that recalls Judge Dredd, but with better diction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
As a comic book, Spawn may be first rate, but, as a movie, it's a retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4