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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Brandon Lee
Ernie Hudson
Michael Wincott
Directors
Alex Proyas
Screenwriters
David J Schow
John Shirley
Running Time
101 minutes

EMPIRE ESSAY: The Crow
Star Brandon Lee perished during filming


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Plot
Eric Draven and his fiance are brutally murdered on Devil's Night, a night when the henchmen of crime-boss Top Dollar traditionally indulge in wanton acts of violence and arson. A crow brings Draven's restless soul back from the dead and he sets out to wreak revenge upon his killers.


Verdict
In all, it's a satisfyingly gloomy world-view, with no room at all for such fripparies as forgiveness or redemption. Never has overwhelming grief looked quite so, well, sexy.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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