The Shadow Strikes Reviews

  • Dec 30, 2016

    This might as well have been a Saint or Lone Wolf film since it bears little resemblance to the books or radio show.

    This might as well have been a Saint or Lone Wolf film since it bears little resemblance to the books or radio show.

  • May 13, 2014

    5.5/10. Interesting curio and early entry into the low budget "The Shadow" series. Not too bad. The cinematography and editing could have been better, and there isn't much of a score. It is entertaining for the most part.

    5.5/10. Interesting curio and early entry into the low budget "The Shadow" series. Not too bad. The cinematography and editing could have been better, and there isn't much of a score. It is entertaining for the most part.

  • Jul 22, 2011

    Cute old mystery film with a stereotypical ending. Fun if you're a fan of the old radio drama.

    Cute old mystery film with a stereotypical ending. Fun if you're a fan of the old radio drama.

  • Jul 22, 2011

    Cute old mystery film with a stereotypical ending. Fun if you're a fan of the old radio drama.

    Cute old mystery film with a stereotypical ending. Fun if you're a fan of the old radio drama.

  • Aj V Super Reviewer
    Oct 08, 2010

    Another boring mystery about some villain called the Shadow, who doesn't even exist. Who cares? This movie is boring.

    Another boring mystery about some villain called the Shadow, who doesn't even exist. Who cares? This movie is boring.

  • Oct 20, 2008

    Shadow-in-name-only. Really dull attempt at making the Shadow come to life; as b-pictures go this is pretty boring.

    Shadow-in-name-only. Really dull attempt at making the Shadow come to life; as b-pictures go this is pretty boring.

  • Aug 26, 2008

    So, The Shadow isn't really in this film. Lamont Cranston goes undercover as some other guy, and then gets really talky. At barely over an hour, this movie is still forty-five minutes too long. It's in desperate need of a score and better actors, and maybe a judicious pruning of its scenes where guys stand around doing nothing.

    So, The Shadow isn't really in this film. Lamont Cranston goes undercover as some other guy, and then gets really talky. At barely over an hour, this movie is still forty-five minutes too long. It's in desperate need of a score and better actors, and maybe a judicious pruning of its scenes where guys stand around doing nothing.

  • Aug 26, 2008

    So, The Shadow isn't really in this film. Lamont Cranston goes undercover as some other guy, and then gets really talky. At barely over an hour, this movie is still forty-five minutes too long. It's in desperate need of a score and better actors, and maybe a judicious pruning of its scenes where guys stand around doing nothing.

    So, The Shadow isn't really in this film. Lamont Cranston goes undercover as some other guy, and then gets really talky. At barely over an hour, this movie is still forty-five minutes too long. It's in desperate need of a score and better actors, and maybe a judicious pruning of its scenes where guys stand around doing nothing.

  • Apr 06, 2008

    If you though the Baldwin version was bad, this is a desecration of a classic pulp character. The Shadow this ain't, this "Cranston" is a pudgy middle aged amateur sleuth who unravels what has to be the most boring plot in human history. Glacially slow, mindlessly yacky, and bland as a bowl of oatmeal.

    If you though the Baldwin version was bad, this is a desecration of a classic pulp character. The Shadow this ain't, this "Cranston" is a pudgy middle aged amateur sleuth who unravels what has to be the most boring plot in human history. Glacially slow, mindlessly yacky, and bland as a bowl of oatmeal.