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  • Summary: Eric Draven and his fiancĂ© are murdered on the eve of their Halloween wedding. Exactly one year after their deaths, Eric is risen from the grave by a mysterious crow to seek out his killers and force them to answer for their crimes. [Miramax Films]
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    Jun 4, 2014
    88
    The Crow imbues its comic brutalism with emotion and satire. Too raw and pulpy, it probably shouldn't be regarded as a memorial to Brandon Lee. But as an obsessive rock 'n' roll comic book movie shocker of loony intensity, it stands, or flies, by itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Desson Thomson
    Jun 4, 2014
    88
    If he had to die so soon, this movie is the best and most appropriate sendoff Lee could have hoped for.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 4, 2014
    88
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Hunter
    Jun 4, 2014
    75
    The Crow, the death-haunted, mega-violent, pulpy, vigorous final film of Brandon Lee, may not qualify as much of a monument to a lost life -- what film could? -- but it's a hell of a movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    Jun 4, 2014
    70
    It is a dark, lurid revenge fantasy and not the breakthrough, star-making movie some people have claimed. But it is a genre film of a high order, stylish and smooth.
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Jun 4, 2014
    67
    Brandon Lee's swan song is a kinetic, pounding, adrenalized feast for the senses, if not the psyche. Bursting with startling images, eclectic staging, and gorgeous neo-gothic set design.
  7. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Jun 4, 2014
    50
    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.

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  1. Aug 2, 2014
    10
    The Crow has astonishing action and a great performance from Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee's son. The Crow was the only movie that he made in 1994. The movie was based on a comic and it is an excellent
    action thriller. The story is very intriguing because it has a supernatural tone to it and the characters
    are well played. This is one of my favourite comic book movies and it deserved a lot more credit
    upon its release in 1994, A+.
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  2. Aug 7, 2014
    9
    Great comic book film! Very dark and very gritty! It's a shame that a great tragedy resulted from such a great film but at least Brandon Lee leaves us The Crow as his legacy! Expand

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