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One of Marvel Comics' most popular characters comes to the screen for the first time in this sci-fi action-thriller. Matthew Murdock (Ben Affleck) is a lawyer whose father, a prizefighter, was killed by gangsters when Murdock was just a boy. Since then, Murdock has devoted his life to bringing wrongdoers to justice and is willing to help others by taking on cases no other attorney will touch. Murdock is also blind, after being struck down by a truck while trying to save a man from being hit. What no one knows is that Murdock was also doused with an unusual radioactive isotope which had a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Torn between moody grandiosity and cartoonish mayhem, Daredevil tries to have it both ways, and succeeds at neither."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"The movie has far less emotional weight than, say, Spider-Man."
‑ John Powers, L.A. Weekly
"For all its clichés, it has a cracking third act, helped by doses of 15-rated violence."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"The film is impressively dark and gritty, but the melodrama and Daredevil's relationship with woman warrior Elektra are labored."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"It may not have the heart of Superman, the charm of Spider-Man or the thrills of X-Men, but Daredevil is an engaging B movie in the tradition of good Saturday afternoon entertainment."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"[A] dull actioner."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The numerous fight scenes have been filmed in Confuse-o-Rama, a headache-inducing technique that mixes a dozen too many cuts per minute, projectile P.O.V., and intermittent glimpses of the hero's sonar sensorium."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"there's a lot to like here and a comic film more people should give another chance."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Justice may be blind, but the only enjoyment to be had out of this is to be blind drunk."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Affleck's lanky, offhand softness hardly suits the superheroic archetype...[but] The R-rated Director's Cut...deserves an extra half-star. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Convincing in the physical demands of the role, Affleck persuades us of the pain of sightlessness and supersensitive hearing, although writer/director Johnson's scrappy construction fails him and everyone else as the showdown approaches."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A collection of false starts interrupted by an awful lot of angst-ridden contemplation, the picture serves up soul-searching gush with scant pulse-pounding rush."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Superhero is darker, more violent than Spiderman."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Give it a shot, and you'll be pleasantly surprised."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"I enjoyed Daredevil while it lasted, but ... very little of it has stayed with me."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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