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action & adventure, drama, horror, thrillers

Based on the ground-breaking DC/Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer," John Constantine, a modern-day mystic on a personal quest to send demons hiding on Earth back to Hell.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
5 out of 5
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
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Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5

Visuals and attitude -- not for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has extensive, intense, and graphic peril and violence, disturbing images, and suicides. Characters are injured and killed. There is some strong language, though less than in many R-rated movies. Characters drink, and a character is a chain smoker and is dying of lung cancer. Some viewers may be concerned about the portrayal of theological concepts, clergy members, angels, and demons.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about their own notions of heaven and hell and free will. What matters most to John? To Angela? To Midnite?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 9
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The prime conceit of the movie is its gallows humor that seeps out like clotting blood from a decomposing corpse.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It's just sad that a movie ostensibly based on a frequently intelligent comic book should end up a no-brainer.

- Daniel Etherington, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Borderline incoherent, theologically unsatisfying, and short to the point of dwarfism on suspense.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

What do you figure the chances are for my last two movies to both feature automatic crucifix firearms? Well, I watched this piece of Hollywood blasphemy just before dropping Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain. Hmm..., maybe there is a God.

- brooklynspo, Tuesday, July 31, 2007

4 stars

I loved this movie. A-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 stars

While this in no way resembles the true spirit of the Hellblazer comics, I'll admit that i've always been a pretty big fan of this. Keanu Reeves might not be the John Constantine that you're used to, but he gives a really strong performance and interesting take on the character. He's like the American, slightly more sympathetic and good-natured version. Tilda Swinton's Gabriel was probably one of my favorite part, she was just ridiculously cool and made the character so much more dynamic and powerful. With great supporting roles like Shia LaBeouf, Peter Stormare and Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnight, it's really hard to not appreciate the surprisingly great acting for an early comic book adaption. While some of the concepts being dealt with might be odd and silly, the execution is so perfect that it works. Visually, Constantine is pretty much a flawless movie. It manages to get down a gothic style for LA that really sets a proper atmosphere for the subject matter. While it's not Hellblazer, it's still a great movie in its own right and incredibly fun.

- ythelastman89, Monday, May 16, 2011