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…
Like Lost Highway, this film is one of those that I owned the soundtrack to without ever seeing the film. Unlike Lynch's gothic rockabilly noir, The Crow was not worth the wait. Much has been said about how this film indulges in adolescent angst sincerely, but rather than finding it endearing, I found it silly, laughable, ridiculous. Perhaps it's just 20 years of quasi-maturity or perhaps it's a distancing from the shallow subculture this spawned or perhaps it's just snobbery, but I could not take seriously the milquetoast (get it it's on the soundtrack) sub-teenage pathetics that pervade this film's aesthetics.
Mostly, this is drawn from the dialogue and performances, which combine into one long bad line delivery, with a…
According to my parents, they ended up seeing this film on their Honeymoon. I don't know why, but it's kinda cool knowing I may have been "made" (gross) during a showing of one of the most badass films ever made.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The limitations put on the production after the tragic on set accidental death of Brandon Lee. I believe it shaped the film from being an elaborate action filled dark fantasy. To a smaller scaled supernatural revenge story that a the center of it all at it's heart is a gothic story of undying love. That makes the film poetic for the most part.
The film is low budget, but doesn't feel that way.
It's a gothicallly designed revenge tale based on the independent comic by James O'Barr while the comic felt more punk. The film feels slick and cynical without a soul but seeking one and trying to convince you it has one in the meantime.
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Part of Hoop-Tober. Movie # 11.
Jim Halpert: "Dwight, what's your all-time favorite movie?"
Dwight Schrute: "...the crow..."
A dark, gothic, action-horror supernatural revenge movie... what could be better? The story is simple enough: Eric Draven( if you remove the D it becomes...raven!!!) and his fiancé are murdered in their apartment the night before Halloween by some thugs who want to start fires all over the city. A year later he is resurrected and starts to take revenge on his killers. The story takes no time to get going, about 20 minutes in and Eric's already wasted his first thug while quoting Edgar Allen Poe. It's pretty hardcore. At first I thought the story felt rushed, since there was no…
What to make of Alex Proyas? He's got the chops. He made Dark City. He has not been prolific, and what he has chosen to make on these rare occasions has not generally been reassuring for those who held high hopes for him.
It is understandable that he would be scarred and reluctant after this movie, which wasn't his first feature but was the first that anyone saw, and mostly through dumb bad luck (conspiracy theories persist) it got made at a far higher price than anyone would've agreed to.
So this makes for an early, heartfelt (at least so far as showcasing its star goes), and not entirely successful sort of dark superhero fantasy. Where it works is in…
50 FILMS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
Film 16-The Crow
It's not gonna be just horror on the road to 50 for Halloween but I will try to make sure the films that make the list have some sort of tie to the holiday or horror and The Crow does largely take place on the night before Halloween and the main Characters wedding was gonna be on that wonderful holiday.
The Crow is one of my all time favorite films, it's a beautiful Gothic tale of revenge and if you don't like that, it's one gritty bad ass action film to boot. The scene where Eric puts on the makeup and his costume that he will wear the rest of the film beats…
Eric Draven really did see some shit that made him turn white.
This has a suitably dark tone, a great story, a stellar final performance from Brandon Lee, striking imagery, and some excellent direction from Alex Proyas.
One of my favorite movies of all time. This movie is beautiful and dark. There are so many scenes in this movie that just are brilliantly shot and will leave you stunned. So sad that Brandon Lee died during the making of this. But what came from his death is one of the greatest movies ever made.
A movie I've seen more times than I can FIRE IT UP. Saw this when it was first in theaters (with my mom - who loved it) and I haven't seen it since 2010. It was almost like watching it for the first time.
What happened to Proyas? The Crow? Dark City? Brilliant.
It's a revenge movie. Could easily be a grindhouse flick. A thriller. A total '90s action staple. A gothic masterpiece. Comedic.
"What the crap?!"
"I feel like a little worm on a big fuckin' hook."
"What is this happy horseshit?"
"Onions make you fart... big time."
The Crow remains one of those nineties movies that's legacy suffered from sequels that tarnished its reputation. It didn't help that its star died during the production and the tragedy hung like a noose around its neck as it garnered as much publicity as the actual film did. That was a shame, both Brandon Lee's death and the stigma it carried with it detracted from what Alex Proyas had delivered, a stunningly crafted Gothic fantasy film with stylish visuals,a haunting score, and some terrific over-the-top performances by its support players. Michael Wincott, David Patrick Kelly, and the Coen's favourite Jon Polito give this an edgy feel reminiscent of a John Carpenter film. Brandon Lee would have been a huge star…
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