“In No Way The Best Superhero Film, Daredevil Is A Film With Flaws A Plenty But Still A Content Worth Watching.”
“A Man Blinded By Toxic Waste Which Also Enhanced His Remaining Senses Fights Crime As An Acrobatic Martial Arts Superhero.”
“Its Not The Worst Superhero Movie Just Not The Best.”
“A Film That Falls Short Of Its Acrobatic Skills Which Absolutely Needs To Be Brought To Life!”
“Blind Man Tell No Tales.”
“You Dare Again Afflick”
“I Will Say......”
“ One Of Best Super Hero Movies Ever Made!”
“A Dark And Gritty Comic Book Film That Isn't For Kids-just The Way Daredevil Should Be”
“Director's Cut Is SUPERIOR In Every Way.”
“Overall A Pretty Good Movie, Deserves Better Fight Scenes.”
“This Was A Alright Movie But Was Not Takin Seriously By The People Who Produced It.”
“Not Too Shabby...”
“A Comic Book Based Film That Isn't Afraid To Appeal To Adults.”
“The Darkest Comic Book Movie Since Batman Returns.”
Daredevil, in this movie at least, is little more than a hollow clone of Batman and Spider-Man, with far less idiosyncrasy than either.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Second-rate and ordinary.
Elvis Mitchell - New York Times
Unconvincing touches aside, it's exhilarating stuff showing the kind of darkness Tim Burton once shed on the Batman legend.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
There'll be plenty of ragging to go around once audiences get a dose of the dullest live-action comic strip on record, one that lacks even an interesting villain.
Mike Clark - USA Today
Perfectly satisfactory without being deeply satisfying.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Daredevil doesn't take a single dare.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
Too hollow and pedestrian to dramatize the conflict between its hero's vigilante streak and his moral straits imaginatively.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
The numerous fight scenes have been filmed in Confuse-o-Rama, a headache-inducing technique that mixes a dozen too many cuts per minute, projectile P.O.V., and intermittent glimpses of the hero's sonar sensorium.
Ed Park - Village Voice
The best Marvel movie to date.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
A dull waste of a compelling comic-book character.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
A well-crafted introductory course.
Ricardo Baca - Denver Post
The movie is actually pretty good.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Daredevil is slick, expensive and filled with good-looking actors flexing muscles, but once it grabs our attention it doesn't really reward it.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
[A] dull actioner.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
After sundry Batmans and last summer's Spider-Man, the comic-book formula of childhood loss, filial revenge, and freakish physical prowess doesn't seem all that fresh anymore.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Completely devoid of subtlety or sense, the film is a series of bad scenes connected by empty characters, most of whom seem like leftovers from scripts abandoned long ago.
Tom Long - Detroit News
A pretender in the realm of bona fide superheroes.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
The flick misses the bull's-eye by such a length that nobody except hard-core fanboys and leather fetishists will be panting for the sequel promised at the end.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
The action almost never stops, which is both Daredevil's biggest asset and its greatest shortcoming.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
Even in February, it feels like the worst movie of the year.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
Not woeful, not wonderful, merely watchable.
- Globe and Mail
The maroon couch-suit is kind of cool and it's fun to watch him suck face with Jennifer Garner. But in the end, Ben Affleck can't make us forget that other red-costumed New York superhero.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Kind of lousy.
David Edelstein - Slate
Sometimes, you can tell when parts of a movie have been left on the cutting room floor, and that's the case with Daredevil.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A collection of false starts interrupted by an awful lot of angst-ridden contemplation, the picture serves up soul-searching gush with scant pulse-pounding rush.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Daredevil isn't laugh-out -loud lousy, it's something worse: deeply, depressingly average.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
While Daredevils' title role proves to be a snug fit for Ben Affleck, the movie itself sags in all the wrong places.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
For all its cliches, it has a cracking third act, helped by doses of 15-rated violence.
Matthew De Abaitua - Film4
there's a lot to like here and a comic film more people should give another chance.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
Superhero is darker, more violent than Spiderman.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
The film is impressively dark and gritty, but the melodrama and Daredevil's relationship with woman warrior Elektra are labored.
