Constantine (2005) Movie Review

Constantine (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
121 minutes /

User Score: 66/100

Synopsis:

Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

Constantine Review

Warner Brothers Constantine (Blu-ray)In the grand scheme of theological thrillers, Constantine aspires for the greatness of The Exorcist but ranks more closely with The Order. Based on the popular Hellblazer comic book series, and directed with nary a shred of intelligence by music video veteran Francis Lawrence, it’s basically The Matrix with swarming demons instead of swarming machines. Keanu Reeves slightly modifies his Matrix persona as John Constantine,who roams the dark-spots of Los Angeles looking for good-evil, angel-devil half-breeds to ensure that "the balance" between God and Satan is properlymaintained. An ancient artifact and the detectivetwin of a woman who committed evil-induced suicide (Rachel Weisz) factor into the plot, which is taken so seriously that you’ll want to stand up and cheer when Tilda Swinton swoops down as the cross-dressing angel Gabriel and turns this silliness into the camp-fest it really is. The digital effectsare way cool (dig those hellspawn with the tops of their heads lopped off!), so if you don’t mind ajuvenile lesson in pseudo-Catholic salvation, Constantine is just the movie for you!


About Constantine (2005)

Title: Constantine
Original Title: Hellblazer, John Constantine: Hellblazer
Year: 2005
Runtime: 121 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.25/5 stars from 279 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 279
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Larry Cedar, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McGrory, Laz Alonso, Tanoai Reed, Eileen Dietz, Tilda Swinton, April Grace, Chad Stahelski, José Zúñiga, Michelle Monaghan, Ann Ryerson, Francis Guinan, Abe Pagtama, Joey Paul Gowdy, Gary Sievers, Martin Pierron, Valerie Azlynn, Jesse Ramirez, Domino Harvey, Barbara Pilavin, Mohammed Hassan, Max Baker, C.W. Pyun, Wesley John
Writers: Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Kevin Brodbin, Frank A. Cappello
Director: Francis Lawrence

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