“"It Can't Rain All The Time!"”
“Buildings Burn... People Die... But Real Love Is Forever.”
“A Tradgic Love Tale With Justice.”
“Can't Rain All The Time”
“Best Film Of Our Time *****”
“A Whole Jolly Club With Jolly Pirate Nicknames!”
“The Crow Soars!”
“I Believe That The Crow Is One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made. Great Acting, Great Directing, Great Music, And Great Plot Makes The Movie Such A Classic For Our Generation. ”
If The Crow is forgettable entertainment, it can stand as an eerie epitaph for an actor who looked like he was on the way to better things.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
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.
Caryn James - New York Times
If he had to die so soon, this movie is the best and most appropriate sendoff Lee could have hoped for.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
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.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
A seamless, pulsating, dazzlingly visual revenge fantasy that stands as one of the most effective live-actioners ever derived from a comic strip.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
The Crow allows no room for the viewer to take a breath, as it blazes with breakneck speed from scene to scene.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Lee is sensational on all counts in a final performance that brims over with athleticism and ardor.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
The Crow is a visually immersive, emotionally wrought comic adaptation and one of the best gothic tales ever made.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
[Features] a heartfelt romantic core and some handsome, acrobatic action sequences that do justice to Lee's undoubted martial mastery.
Style over content, sure, but what style...
Adam Smith - Empire Magazine
It succeeds in bringing O'Barr's comic-book vision to life, but there's little else going on behind the graphic razzle-dazzle and the moody, ominous soundtrack.
David Ansen - Newsweek
Simply more of the same gritty superhero nonsense that appeals to depressed 15-year-old boys. And it's not done all that well, either.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A gorgeous black valentine that captures the essence of adolescent misery, coupled with a wildly romantic vision of the power of pure love to overcome all obstacles -- even the grave.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Visually, it's a treat; characterisation is sharp, particularly the nicely defined villains; and the action scenes, though soft-pedalled, still pack a satisfying crunch.
- Time Out
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
One of the most stunning, yet haunting, films ever made
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Andy Klein - Los Angeles CityBeat
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A compelling exercise in style over substance.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Lee's death gives the film an eerie feel it never earns.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
Totally dated, totally terrific. "Darker-than-thou" types should stay to listen to Jane over the end credits
Gregory Weinkauf - New Times
Certainly overwrought, but its images have a surprising durability.
Nick Davis - Nick's Flick Picks
It packs a significant punch, grabbing you right away and never really letting go -- even when it descends into predictable action-caper cliches.
Neil Martin - Palo Alto Weekly
A spectacular-looking new film that sets new standards for visual style.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
The film that killed and immortalized its star still holds up quite well . . . I doubt (Lee) would have been so fondly recalled had he died on the set of Laser Mission.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
A testament to the lost potential of the late Brandon Lee.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
I liked Lee in the title role. He just deserved to be in a better film.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Follows an entirely predictable path, but does so with style and intensity.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Everything you ever wanted in a mindless revenge flick.
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
[The] film is much more interesting visually than in story, which is merely a superficial excuse for the violent dispatching of bad guys.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
A paper thin story supporting a lot of rain and moody lighting.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
[Proyas] employed a lot of talent in order to make this film heavy with the dark atmosphere of gritty, rainy megalopolis without hope for its inhabitans.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Bursting with startling images, eclectic staging, and gorgeous neo-gothic set design...it looks and feels truer to its roots than any dozen Batmans or Dick Tracys.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle