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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2005
Format: DVD
Rip roaring rip off of the Matrix movies that has Keanu Reeves redoing his Neo character for a supernatural tale that does not have a lot of common sense. Keanu is pretty bad in this film and it's apparent that this was an attempt to cash in on his Matrix success and some of the things that happens in the film including the over blown ending are scenes taken directly from the Matrix films. It seems to me that they were trying to establish another franchise with Keanu but this film really does not deserve a follow up. There are some good thing to say about it like the performances of Rachel Weisz, who does do far more for this film with her great and powerful performance than it does for her and Peter Stormare, whose tem minute cameo has more meat and soul than most of the performances of the film (with the excerption of Rachel Weisz of course) . Other than them, the movie is really a vanity project for those who are looking to cash in on the Matrix movies.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2005
Lackluster adaptation of the vertigo comic book that is only a fraction of the original source material and puts in a actor who can't live up to the character he is trying to play. Keanu Reeves fumbles badly with his role and the rest of the cast follows suite with the lousy script that make them all look like fools. Only Rachel Weisz and Peter Stormare come out of this cinematic debacle with their heads high because they do more than the script does in this film. They give more to their respective characters than they should have and make the film a little better than it really is and that's no small feat considering the fact that Keanu and the rest of the cast do look like fools thou out the entire film thanks to the badly written script and lackluster special effects.

For Rachel Weisz and Peter Stormare, the film gets a four rating. The rest of the film does not even merit one.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2005
Dumb Keanu Reeves horror epic that is not only the actors worse film by far but a bad film in it's own right. Keanu is just wrong for the role and the script is joke in many ways. Most of the performances are not very good. (Shia LaBeouf was horrible and made Keanu look like an Oscar winner by comparison) The only performance of merit is that of Rachel Weisz and she literally keeps you glued to your seat with her powerful and emotional performance. Unfortunately, while she gives her all, the rest of the movie is in self destruction mold all around her with bad special effects, very bad dialog and a story that makes no sense what so ever.

I stand with the majority, Rachel Weisz is the only good thing about this film, so wait for Dvd to see this film and in the mean time rent Runaway Jury or the Shape of things. Two very good movies that compliment Weisz's performance unlike this one does.
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on January 1, 2015
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The movie would not load I'm done with amazing instant video feel ripped off.
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13 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2005
Format: DVD
Poorly made horror film that has Keanu Reeves in his worse performance in quite sometime fighting the forces of evil in order to save the world from the coming apocalypse. Keanu is a decent actor but he's miscast in the role of John Constantine and his performance is so uninspiring that it could put you a sleep if you are not careful. The story is a real bore and manages to go against what it sets up earlier in the film in the last twenty minutes in order for Keanu to have a gun fight with the bad guys and the plot twist in the end makes absolutely no sense at all because the movie does not establish the reason why a certain character does what she does. A lot of praise has been giving to Rachel Weisz for being the only good thing this film has and she does deserve that praise because her performance does make this film better than it really is. Too bad for her and all of us that the movie just does not live up to her performance and we have to suffer with a film that is more in tune with Keanu's bad acting than the graceful and professional performance by Rachel Weisz that the movie should have been more in tune with.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2005
Mindless Keanu Reeves film not only lacks a story for most of the stuff that happens in this film to make any sense but has some of the worse dialog known to man. Keanu is Keanu, don't expect much more than that and the special effects are decent but not superb. The script is a huge disservice to most of the cast and the climax of the film has no rhythm to it. The only actors in the film that manages to transcend the lackluster material given is Rachel Weisz, who gives a deep and rich performance that the film is not mature enough for and Peter Stormare, who does far more for this film than Keanu Reeves and the special effects combined.

Other than them, you can skip the movie.
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16 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2005
Terrible supernatural thriller that has Keanu Reeves of all people playing a occult detective trying to figure out a supernatural conspiracy against the world of men. The movie lacks for starters a script that makes some kind of sense and it's riddled with such bad dialog that you can't even believe your ears at certain parts of the film. The other problem is Keanu Reeves, who is just the wrong guy to play a role like this. He comes across more like he's constipated than a brooding P.I. who dabbles with the occult. The movie falls on his shoulders and it falls off the map of credibility because of it. Other than Keanu's attempt at drama, the acting is decent for what it is and that because of the efforts of a few actors who are trying to keep a strait face while speaking the bad dialog from the script. First and foremost is the performance of Rachel Weisz, which give this film more class and substance than the script dares to give it. To say that her performance is much better than the film itself is an understatement because it's much more than the film even inspires to be. She's so good in fact that you actually feel sorry for her for even being in it in the first place. The second great performance belongs to Djmon Hounsou, who does wonders with his role, even though it more of an bit role than a central one. He deserved more respect than this but unfortunately he does not get it in this film. Tilda Swinton also does well with her part but unfortunately for her, her role literally give this movie the biggest plot hole of all. A plothole big enough for it to kill the last act of the film.

Maybe under a better director who know what he was doing and better script that had a story to tell, this could have been a better movie, unfortunately after this debacle, we will never know.
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11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2005
Super dumb Keanu Reeves horror film lacks the mind bending fun of the matrix movies and has instead a lackluster core that makes this film as hollow as a helium balloon. Keanu gives a very tired and unsparing performance that does drag the movie down most of the time and the script lacks a voice. The second half of the film manages to go against what the first half establishes and the last thirty minutes absolutely makes no sense what so ever because it has a certain revelation that makes no sense what so ever and leave you wondering on what the hell just happen. The rest of the cast is solid with great performances by Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou and Peter Stormare which the film does not expand on and the script does not give more time to because it only wants to focus its energies on Keanu's bad attitude than the real actors that are in the film.

What a shame.
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18 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2005
Horrible adaptation of the vertigo comic book is not only a smack in the face of the followers of the book with a flat out moronic screenplay that takes all the good out of the comic but also has the worse actor to play the title role of John Constantine. Keanu Reeves not only makes the role into a joke with his lack of talent but makes everyone around him look bad as well. The cinematography is ugly, making the movie a real eye sour and the special effects lack a certain feel to it. Out of the entire cast, only Rachel Weisz comes out with her dignity intact with a very good performance that the movie squanders in order to let Keanu act like a darker version of his NEO character towards the latter half of the film. They should have taken the material seriously and made a great horror movie out of it but instead, we have a children's movie that geared to Matrix heads.

Avoid this film like the plague.
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2005
Horrendous special effects festival is almost as bad as Keanu Reeves's acting ability with a script that has way too many plot holes and dialog that is almost hurtful to the ears. Keanu Reeves is just wrong in the role of a misguided supernatural detective out to rid the world of Demons in order to gain entrants into heaven. His delivery is wrong on so many counts that it just hurts and he's with out a doubt the worse actor for the role because we don't believe in him or his struggles. The rest of the film is almost tailor made to fit Keanu's horrible acting like a glove excerpt for the great performance of Rachel Weisz, who not only gives this movie more meaning than it really deserves but gives the only good and solid performance with a character that has more dimensions than the movie itself. Weisz's character is the only believable character in the entire script and that's a real godsend because the rest of the script not only lacks believability in its story but lacks accountability in its execution as well because the story really does not make any sense at all. The special effects also lack believability because they look too computer generated to be even being considered real looking and the hell dimension just looks like a burn out parking lot.

Rachel Weisz is great but the movie is just not worthy of her talent or your time
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