• The Crow (1994)

The Crow

Release Date: June 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 1998

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.

Cast: Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, David Patrick Kelly, Angel David, Rochelle Davis, Bai Ling, Laurence Mason

Director: Alex Proyas

Genres: Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Miramax Films, Crowvision Inc.

Distributors: Summit Entertainment, Miramax Films, Buena Vista Home Video (BVHV)

Keywords: Emotional, Police officer, Murder, Friend, Quest, Intense, 1990s, Revenge, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia 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 EbertChicago 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 WilmingtonChicago 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

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