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The latest Marvel Comics superhero to hit the big screen is Daredevil (Ben Affleck), a man blinded by a radioactive chemical accident as a young boy but left with superhuman senses and agile acrobatic ability. Like his Marvel compatriot Spider-Man, Daredevil attempts to lead a normal life by day as Matt Murdock, a Hell's Kitchen defense attorney. By night Matt becomes Daredevil, a brooding superhero fighting for justice in the dark and squalid New York streets overrun with vermin and criminal injustice. Wearing a red leather suit and mask, Daredevil leaps from high skyscrapers and tracks his enemies with his radar-like vision, punishing those who are guilty but who he cannot tackle in the courtroom. At the center of the city's villainous underbelly is Daredevil's nemesis Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan), and his psychotic, knife-wielding deputy-assassin Bullseye (Colin Farrell). Daredevil fights their powerful forces alone, until he meets Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner of ALIAS fame), a skilled martial artist and sexy superheroine who is after Bullseye and Kingpin for murdering her father. Sparks fly as the two heroes take on the underlords of crime together in this action-packed adventure fantasy that will surely delight fans of SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, or BATMAN.
Edition: Special Edition 2-Disc Set;
Number of Discs: 2
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
Display Format: Special Edition 2-Disc Set; Widescreen;
"...Mr. Farrell finally gets a chance to uncork the charisma that magazines have been proclaiming....Here, he makes a showpiece of a role with almost no dialogue..."
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell (02/14/2003)
"...Affleck is a vision in maroon leather....Jennifer Garner looks equally fetching in a stretchy vinyl ensemble..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (02/14/2003)
"...An efficient and entertaining adaptation of Marvel Comics' DAREDEVIL...Well crafted..."
Sight and Sound - Daniel Etherington (04/01/2003)
"...The movie is, in short, your money's worth, better than we expect, more fun than we deserve..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (02/14/2003)
"...This is a noirish, faithful conversion that shares a spot-on comics sensibility with its superhero stablemates..."
Total Film - James White (08/01/2003)