Darkman Synopsis
Scarred scientist (Liam Neeson) uses 99-minute masks to trap gangsters.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film works because Raimi's motor-rhythmed pop sensibility was ready to take off in this movie, and does, in a series of wonderfully...
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The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
Darkman is funny, but it’s no joke; it’s the work of a man who underlines the conventions of adventure stories and horror because he enjoys...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Darkman is big, stupid and wonderful -- an absurd, grand-scale adventure and a vicious comedy rolled into one nasty, unpleasant,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What no plot summary of Darkman can provide is how much director Raimi ("The Evil Dead") brings to the party. In addition to giving us a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Darkman is a thrillingly demented pop spectacular: a grade-B movie made by a grade-A lunatic.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Cult director Sam Raimi has come a long way since giving us killer tree limbs in whichever (I've repressed it) Evil Dead pic had them. With...
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Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
What many American movies do well these days -- action, violence, hell-for-leather street spectacle -- Darkman does better. That may be...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
There are lively, compelling scenes, particularly in the first hour - Raimi has an indubitable talent for camp mayhem - but the picture...
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Miami Herald

There's just not much going on here once the plot finds its stride. It's goofy, and it's mean, but Darkman isn't nearly enough of either....
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The New York Times

By Caryn James
Darkman sustains mild interest throughout, but it never takes off, partly because a real-estate scam, gangland shootouts, city corruption...
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Darkman, Darkman, he can do what a Spiderman can't.

By randomskill
Movie Goers of the World...Unite! Go see Darkman! There is no cheezy CGI in THIS movie. It's all real, intense, and epic. The visual effects were stunning, and the cinematography was absoultely...

Darkman - Reel Quick!

By wtlasley
After being denied the movie rights to The Shadow, which would be brought to the big screen 4 years later (badly), Sam Raimi created this unique, pulpy, gruesome, and darkly funny superhero thriller....

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