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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good sequel - if slightly gruesome!
The sequel to the '94 cult classic, sees another soul brought back to take his revenge. Ashe (Vincent Perez) and his son were murdered after witnessing something they shouldn't have. This time Ashe is aided not only by The Crow but also Sarah (Eric and Shelley's friend from the first film), who has had visions of him.
Again, it follows the same general theme as...
Published on 4 Jan 2004 by N. Oliver

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical dark moody revenge thriller
I can't remember the first crow film (been almost 10 years since I saw it) so I can't say how it compares to that.
Ashe is man who was murdered with son. Sarah a tattoo artist who, despite living in a very rough part of town still has her idealism intact. Jedah is the head of the criminal organisation that killed Ashe. At his side is a woman who has powers of her...
Published on 28 Jan 2005 by Francisco


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical dark moody revenge thriller, 28 Jan 2005
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Francisco "hifranc" (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
I can't remember the first crow film (been almost 10 years since I saw it) so I can't say how it compares to that.
Ashe is man who was murdered with son. Sarah a tattoo artist who, despite living in a very rough part of town still has her idealism intact. Jedah is the head of the criminal organisation that killed Ashe. At his side is a woman who has powers of her own.
Sarah starts having nightmares about Ashe's death. Strangely enough a crow is around when she's having them. When Ashe is resurrected Sarah becomes one of Ashe's guides.
Character development of the Ashe and Sarah is reasonable but the others are more or less cardboard cut out caricatures (with the possible exception of "Curve", one of Jedah's subordinates).
In the end the atmosphere is reminiscent of Daredevil but it's a lot bleaker in general outlook. In some places it goes overboard on depraved sex to show how terrible the members of the gang are.
It's an OK film but nothing brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good sequel - if slightly gruesome!, 4 Jan 2004
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N. Oliver ""pinky"" (barnstaple, devon) - See all my reviews
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The sequel to the '94 cult classic, sees another soul brought back to take his revenge. Ashe (Vincent Perez) and his son were murdered after witnessing something they shouldn't have. This time Ashe is aided not only by The Crow but also Sarah (Eric and Shelley's friend from the first film), who has had visions of him.
Again, it follows the same general theme as before - revenge and eternal love. Slightly more violent than the first, and we find out more about The Crow's power of resurrection.
Overall a good sequel - a wonderfully deranged performance from Iggy Pop as Curve (one of the murderer's) and a small cameo for Ian Dury as Sarah's friend Noah - all help to make this for an enjoyable, if slightly gruesome, movie.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars City Of Angels, 3 Aug 2002
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David Walker "Dragonperil" (sheffield, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
Although this film was assaulted straight away by critics and crow fans alike i think it was mostly ok. This film was not done justice in my opinion, The lack of Brandon Lee from the first film gave it bad write ups which is unfair. Complaints about how the film was a rehash of the first is also unfair, There's quite a limited way of showing how a man comes back from the dead to avenge his murder. The film in my opinion is a good attempt at bringing the Crow back. The film's downfall is however the fault of Miramax. The movie was edited to Make the main character Ashe Corven a nice guy, in the unedited version he was unkind and gave up on his mission, not allowing himself to rest in peace. Overall i liked this film. As in the previous Crow film the soundtrack does it justice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and value, but a terrible film!!, 28 April 2013
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Given it 5* for quality and value for money. The film itself is bad! terrible acting and story, an insult to the original film!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars CROW IN A HEADWIND, 1 April 2013
This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
This for me was A) a wasted opportunity and B) a bit of a disapointment.

Firstly in an attempt to defend it , having to follow the original , this flight was always going to get shot at BUT it does not help itself. There were some good scenes ( strip club being 1 - not for the reason you may think ) and the storyline had potential to pull different heart strings as this was a single dad and his son rather than fiancees.

The main reason in my personal opinion is the choice of lead NOT THE GREATEST, you can hardly understand him at times , he was actually better in scenes where he was not talking.

Another thing that bugs me is when they attempt to put in celebs who are not actors into films in this case IGGY POP , who you just want deaded asap.

Overall this is watchable but in conparison to the original NO MATCH.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does Not Soar Like the First Crow, 1 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
Many argue whether or not this film should be compared to the first movie, but for a concept as original as The Crow, it's impossible not to.

In this follow-up, Vincent Perez plays Ashe who along with his young son, accidently witnesses a murder on the street by a gang of thugs. To ensure there are no witnesses to the crime, they are then murdered by the gang & dumped in the river. A Crow resurrects Ashe from his watery grave to take his vengeance & leads him to Sarah (the child from the first movie who is now a young woman with psychic abilities and therefore knows of Ashe & his son's fate.) With her past experience with Eric Draven in the original, she paints Ashe up as the Crow & guides him through his quest.

Despite many of the film's flaws, Vincent Perez makes for an excellent crow character here; the brutality of his murder is amplified by his desperate pleas for mercy for his son & his absolute horror when he awakens from the dead & realises what has occurred. Where Brandon Lee dispatched the bad guys one by one with a satisfying coolness, this Crow brutally kills his victims with uncontrollable rage and it's refreshing to see such a justified anger in the character. And yet in one poignant scene, he weeps for his son showing the tender side of the man that once was. Perez carries all of this off in style & he is indeed the best aspect of the film.

However, there is little script development or subplot here as the Crow literally bounces from one killing to the next without regard for other characters, which is a pity as Mia Kirshner plays a mysterious Sarah whose character potential is left unexplored, while Richard Brooks completely overacts in the role of Judah, the big cheese this time. As for the gang, they're a bit goon-ish as opposed to the original but what the hell, Iggy Pop looks like he's having fun here.

The film is not terribly absorbing as it wraps itself up in Gothicism, masochism, sexual perversity & freakish spirituality but it over-emphasises on this environment & almost soils the film as a result.

Crow fans will love it but as a stand alone movie, well, it's a sequel vastly inferior to the original but then again, most sequels are.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New light, 13 April 2006
This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
So of the reviews have given this film a bad reputation yes we all know the first Crow film is and always will be awesome.

But people do not let that cloud your judgement to this film. This film is a view into the dark mind of what happens when a person becomes the crow it lets you see that crazy side the dark side.

The film is artistic and has a fantastic soundtrack, it is worth getting and watching because to be a fan of the crow films but rag about this one is a crime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Watch the original instead, 21 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
I loved The Crow, it was a fun revenge flick. I even enjoyed the third film, but this is a poor film. It follows the same pattern, the same basic story. A man and his son are murdered, he then returns to get his revenge.

The main bad guy doesn't really cut it (although he does play a better bad guy in Firefly, so I'll forgive him for that) and Iggy Pop is mildly amusing to watch strutting his stuff, but the film lacks any charm. The lead is faceless and brings nothing to the party There's no decent one-liners and the fights are a bit rubbish. And the ending must have sounded better in someone's head than it looked on film.

A pretty poor film, you should watch the original instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reaonable sequel, 23 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Crow - City Of Angels [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
A sequel that follows the original to a tee.

Once again a crow resserects a dead man to exact revenge on his killers.

Not even close to the original in terms of being a great comic book revenge movie, it does stillbhave a dark gothic style, some good action and has some pace.

The soundtrack is not as good, and the lead villian borders on the annoying.

Our lead played by Vincent Cazivel is passable but not a patch on Brandon Lee in the original.

Out of all the sequels so far this is the best follow up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 26 April 2014
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An oldie but goodie...we love this film and never tire of it, it's a shame that the second one didn't quite rate up to it. but this will blow you away if you've never seen it. a very dark film both in color and content...but give it a go!
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