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The Shadow

action & adventure

Alec Baldwin stars as the crime-fighting superhero who battles his most dangerous nemesis yet in this thriller with incredible special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre!

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Despite similarities as a vigilante creature of the night, however, the Shadow -- a character that enjoyed its greatest success in radio after being created in pulp novels -- lacks the visceral appeal of Batman and won't strike the same chord.

- Brian Lowry, Variety, Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Fresh: It offers a diverting, nostalgic retreat to the innocent days when crime fighting was a pleasant, rich man's hobby.

- Caryn James, New York Times, Monday, August 30, 2004

Rotten: Baldwin's low-key performance lacks charisma, Lone alternates between lip-smacking villainy and camp humour, and Miller is chiefly a clothes-horse for a series of slinky '30s frocks.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

2 stars

terrible but fun

- sanjurosamurai, Friday, January 26, 2007

3 stars

A little known character is given the big screen treatment in a very Indiana Jones-ish action adventure. I rather enjoyed it's irreverant humour and saturday morning serial feel...and Russel (Highlander) Mulcahy keeps everything cracking along at a fair pace. Some marvellous production design too.

- garyX, Thursday, December 28, 2006

2 stars

One of those movies that gets worse with each viewing.

- mjgildea, Tuesday, November 28, 2006