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At Theaters: 2/14/2003 On Video: 7/29/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399955
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Attorney Matt Murdock is blind, but his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, Murdock represents the downtrodden. At night, he is Daredevil, a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets of the city, a relentless avenger of justice.
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Action Sci-Fi - An action superhero story that's probably more for adults than little kids due to the rather strong content. The story is quite violent and kind of sad in a way. There are very few, if any, feel- good, fun moments like there were in Spider-man. The story is likely too corny to be of interest to most adults.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Affleck THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, CHANGING LANES, PEARL HARBOR
Jennifer Garner DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?
Michael Clarke Dungan THE SCORPION KING, PLANET OF THE APES
Colin Farrell PHONE BOOTH, THE RECRUIT, MINORITY REPORT
Director: Mark Steven Johnson SIMON BIRCH
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Production Notes Heading
Introduction
The Actors And Their Roles
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 GD, 3 A-words, 3 S-words. Just a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: One sex scene that's a little graphic for a movie that attracts kids.
VIOLENCE: Very Violent! Especially for a movie kids will want to see.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Quite a bit of bar drinking.
ACTION: Quite a few fight scenes. Very little other action.
COMEDY: A dozen or so smiles and chuckles.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Below Average "Daredevil is the sort of half-assed, visually lackadaisical potboiler that makes you rue the day that comic-book franchises ever took over Hollywood. ... Superhero movies are, of course, fantasies of power, but when you see one that's as lame and mechanical as this, it so dehumanizes the actors that it tends to come off as an allegory of emasculation.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Above Average "Fans of the comic book will probably have some nits to pick, but, overall, Daredevil does about one would expect from a movie of that name – present about 90 minutes of disposable, action-oriented entertainment. It's not as good as either of its recent Marvel cinematic siblings, in large part because the proceedings lose far too much momentum in the last act and the desire to set up a sequel results in things ending with a whimper.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "The movie is, in short, your money's worth, better than we expect, more fun than we deserve. I am getting a little worn out describing the origin stories and powers of superheroes, and their relationships to archvillains, gnashing henchmen and brave, muscular female pals.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Below Average "...there'll be plenty of ragging to go around once audiences get a dose of the dullest live-action comic strip on record, one that lacks even an interesting villain.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 75 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
13
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
16
Very High
94%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
12
About 50/50
83%
30+Adults (M)
11
Fairly High
82%
30+Adults (F)
13
High
85%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Looks like quite a few moviegoers agreed with me that Daredevil wasn't all that great, but there weren't as many low opinions as I thought there might be.

Teens thought it was great, both males and females. The young adult opinions were lower, but most still enjoyed it very much. As for the adults, a little better than half really enjoyed Daredevil and rated it "Very Good" and higher. The remaining half just rated it "Good" and "Fair," which is pretty low, but certainly not terrible.

My recommendation: If you go in knowing it's got some very unrealistic scenes and is a bit corny and you can overlook those shortcomings and just focus on the good parts, then you should easily enjoy Daredevil.

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Disappointing. Not terrible, but certainly no where near the quality of Spider-man. It also seems too violent and sad for the small kids that will be interested in seeing it. I think the writers just think that being a comic book movie with some special effects is enough. They didn't take the time to make the story "cool" and reasonably realistic. As an example, one minute Daredevil can barely hold up his head due to an injury and just a few minutes later he's jumping around like crazy fighting the bad guy like he's never been hurt. There are other unrealistic scenes that actually caused unintended laughs. There are a few good scenes and as I said, it's not terrible, but it is terrible they wasted such a great potential series. I predict kids will easily overlook these shortcomings and give very high opinions, they almost always do. Adults will likely be a different story. There will probably be many low opinions and very few high opinions with most opinions being in the "Fair" to "Good" range.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
He dwells in a world of eternal night – but the blackness is filled with sounds and scents, tastes and textures that most cannot perceive. Although attorney Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) is blind, his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness. By day, Murdock represents the downtrodden. At night he is Daredevil, a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets of the city, a relentless avenger of justice.

For Daredevil, justice is blind…

…and for the guilty (and often himself), there's hell to pay.

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