The Crow: City of Angels
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It is said that when a man dies wrongfully, a crow may bring him back to life to seek vengeance upon his killer. Like the first Crow, this revenge saga is set in a fantastical urban nightmare and is based upon the dark comic book stories of artist James O. Barr. The first film was set in a horrifying Detroit. The second is set in a similar version of Los Angeles. This time, the crow flies on behalf of Ashe, a motorcycle mechanic who was murdered along with his young son after they have witnessed a murder. After rising from the dead, Ashe dons the traditional black garb and funereal white… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even for teens hooked on the grandiloquence of death-metal masochism, the movie may seem closer to an endless Sunday in church."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Fans of both O'Barr's source inspiration and Brandon Lee's initial embodiment may want to nit-pick, but this Crow has something to crow about."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Memo to Edward R. Pressman: Gloomy Goth teens like the Romeo and Juliet stuff, not parental devotion from beyond the grave."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Worst of the Crow franchise, which should have ended with Brandon Lee and the entertaining first film."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"One of the year's most grueling cinematic ordeals."
‑ Scott Renshaw, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Stunningly awful."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The city of overacting, the city of bad writing and the city of truly dreadful sequels."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"I highly recommend watching the original, instead of this dud."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Looks pretty, but bad scripting makes this an incoherent sequel to the goth classic/"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"More than anything I've seen from Hollywood lately, City of Angels smacks baldly of product -- it's a movie with a lousy script but a great look."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"Although the setting has moved from Detroit to LA, the stylised urban wasteland, morbid atmosphere and basic plot remain the same."
‑ , Time Out
"It verges on the misanthropic and necrophiliac; more in love with the absence of characters, their demise, than with flesh and blood."
‑ Keith Simanton, Film.com
"Vincent Perez is game, but he--nor anyone involved in this sloppy production--can erase the fond memories of the late Brandon Lee."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Why didn't the producers save all the money they spent on these great sets and brilliant special effects for a script worthy of them?"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Despite poetic overtones, this film is a hack job--an overlit, underdirected, barely scripted longform music video celebrating violence and bastard amber gel."
‑ Susan Lambert, Boxoffice Magazine
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