Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Real love is forever.
Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
They're all dead. They just don't know it yet.
The Crow is not an easy film to love and defend as great. Not because there's anything wrong with it, but because of the douchebags that praise the film for all the wrong reasons. They are the type of people that cause others to hate this film. They're also the type of people that make others think twice about praising the film in public for fear of being grouped in with them.
I'm talking about those Emo bastards that "love" the film because the character of Eric Draven is SO relatable to them. He witnesses his fiancée being gang raped, beaten to death and then he himself gets shot…
A very good atmospheric dark comic book film. It's got a horror aspect blended with thrills and action to make a solid revenge film that's different from the rest.
A powerful dark stylish visual feast, stunning, yet haunting gothic comic book adaptation, and one of the best ever made(comic book adaptations). A story about love and revenge. Brandon Lee son of Bruce Lee, got accidentally shot dead in filming this. the soundtrack, the visuals are awesome, atmosphere of the city is fantastic, great directing. Love the cheesy lines and the entertaining bad guys. one of my favorite Action films of all time. Join the Cult.
The Crow is a dark/gothic take on the hero who is of supernatural origin. While some of the production values were cheap it’s still a memorable film. A film has to be more than special effects. This film has a brutal beginning with an overall theme of revenge. Brandon Lee’s final role was bittersweet since audiences were exposed to his phenomenal acting abilities. I still remember some of the lines from the movie even though it’s so old. “Mother is the name for God on the lips of all children.”
I’m not one of those people who wears black and dreams of razorblades. I enjoy a film for its emotional impact and that’s the center of the story. Our protagonist…
A recent LB review gave The Crow half a star and equated it to raver pants, oh the indignity! I was rightly outranged by the suggestion that this movie wasn't the timeless classic I remembered from my teens.
I will now locate this review and eat my metaphorical hat by reluctantly awarding a retrospective 'like'.
While not nearly as bad as that chap made out, the nineties nostalgia hit isn't enough to hide the fact that, in 2015, The Crow is simply not particularly entertaining. Its many problems; pompous dialogue, grimy colour scheme, endless strobe lighting and lack of decent action is offset by the excellent band of supporting character actors and cool grungy tunes. Brandon is a good choice…
Part action film, part horror film, Alex Proyas' "The Crow" is an engrossing genre mash-up that plays its gothic sensibilities to fully entertaining effect. A revenge story where the individual seeking vengeance has risen from the dead, the film is a dark fantasy that oozes cool and gritty style.
The plot, here, revolves around Brandon Lee's Eric Draven, a young man killed while defending his love from a gang of thugs. A year after his death, Draven awakens from the grave to hunt down those responsible for taking his life and that of his fiancee. Partnering with a local cop, Draven becomes a mysterious vigilante and a force for good.
The story provides a sturdy foundation for Proyas' film, but…
Brandon had such a career going
THIS FILM SAYS "IT CANT RAIN ALL THE TIME" EVEN THOUGH IT ACTUALLY RAINS ALL THE TIME IN IT.
WHAT THE FUCK
I had a friend that told me he felt that out of all the films released in the 90s that he could possibly think of that utterly defines the kind of style the earlier half of the decade possessed, it would be Alex Proyas’ graphic novel adaptation "The Crow". Not only is it a vigilante story with comic book imagery - but it is incorporated with a soundtrack of the grunge-alt that followed in the tracks of Kobain post-1991. But to say "The Crow" feels dated would not do justice to it - because while it does feel like a movie from a whole other mindset - the fact that it still works and adds an extra layer of the…
"It can't rain all the time..."
I could talk about The Crow all day - it's powerful, dark, visually-stunning, gritty, and beautiful. I don't even know how many times I've watched it anymore, and it's one of my favorite films of all time - at this point, it feels personal. If you need more convincing, here are my 5 reasons why I think you SHOULD watch (or re-watch) The Crow: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz3mobZRebA
With stylish direction from Alex Proyas, terrific performances (especially from the late Brandon Lee as the title character), striking Gothic visuals, good characters, and a fantastic atmosphere and soundtrack, The Crow isn't just a great action film but also a superb comic book adaptation and a powerful story of love and revenge.
caw caw! this movie is dark but not dark enough to not have a streetwise teenager who rides skateboards in the rain.
Saw this again in 35mm at The Astor in Melbourne, Australia.
It was a rough print, but suited the film perfectly, and the film surprisingly held up really well - it passed the test of time.
I remember thinking this was one of the coolest action movies as a kid though I'd never actually seen the whole movie. Unfortunately, despite it's cult following, this did not stand the test of time with it's sloppy script and editing.
The movie starts off with narration from a bad child actor about when people die, a crow will carry their soul to the other side or whatever. But every once in a while if the soul is sad, the crow brings it back to life so it can make things right? Then it cuts to a crime scene where our main character and his girlfriend are already dead. Apparently, they were brutally murdered by a gang. Fast forward (90s…
There are few - if any - greater experiences in life than seeing ones favourite film (or one of them anyway) projected on 35mm, with full digital sound, and in the ambience of a sprawling Art Deco theatre.
2015 swiftly becomes 1994 within the 1930's surrounds of St Kilda's beautiful Astor Theatre; and Alex Proyas' fabled gothic masterpiece - based on the classic graphic novel by Mike o'Barr - shines on the silver screen.
From the establishing panorama angling down over a fire ravaged gothic-fantasy-metropolis, all the way to the elegantly staged cathedral- top sword fight of the film's conclusion; Alex Proyas' atmospheric, darkly beautiful direction coupled with Brandon Lee's iconic portrayal of the tortured titular hero combine flawlessly to…
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