Hot stars Kirsten Dunst (BRING IT ON) and Eric Mabius (CRUEL INTENTIONS) star in THE CROW: SALVATION -- the third exciting motion picture in THE CROW legacy! Wrongly executed for the murder of his girlfriend, Alex Corvis (... more »Mabius) returns from the dead and sets out to find the real killer! Aided by his girlfriend's sister (Dunst) ... and under the guidance of the mysterious crow ... he unmasks a tangled web of corruption and deceit! Alex seeks not only retribution for his injustice, but redemption for the darkness in his soul!« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 4/24/2011...
The Crow series should have ended after the first film. Every sequel has been a pointless, cliche filled boring waste of time. This is a horrible movie. The simple fact is I've seen better made for network tv films from the 70s.
Andrew Estes | Maine | 09/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was (and still am) a big fan of the original "The Crow," but since it's sequel "The Crow: City Of Angels" failed to impress me, I never bothered with this installment, "The Crow: Salvation." However, I recently saw this available for purchase at a dirt cheap price, and seeing the lovely Kirsten Dunst on the cover (who I'll watch in anything), I figured what better time than now. Having now seen it, I can tell you that I made a mistake in ever passing it by. "Salvation" gets it right. Whereas the previous movie was a redundant remake of the original, this installment goes a bit darker and bit edgier. One thing's for sure, it's a lot meaner, even going further than the original did at times. The first 10 minutes alone contain so much dramatic impact that it could be a movie in itself. Right from the get-go, this movie sucks you in and grabs your attention. Without hardly any exposition, we manage to make an emotional connection and an investment in our main character, Alex Corvis (played by Eric Mabius).
Alex has just been wrongly executed for the murder of his girlfriend, the love of his life. Since this is a "Crow" movie, Alex gets to come back from the dead and find out who killed her, and why. With a little help from his good-guy lawyer (the only person who believed him all along) and the sister (played by Dunst) of his girlfriend, he tracks down the people involved in the murder, in an effort to find the one responsible. It plays out in typical fashion really. I'm not gonna say the movie is unpredictable. Quite the opposite. But the difference here is how intense the situation is. The actors all portray their characters very effectively and make us love them and hate them, just as much as we should. The story is engrossing, and moves along quite swiftly. The directing style is definitely the major thing that seperates this movie from it's predecessors. It's not as gritty of a film. It doesn't have the "noir" look that they had. Instead, it has a more David Fincher-esque style to it. A style that many people associate with MTV and music videos. Even still, it works in the movie's favor, making the experience (although the story may be familiar) feel like something a little more fresh. The only complaint I find in this movie is the way Alex dispatches the people responsible for his girlfriend's death. The deaths should have been a little more cathartic than they were. The average death in this movie involves a gun. Come on, these people are scum! They've earned bigger deaths than that...
"The Crow: Salvation" had me satisfied on all fronts. It was quick moving, entertaining, and very engrossing. It's a shame it went direct to video -- due to poor test screenings. Who the Hell attended these screenings? It's hardly a shallow movie, and it's very well made and professional looking. And to think, I almost never saw it! Just because "other people" (i.e. the "test screening" crowd and critcs) decided it was a bad film. Don't let that deter you from watching this movie. It's the perfect "Crow" sequel."
The Crow is back!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Worcester, Massachusetts United States | 03/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what to tell you, for whatever reason this movie only got a token release in theaters and that alone will turn a lot of people off of this movie, but I could find little fault in it. THe plot has Eric Mabius playing young Alex, a man framed for the death of his girlfriend who is executed by electrocution on the eve of his 21st birthday. He claims his innocence and proclaims the involvent of a man with a scarred arm (shades of the Fugitive) but the cops can't seem to find him. Imbued with the power of the crow, Alex returns and with the aid of his lawyer and his girlfriend's sister, he sets out to unravel the conspiracy surrounding his girlfriend's death, running across crooked cops and sordid sex clubs. The DVD is a fairly good buy, the commentary is interesting and although most of the featurettes are under 10 minutes and mostly fluff material, they are informative, once. The DVD presentation is pretty decent, there is a little shimmer around the edges of the screen, but nothing serious and, although dark, the picture is clear. THe sound, possibly the most important facet of this music driven series, is clear, crisp and beautiful. I recommend this to fans of the series, but to others this might be a rent first type of movie. Still, as a fan of this series, I think that not releasing this movie in wide release was a true injustice to the filmmakers and the fanbase but this DVD is a step toward redeeming the studio. Enjoy."
Stephen Wright | New Mexico | 01/07/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Hmmm....I will start off by being blunt and honest....this movie sucks. It sucks for a various number of reasons but none-the-less, I finished this movie and it had me pissed off that I was robbed precious time I could have been doing ANYTHING else. The acting in it is terrible...I mean Eric and Kirsten are decent, but I just think the script sucked, and it seems like everyone knew this P.O.S. was headed straight to video and said screw it. I LOVE the first Crow film, as well as the comics and such, and even thought the first sequel to be watchable. But I just do not dig the plot in this one. I know alot of folks that have also done reviews here make statements like "if you don't like this movie your not a Crow fan" and "just give it a chance" and a few other things too dumb to retype, however I will shoot straight from the hip and tell you while I may not walk around and paint my face or even wear a trench coat, I am a huge fan of the concept The Crow established. This film just takes away from that romantic gothic concept. You have been warned."
PLEASE DONT BUY THIS
Christopher J. Leto | Austin, TX USA | 03/26/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What an uninspired mess. Visually Eric Morbius is just boring to look at as the Crow. Character motivation is nowhere to be seen. We know who the main villian is minutes into the movie. Even the way the Crow goes about exacting his vengence is boring and insipid. I regret buying it and plan to just sell this copy on Ebay in order to make some money back"
Better than the second
Avalon Daughter | I wish I was in Glastonbury | 07/24/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I absolutely loved the first "Crow" movie. It was a tragic, gothic romance that absolutely moved me enough to buy it. This sequel to "The Crow" isn't without it's flaws, but is better than the lousy second sequel.In this sequel, a man is wrongfully executed for a murder he didn't commit. Of course, when one is wronged through death, the crow comes back and brings him back to avenge his death, yeah, you get the picture. This time, the murdered girlfriend's sister, Kristin Dunst, is a major player in this movie as well as a couple of other actors you will be surprised to see.Whereas the second Crow closely resembled the first, (and badly, I might add,) this one is different. It resembles a movie that can stand on it's own rather than a sequel. No one from the first or second movie is in this. However, it is more gory than the first two. One word: taxidermy.Do I recommend this? Only if you're a die-hard fan. It's not bad, it's just for preferential taste only. Plus, you have to have a tougher stomach as well (considering one of the scenes has Kirsten having her mouth sewn shut rather than just taping it to keep her from screaming.) You'll appreciate the effort made with this one rather than the appauling second. Think of it like "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" apologizing for "Temple of Doom." Although unfortunately, it's not THAT good. But better.Die-hard fans will probably like it, not necessarily buy it -- new viewers go get the original instead."