88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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80

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.
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80

Empire

By Adam Smith
Style over content, sure, but what style.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
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.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The vision of director Alex Proyas lifts this film above its sad history.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Stephen Hunter
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.
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70

The New York Times

By Caryn James
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.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
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.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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71 out of 100
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