Teenager movie based on a comic-book. Our hero goes to hell, where is he promptly given some special powers and special duties. He returns to earth as an invincible assassin. Expert lots of visual effects (to the point that they distract), and not much of a story-line or dialogue.

97 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Language) .
Action, Thriller


Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Nicol Williamson, Todd McFarlane, Theresa Randle, Mindy Clarke, Martin Sheen
Mark A.Z. Dippé
ScreenplayMark A.Z. Dippé, Alan B. McElroy, from the comics by Todd McFarlane
MusicGraeme Revell
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1997
Produced byTodd McFarlane Entertainment, Juno Pix, New Line Cinema

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Cape Times
Karen Rutter
The Star
Peter Feldman
Die Burger
Cobus van Bosch
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
TV2 Pasella
Box Office
Karen Achenbach
Angie Errigo
Film Review
Jason Caro

What the People say

856 Netizens

Average .. 49%


Visitor Ratings

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Rory Wingham 10
Dimitrios Zacharopoulos 16
Ruan Barnard 16
Bruce Humphrey 16
Paul van der Westhuizen 6
Stella Kelani 6
Rory Stewart 16

Average .. 61%


Visitor Comments

Shaun Myburg: I am lucky enough to have this film on DVD, so I probably won't go see it on the big screen. I do however encourage everyone to go see this film, if not for the remarkable special effects, then for John Leguizamo's performance as clown. For fans of the comic it shouldn't dissapoint. A great little sci-fi/horror... despite what the critics say.

Rory Wingham: I think that it can be better.

Dimitrios Zacharopoulos: Effects, Unbelieveable!

Ruan Barnard: The effects were good, but the storyline is all messed up in comparison with the comic book.

Bruce Humphrey: I hope you are all taking of what your Uncle Shaun says - this strange ''comic book'' super action hero movie (reminds me somewhat of the Batman movies) has some of the most fantastic special effects that I have ever seen on film!! Go and enjoy it if you like this kind of movie as much as I do.

Paul van der Westhuizen: Great FX! I did not appreciate the Armageddon stuff and the hell! Books were better.

Stella Kelani: Too boring for me.

Rory Stewart: It had an alright cast.

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