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  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    If the arrival of The Crow - a visually dazzling and hyperkinetic action movie - is an occasion to mourn the loss of Lee, it is also ample reason to celebrate the protean gifts of its director, Alex Proyas. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The vision of director Alex Proyas lifts this film above its sad history. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Hunter Baltimore Sun

    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. show more

  • 80
    Adam Smith Empire

    Style over content, sure, but what style. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Lee's performance is by far the best thing about The Crow. Unfortunately, he's just good enough to make you wish that the movie had had a whisper of storytelling invention to go along with its showy visual design. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip. show more

  • 70
    Caryn James The New York Times

    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. show more

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