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Darkman


On a quest for revenge, the anti-hero known as Darkman (Liam Neeson) assumes alternate identities to fight his foes in this fast-paced action thriller from director Sam Raimi (Spiderman).

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    82%
  • Audience Score
    58%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    82%
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  • Audience

    58%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Darkman remains a powerful picture, isolating a pitch of superhero sadness while amplifying the rest with a comforting church-bell clang of violence. A sly Bruce Campbell cameo is merely icing on the cake.

- Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A wild and fun ride from Sam Raimi.

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The wild pulp adventure that prefigured Raimi's eventual direction of the Spider-Man franchise...If you've a taste for Hollywood-funded outr, Darkman is one of those rare films that fits the bill. Blu-ray]

- Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews, Thursday, July 8, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Probably my favorite 'alternative' superhero movie so far. It's Sam Raimi back when he was allowed to do his own thing, Batman mixed with The Phantom of the Opera in a noir comic book style, a cult classic. I love it. Like Evil Dead and Crimewave, Raimi does horror/thriller/action with a brilliant undercurrent of humour like no other director. It's cheesy and it's fun, not really what you expect from a horror/thriller but it's thoroughly entertaining and saddens me that films like this aren't made anymore. I'd watch this over Spiderman any day! Only gripe - not enough Bruce Campbell! http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/darkman-dir-sam-raimi-1990-probably-my.html

- SirPant, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

4 stars

Probably my favorite 'alternative' superhero movie so far. It's Sam Raimi back when he was allowed to do his own thing, Batman mixed with The Phantom of the Opera in a noir comic book style, a cult classic. I love it. Like Evil Dead and Crimewave, Raimi does horror/thriller/action with a brilliant undercurrent of humour like no other director. It's cheesy and it's fun, not really what you expect from a horror/thriller but it's thoroughly entertaining and saddens me that films like this aren't made anymore. I'd watch this over Spiderman any day! Only gripe - not enough Bruce Campbell! http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/darkman-dir-sam-raimi-1990-probably-my.html

- SirPant, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

4 stars

A classic revenge story that features some awesome Liam Neeson overacting. I think Darkman is an extremely interesting character. It sure does pack some awesome B-movie style punches due to Sam Raimi's great direction. The Bruce Campbell cameo is just the icing on the cake. Letter Grade: A-

- drcamyo, Thursday, June 7, 2012