The Crow (1994) Movie Review

The Crow – ABC Film Challenge – Comic Book Movies – C – The Crow – Movie Review


Director: Alex Proyas

Writer: David J Schow, John Shirley (Screenplay)

Writer: James O’Barr (Comic Book)


Plot: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.

Runtime: 1 Hour 42 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Crow starts when Eric (Lee) and his fiancée Shelly (Shinas) are killed by a ruthless gangster. Top Dollar (Wincott) and his men tortured and punished them for getting too close to their business. One year later Eric returns from the grave to avenge their deaths.

Eric goes in search of everyone involved in the murder, picking them off violently. Police officer Albrecht (Hudson) starts seeing the murders having a connection and looks to stop them. The two reluctantly work together to help clean up the streets riddled with crime.

Verdict on The Crow

The Crow is a crime thriller following a man that returns from the grave to avenge his fiancée and his own murder. He goes on a rampage to get even with everyone involved, clearing up the streets along the way.

This movie is known for the tragic events surrounding the death of Brandon Lee. When it comes to the story, it does everything you would imagine a comic book revenge movie would. It has the violent death and revenge from Eric. This does also offer something different from the other comic book movies of the time. We could easily get to talk about many parts of this movie and how it is shot beautifully despite having a dark colour to everything.

Final Thoughts The Crow is an excellent dark comic book movie.

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