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Justice may be blind, but the only enjoyment to be had out of this is to be blind drunk.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Torn between moody grandiosity and cartoonish mayhem, Daredevil tries to have it both ways, and succeeds at neither.
David Ansen - Newsweek
Lo and behold, this is a superior movie.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
It may not have the heart of Superman, the charm of Spider-Man or the thrills of X-Men, but Daredevil is an engaging B movie in the tradition of good Saturday afternoon entertainment.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Affleck's lanky, offhand softness hardly suits the superheroic archetype...[but] The R-rated Director's Cut...deserves an extra half-star. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
I enjoyed Daredevil while it lasted, but ... very little of it has stayed with me.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A disappointment at nearly every turn.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
There are enough strong moments to guarantee a good night out.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
It's not bad so much as it is disposable and forgettable.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Convincing in the physical demands of the role, Affleck persuades us of the pain of sightlessness and supersensitive hearing, although writer/director Johnson's scrappy construction fails him and everyone else as the showdown approaches.
Trevor Johnston - Time Out
The shame of this mess of a movie is that it could have been quite good.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
James Verniere - Boston Herald
It is Colin Farrell as villainous Bullseye who steals the show.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
A faithful translation of the character and one of his more memorable tales on the page; it satisfies as an adventure and as a more intimate story.
Michael Dequina - Movie Poop Shoot
Du cinema prefabrique qui donne envie de revoir Hulk et X2.
Louis-Jerome Cloutier - Panorama
The relationship between Murdock and Elektra could have made for an interesting film.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
Mark Steven Johnson has wisely paced his film with elaborately choreographed fight sequences and ingratiating dialogue.
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
This is the type of movie that Hollywood loves to make. No story, an inane script, no acting, people fly, loud noises, absurd special effects, lots of gratuitous violence.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Daredevil isn’t a masterpiece, but ... it’s worth a trip to the local multi-plex.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
Daredevil is not as sophisticated as X Men but is infinitely better than the bloated and overwrought Spiderman.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Even with [Colin] Farrell's inspired performance, Daredevil falls short.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Nothing like being a wallflower at your own party.
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
I soooo wanted to like this movie.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Ben Affleck as a superhero: isn't this inherently ill-conceived?
Andrew Manning - Radio Free Entertainment
Daredevil may lack the power of other superhero films, but it's still an entertaining ride for action-movie (and comic book) fans.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Not a Marvel masterpiece, but it's got enough star power and punch to make it a dare worth taking.
Terri Clark - Apollo Guide
Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson was an unlikely choice for a big-budget superhero feature like Daredevil," but he proved perfect for the job.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
Johnson renders the action scenes with kaleidoscopic drive pulsed by a terrific soundtrack and weakened by sometimes geeky CGI effects.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
Picking up a comic book that's pretty good but has about one-fourth of the panels incomplete is what it feels like watching Daredevil.
Nick Rogers - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
The film's plot takes the viewer on the trail of a love story with explosions and fight scenes that make emotion secondary.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
The film's spectacle outweighs the character or story elements that truly evoke audiences' attentions in the lasting or memorable ways that did the incipient franchises which no doubt inspired it. . .
Todd Gilchrist - FilmStew.com
The filmmakers may have been a bit too empathetic with Daredevil's disability, as it feels they made the movie with one blind eye.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
...so unrelentingly dark, its script so gloomy, and Affleck so determinedly vapid, the film falls flat and leaves a viewer not only uninspired at the end but rather depressed.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
The rooftops of New York seem to be overcrowded with superhero types because they keep on running into one another all the time...
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Heaven forbid that there should be a sequel to this.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Johnson hasn't decided if he's making an exuberant action movie or a drama, and veers awkwardly between the two.
Alexa Moses - Sydney Morning Herald
Gaunt and joyless.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
Boldly and brazenly larger-than-life, a rock-the-house popcorn flick propelled by thunderous waves of vengeful obsession and faux-operatic passion.
Joe Leydon - San Francisco Examiner
It certainly could have been a lot worse. It could have starred J-Lo as Elektra.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
'Daredevil esta plagada de accion, luchas cuerpo a cuerpo y grandes efectos especiales que la hacen bastante atractiva, incluso mejor en muchos aspectos que la sobrevalorada El Hombre Arana.'
