Darkman Review

One of the lamer superheroes in comic book and movie history, Darkman is formed from massive burns over 40 percent of his body, his home-made synthetic skin which degrades after exposure to light, and an inability to feel pain. After girlfriend Frances McDormand nearly gets our scientist friend (Liam Neeson) killed, he goes all vigilante on the bad bad drug dealers in town. While Darkman has become something of a cult classic, it's also something of a dud. "Darkman" himself isn't very interesting as a hero, as a person, or as a movie. Director Sam Raimi is obviously just getting ready for his superior work in Spider-Man here.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th August 1990

Box Office Worldwide: $48.9M

Budget: $16M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Renaissance Pictures


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Fresh: 47 Rotten: 10

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Robert G. Tapert

Starring: as Peyton Westlake / Darkman, as Julie Hastings, as Louis Strack Jr., as Robert G. Durant, as Yakitito, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson as Eddie Black, Rafael H. Robledo as Rudy Guzman, as Skip, as Rick, as Smiley, Nicholas Worth as Pauly, Aaron Lustig as Martin Katz, Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad as Hung Fat, as Physician, as Final Shemp, William Lustig as Dockworker, as Dockworker