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The Crow Reviews

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December 7, 2017
Luridly lit, jumpily edited and searingly scored, the film is little more than an extended pop video, the thin plot an excuse for an orgy of destruction and vengeful violence.
July 30, 2007
Simply more of the same gritty superhero nonsense that appeals to depressed 15-year-old boys. And it's not done all that well, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2002
I liked Lee in the title role. He just deserved to be in a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2013
This lurid thriller is long on nasty shocks but short on spontaneity, intelligence, and good acting.
January 1, 2000
[The] film is much more interesting visually than in story, which is merely a superficial excuse for the violent dispatching of bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A paper thin story supporting a lot of rain and moody lighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 12, 2008
It succeeds in bringing O'Barr's comic-book vision to life, but there's little else going on behind the graphic razzle-dazzle and the moody, ominous soundtrack.
July 7, 2010
If The Crow is forgettable entertainment, it can stand as an eerie epitaph for an actor who looked like he was on the way to better things.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 10, 2013
The Crow also runs a huge villain deficit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2010
[Features] a heartfelt romantic core and some handsome, acrobatic action sequences that do justice to Lee's undoubted martial mastery.
May 23, 2020
From heartbreak, rage, pain, love, and even brief moments of humor, Brandon Lee brings all the pathos to the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2018
Unlike many comic-book heroes, Eric Draven is no wiseguy. Nor does he don a balletic costume of capes, tights, boots, etc. A line in the screenplay by David J. Schow and John Shirley describes him aptly: "the mime from hell.''
September 25, 2019
The Crow is so stylish and so particularly of its time, it's kind of impossible to resist its charms, even when acknowledging how downright ludicrous most of what happens actually is.
August 28, 2019
The movie is very interesting, it's very funny, and again, it presents two experiences: The movie and the soundtrack alone. These two experiences are good, and when they are put together it is even better. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2013
A stylized revenge fantasy of dark beauty.
January 1, 2000
It is a stunning work of visual style - the best version of a comic book universe I've seen - and Brandon Lee clearly demonstrates in it that he might have become an action star, had he lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Crow allows no room for the viewer to take a breath, as it blazes with breakneck speed from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2013
Alex Proyas's pulp revenge fantasy, based on a comic-book saga by James O'Barr, is dark, moody, and seductively overwrought; it's an amazingly pure expression of morbid adolescent romanticism.
July 27, 2002
Follows an entirely predictable path, but does so with style and intensity.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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