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
Os fas do personagem podem ate apreciar a experiencia, mas os nao-iniciados certamente nao se sentirao compelidos a aguardar uma nova aventura do Homem Sem Medo.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
...pese a lo que diga el tagline del superheroe, da miedo de solo pensar que Affleck repita el rol en las secuelas...
Alex Ramirez - Cinenganos
[A} marriage of big brains, big brawn, and -- most happily -- big heart.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
Forget the fact it's a bad comic book adaptation--it's just a bad movie.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
The digital effects, including many of the fight scenes, are terrible -- TERRIBLE!!!
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
An unlikable and pretentious film that probably ranks as the most disappointing would-be blockbuster in years.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Conflicted heroes are nothing new.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Daredevil isn't a spectacular achievement by any means, but in lots of ways it finds the right notes and never fails to pique the interest of its viewers.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
'What kind of superhero can be rendered helpless by a loud noise?'
Paul Arendt - Teletext
Its choppy narrative and flashy MTV-style direction/editing can only be seen as a second rate Batman.
Paul Salfen - Supercala.com
The story of Daredevil might be recycled superhero cheese, but it plays by that formula and imagines a fully-realized, fully-drawn character. And you believe that Daredevil would indeed need some drugs to get through his day every once in a while.
Blake Davis - KFOR Channel 4 News
A solid, though not perfect, start to a possible screen franchise.
Michael Dequina - Film Threat
In Mark Steven Johnson's film DAREDEVIL, Ben Affleck may have the look to play the character but lacks the charm and the strength to carry the film
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
"Daredevil" is presented as a far more interesting character than the villains he fights... while Daredevil may not be the most famous comic book character in the Marvel universe, this film interpretation is in no danger of being mistaken for another Roge
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
It's like we're back in the Death Wish era but with leather and digital effects.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
It's pretty hollow at its core -- even for a comic book.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
...looks more like an ultra-athletic episode of Dark Shadows than your traditional superhero flick.
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
It's a grim, familiar place to be in an action movie -- thrilling to abuse and carnage. That Daredevil makes you pay for it, even a little, is to its credit.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
In his saggy, dull-red leather gear, Ben Affleck hangs on the screen like a forlorn biker who's lost his buddies in a bar brawl.
Anita Schmaltz - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Go into this movie expecting a fun romp, that's what you'll get. It's good vs. evil, with a very dark side, and hopefully will set the trend for action comic book films for the year.
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Unable to secure a good balance of character and plot, director [Mark Steven] Johnson ends up providing something that is at times exhilarating but more often tedious.
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
One gets the sneaking suspicion that Batman never would have embarrassed himself like this.
Nick Schager - Nitrate Online
A minor-league Marvel hero gets a big-star film treatment that will appeal to action junkies ... and leave a broader audience cold.
James Rocchi - Netflix
The movie has far less emotional weight than, say, Spider-Man.
John Powers - L.A. Weekly
It's a film that came dressed for the party but forgot how to party.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Daredevil is nothing more than a big train wreck of a film. Too bad those responsible for bringing it to theaters were not on the train when it derailed.
Josh Gilchrist - Billings Outpost (Montana)
Everything %u2013 but everything %u2013 happens in such a mind-numbingly by-the-numbers fashion that the Batman-ripoff ending is apt to generate not awe, but an outburst of, 'That's it?'
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Daredevil" is, first, for the fans of Stan Lee's oeuvre and, then, for superhero comic fans everywhere.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Although there's plenty to like in Daredevil, there's almost as much to dismiss.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
The first time we see Ben Affleck as Daredevil, he's high atop a church in Manhattan, looking beaten, bruised and woozy in the sort of lipstick-red leather bondage gear you'd expect to find on a cross-dresser...
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Daredevil has electric energy, a wickedly dark sense of humor, some ingenious fight scenes and that high-powered cast.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
Wow, I've been waiting for a remake of Batman Returns . Too bad it's so overblown and tame.
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
Matthew De Abaitua - FilmFour.com
Daredevil is stunted by its habit of reprocessing recent superhero blockbusters to the point where it has few distinctions of its own.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Marvel's 'DareDevil' falters, fails to meet high expectations
Kevin Fiddler - Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
In many ways, Daredevil is a bubbling pot of cliches.
Kevin Carr - Film Threat
it captures the milieu of the early Bill Everett-Joe Orlando comics, of smoky bars and rubbish-filled alleys where the dejecteds and degenerates of Hell's Kitchen ply their trades
D.K. Holm - DVDTalk.com
Hardly a reinvention of the wheel but, to its considerable credit, a good deal darker, more fun and robustly engaging than most movies of this ilk. Colin Farrell steals the show.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
Every rich girl really needs a room with sandbags randomly dropping as targets for your duel knives.
Danny Minton - KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
Daredevil is hardly daring.
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
...the stuff good comic books are made of...
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
It's far from perfect, but as a comic book-inspired film goes, it has remarkable integrity and a willingness to explore violence in a genre that tends to be so sanitized.
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com
Lack of commitment to a single overall tone is just one example of Daredevil's rather frantic attempt to touch numerous bases without getting too deep into anything.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Anyone familiar with movies like this doesn't need enhanced mind powers to recognize every event minutes before they happen.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Daredevil certainly belongs in the pantheon of comic book movies to get it just right.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
It's a classic case of the filmmakers trying to do too much, weaving too many characters into too many circumstances for any kind of satisfactory extrication to take place.
Wade Major - Boxoffice Magazine
Katrina Onstad - National Post
A crushing disappointment.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
A rare action movie that suffers when it has action scenes.
Collin Souter - eFilmCritic.com
Johnson's sensationalistic fantasy is surprisingly another arbitrary stunt-infested motion picture that has plenty of kinetic movement yet never really goes anywhere with its energizing format.
Frank Ochieng - TheWorldJournal.com
Simply put, Daredevil is horribly directed; the visual style ranges from derivative to ugly and the action sequences are often incoherent.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
If you're willing to forgive a few not so minor faults for the sake of some sizzle, you'll have a fairly good time.
Luanne Brown - Chico Enterprise-Record
[Colin] Farrell may only have about fifteen minutes of screen time, but he is easily the star of the movie, creating one of the best screen villains in quite some time.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
It's decent, but it's no Spider-Man or X-Men.
John Venable - Supercala.com
When Hollywood bakes a pulp pastry like Daredevil, the dough that rises isn't simply the budget. You can feel your mind becoming a sponge cake, so porous that air whistles through it like wind.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
For what it is and what it's supposed to be, it succeeds perfectly.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
This is a movie so underimagined, so corporate, so defensive, so dully determined to be like other profitable action-hero movies that it's almost impossible to believe it was ever attached to an original idea.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
A decent version of a comic book brought to the big screen with moments of gleaming intensity.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
With the appearance in movie theaters of Daredevil, we have now officially arrived at the bottom of the comic-book pile.
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
A comic-book movie made for fans by a fan, writer-director Mark Steven Johnson. The more familiar you are with the title character's history and the world of comics generally, the more you're likely to appreciate this retelling.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Affleck may be playing a blind man, but he adds no reaction or emotion to his blank stares.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Bottom line: Daredevil does entertain. The fight sequences and stunt work are first-rate, the film shows flashes of humor and for the most part ... the character remains true to his comic book source.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Not as entertaining, engaging or enjoyable as it should be.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
In terms of comparison to other screen adaptations of popular comic books, I'd put this film just below X-Men.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Time to give the Devil his due.
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com
...a fundamentally conservative venture that nevertheless should be able to furnish both fans and Philistines alike a few moments of genuine, if shallow, pleasure.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Once more, the printed page provides more emotional and visceral satisfaction than the big screen.
Robert Wilonsky - Dallas Observer
In the end, the film's faults don't necessarily outweigh its triumphs. Instead, you feel like you've been cheated out of a really good time simply because the filmmaker's didn't have the guts to try something new.
James Hill - BET.com
The good stuff, which if it were to be scientifically measured might slightly outweigh the bad.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
When it comes to grading this movie, D is indeed for Daredevil.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
Though not as upbeat and entertaining as Spider-Man, Daredevil offers shadowy charms, including eye-popping visual effects and memorable villains.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Daredevil does not come close to Spider-Man.
