Daredevil A lackadaisical potboiler that makes you rue the day comic-book franchises took over Hollywood. As the title character, who's a blind attorney by day and… Daredevil A lackadaisical potboiler that makes you rue the day comic-book franchises took over Hollywood. As the title character, who's a blind attorney by day and… 2003-02-14 PG-13 PT96M Action/Adventure Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner Coolio Michael Clarke Duncan Colin Farrell Jon Favreau David Keith Joe Pantoliano Kevin Smith Avi Arad 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

DAREDEVIL (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Feb 14, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation; More

A lackadaisical potboiler that makes you rue the day comic-book franchises took over Hollywood. As the title character, who's a blind attorney by day and an avenging superhero by night, Ben Affleck leaps, wriggles, and--mostly--strikes poses, wearing what's meant to be a very cool red leather jumpsuit; he looks like Catwoman made over by Revlon. The film keeps insisting that Daredevil's soul is in torment, but it would be hard to think of a star who seethes with darkness less than Affleck. When this hollow clone of Batman and Spider-Man leaps around like a ninja, dodging razory pinwheels, we're left with the dispiriting sensation that F/X are accomplishing what the hero--and, indeed, any live actor--could not. (#696/697, Feb. 21)

Originally posted Feb 14, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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