A man (Keanu Reeves) who can see demons helps a skeptical policewoman (Rachel Weisz) investigate her twin sister's mysterious death.
" Keanu Reeves is -- let me just get this off my chest -- very good. "
" Reeves, meanwhile, has confidently entered his self-parodic period. "
" Peaks early, then descends into portentous nonsense. "
" Entirely beyond redemption. "
" It's just so awful that the crew must have been snickering. "
" Peppered with so many neat touches, it almost doesn't matter the story is a muddle. "
" Makes repeated visits to a hell that looks to have been designed by Hieronymus Bosch in collaboration with Gianni Versace for a Marilyn Manson arena tour. "
" Admittedly, a big bunch of supernatural mumbo-jumbo, and it's also a cool looking big bunch of supernatural mumbo-jumbo garnished with a healthy dollop of religious cynicism. "
" I deeply loathe the Heaven-and-Hell genre to which this cinematic comic-book spectacular belongs. "
" Reeves plays one of the comic-book world's most intriguing antiheroes in an adaptation that isn't the massive screw-up fans rightfully expected, but has a cool-to-silly ratio that's just barely acceptable. "
" Blazes few new trails and bogs down in a confusing narrative muddle. "
" Halfway through Constantine, a fully clad Keanu Reeves steps into a shallow pail of water, sits on a chair next to it and holds a cat in his lap. "
" Takes itself just seriously enough to put on a good show. Reeves earns some theatrical redemption, the demons put a scare into the waywardly righteous, and there are plenty of evil-duders left over for a sequel. "
" Swinton's presence proves as strange as the rest of this sometimes-stimulating but often-ludicrous endeavor. "
" Maybe some of the audience should wonder if they aren't performing the Devil's work by sitting so quietly through movies that turn wonders into garbage. "
" An imaginative, if overstuffed attempt to chart the boundaries of American spiritual life. "
" The movie isn't hellish, because there's always hope of leaving it. It's more like purgatory, two whole hours of it. "
" There is no person in movie history who has devoted more time to defending civilization from evil and obliteration than Keanu Reeves, or who has spent more time shifting between spiritual, perceptual and historical planes to do the job right proper. "
" You can just picture the meeting: A few guys in Prada suits sit around an L.A. boardroom table going, 'The Matrix meets The Exorcist, huh . . .? With Keanu? I like it. No wait - I love it.' "
" Occasionally, Reeves forgets what movie he's in and strikes a Neo-like pose. "
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