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
[Enough] to keep the kids from getting into mischief while they wait for the Matrix sequels or The Hulk.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
Plays closer to the Joel Schumacher campy sequel Batman & Robin: convoluted, junky and obsessed with form-fitting leather costumes.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
Not nearly as bad as dire predictions and word of mouth would have us believe.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
While it isn't quite on par with the 2002 hit Spider-Man, Daredevil is still a solid piece of cinema.
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Adaptation de bande-dessinee acceptable, DAREDEVIL presente quelques defauts agacants qui l'empechent de s'elever au rang de SPIDER-MAN.
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
Has a sense of humor, atmospheric visuals and a romance that works better than these men-in-tights romances usually do.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Daredevil has a rare quality for a film based on a comic book -- it's boring.
Boo Allen - Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Rather than lay on the expository detail, Daredevil focuses on character development.
Todd Anthony - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
For all its initial originality, Daredevil eventually smacks of more calculation than the Batman series.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
This Daredevil doesn't take any risks.
- E! Online
- Baltimore Sun
Affleck is generally up to the task at hand, even with some dialogue that verges on cheap melodrama.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
Daredevil morphs another Marvel character into a live-action feature film that will please devotees of the comic book and new fans alike.
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics.
Todd R. Ramlow - PopMatters
Beyond geeks and adolescents, anyone wandering into the multiplex out of the cold might find this Spider-Man/Batman hybrid a little too familiar and bordering on derivative.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A larger-than-life action melodrama, it makes clear that superhero films are the next evolutionary generation of action movies.
Frank Lovece - TV Guide's Movie Guide
How is a superhero going to protect Gotham . . . um, er, Hell's Kitchen if he can't even hang onto his own movie?
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Filled with enough action, romance and special effects to delight fans of fantasy flicks and, best of all, it moves at an admirable pace.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
It has the usual pop and zing of its ilk - the moody sets, the flashy edits, the elaborately choreographed fight scenes - but its underlying pulse draws it along in wholly unique ways.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
A 'Midnight Mayhem Movie' - they spend all their money on special effects and fight choreography to create these outrageous actions sequences and then stage them at night so you can't see the fighting.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
One of the biggest misfires in its genre since Godzilla.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Marvel's on a roll.
Mark Rahner - Seattle Times
Ten minutes into it, you won't need superhuman senses to realize it won't be a great movie.
Lisa Leigh Connors - Christian Science Monitor
Daredevil might have worked if Johnson had gone all out and made a truly adult superhero movie, embracing an R rating.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
Overall, this rendering of Daredevil is comparable to the character's eyesight: It effectively outlines the necessary information but never quite develops into a fully satisfying picture.
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
Not as good as 'Spider-Man,' but a solid entry in the super hero sweepstakes with a good story, decent action and charismatic actors in the leading roles.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Daredevil delivers the dramatic goods.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
If all you need is the most surface of surface, you might like Daredevil. If you choose to think about it for a second, you can't.
David Poland - Hot Button
If the women of The Hours were recruited to script an action movie, it would probably look and sound an awful lot like Daredevil -- and Puggsley and Wednesday Addams would be its biggest fans.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Lacks the relevance and depth of X-Men and the heartfelt charm of Spider-Man but delivers an exciting ride with tragic undertones.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
It captures the imaginative sparks that come out of comic readers' minds, urging them to turn page after page.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
The dialogue is dreadful, a stale sort of hokum that wouldn't make the cut at Marvel Comics.
John Anderson - Newsday
Chemistry is everything. Garner and Affleck don't have it with each other and Daredevil never quite has it with the audience.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
The fights are very good, but it is clear that that is where most of the creative energy went in this movie.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
broods like Batman, travels like Spiderman and dreams of vengeance while squatting with rooftop gargoyles like "The Crow's" Eric Draven
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
The gloom of Batman! The wiriness of Spider-Man! The croaking irritability of Charles Bronson! Daredevil provides all three! (And considerably less...)
