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  • 15
  • Action, Crime
  • 1990
  • 91 mins

Darkman

Darkman

About

The inventiveness that so distinguished director Sam Raimi's low-budget The Evil Dead sadly seems to evaporate whenever he is given larger sums of money to play with. Neeson is the scientist who turns Darkman after intruders leave him for dead in his laboratory. His invention of a synthetic skin allows him to change appearance, albeit only briefly.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake
  • Director: Sam Raimi
  • Writer: Sam Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer, Joshua Goldin, Ivan Raimi, Daniel Goldin
  • Producer: Robert G Tapert, Daryl Kass
  • Photographer: Bill Pope

In a nutshell

Raimi doesn't seem to know what he is aiming at, but while the film hardly works as a dramatic whole, the director's gallop through the horror sub-genres is oddly entertaining, and some of the setpieces are truly inspired.

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