THE CROW (1994)

 

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Brandon Lee would have been a certifiable action star after this flick had he survived the tragic on-set accident. This film is one of the first American productions to adopt the Hong Kong action formula of heavy gunfights and double-fisted .45?s. Lee puts in a performance that is much more than battles and boomslang though. He has a sensitivity that shines through every quiet moment of the film. Michael Wincott and Ernie Hudson also put in solid performances. Alex Proyas created a stunning film, something he would unfortunately do only once more in his career (DARK CITY), nothing else he has done works for me. We have THE CROW though, and its tough as nails.

 

 

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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