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
For all its ambition, Daredevil can't overcome the fact that at its colorful center lies a perfect blank in a bad suit.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
It takes a serious lack of talent to render a blind character unsympathetic to his audience.
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Splashier than X-Men, better than Spider-man, Daredevil is a marvel. Each frame is packed with comic-book joy.
Gerry Shamray - Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
Ironically, the problem with 'Daredevil' is that it takes absolutely no risks...even when you're watching it for the first time, it feels like a movie you've already seen.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Sounds good on flimsy colored paper, but for a comic book adaptation to work onscreen there has to be decent scripting and A-list production values.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Aufmuth.com
Cut so frantically you'd think the studio chiefs were holding a pistol to the editor's head, Daredevil's 96 minutes feel compressed, rushed, and jumbled.
Tor Thorsen - Reel.com
In a pinch the picture will do. But if things really started to go bad, this wouldn't be the first superhero you'd call.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
If I want to watch a guy in a skin-tight suit, I'll summer on the beach in Rio.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
A grimly glam superhero tale that doesn't quite dare to hit the heights.
Steve Murray - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It is a superhero story to which they brought the superhero but not the story.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
For a lesson in how not to make a comic-book movie, look no further than this dull, derivative, sophomorically somber translation of Marvel's cult-hero strip.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
Colorful, cheesy and about as deep as the printed page of a comic book -- and that's just Ben Affleck's performance.
Dan Fazio - Citysearch
Has more laugh loud moments than some of what pass as Hollywood comedies right now.
Harry Guerin - RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
... Would be instantly forgettable if it weren't so spectacularly bad.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
The enticing semi-psychotic dark-side sexiness of Michael Keaton's Batman? Not for Ben. The square-jawed all-American nice-guy appeal of Christopher Reeve's Superman? Ben says Thanks but no.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
There are no awe-inspiring sequences to speak of, and lauded fight scenes - including Daredevil's anticipated confrontation with the Kingpin - are flat, poorly edited, and over before they begin.
Sean O'Connell - Filmcritic.com
So many things struck me with pleasure during Daredevil that I was both reminded of my days as a young moviegoer and how the seemingly same old game can still throw surprises at me.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
I'd thought Ben Affleck an odd cast for a superhero, but he plays the role of this blind "guardian devil" with great strength and vulnerability.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Earns points for recognizing Miller's contribution to the maturing of the comic medium in the early '80s, but washes out in the end as another "serious" comic-book flick (Road to Perdition, From Hell) that's fitfully interesting but ultimately empty.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
I surrendered to the sheer stupidity of it all and laughed both at, and with, the film.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
A colossal misfire, Daredevil is the Battlefield Earth of superhero films, which isn't surprising given its pairing of charisma-free actor Ben Affleck (Pearl Harbor) with saccharine writer/director Mark Steven Johnson (Simon Birch).
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
As he runs toward the tank of hazardous waste that will eventually splatter all over his face, his report card falls to the floor: straight A's (don't that beat all?!).
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
This film delivers lots of action, an intriguing back-story, two fun villains, a gorgeous love interest, a humorous side-kick and more.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Here's one situation in which being a cartoon character (like Colin Farrell's off-the-wall Bullseye) is a compliment. Absorbing, fun, and delightfully empty.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
...unremarkably routine...plays like a C-grade grad project for a night school course called Superhero Filmmaking 101.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
'Moody' and 'introspective' are simply not in Bennifer's arsenal; plus that leather-fetish superhero getup makes him look like the gimp from Pulp Fiction.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
...if Charles Bronson's Death Wish character had been a superhero, he would've been Daredevil.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Daredevil is a conflicted hero, a lost soul and like all great characters is richer thanks to his complexity.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
Spectacular set-piece shunts spectacular set-piece, without a strong narrative arc to hook the viewer.
Nev Pierce - BBC
The problem with Daredevil is, regardless of the glut of PR hype, Affleck doesn't have sexual charisma. He can't hold the screen - with or without the mask.
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
It looks like Marvel's invasion of the 21st Century will continue for quite some time.
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
If it's a human hero you want, one we recognize in ourselves, one who bleeds and who hurts and who loves and who dares to face a dark world without fear, then Daredevil delivers.
Moriarty - Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews