Parents' Guide to

Daredevil

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark, violent superhero adventure has cursing, drugs.

Movie PG-13 2003 96 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Terrible

This was a waste of opportunity. This is total crap.
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (26 ):

DAREDEVIL may be another Marvel comic superhero movie rated PG-13, but it's a much darker story than Spider-Man. Parents whose 8- and 9- or even 13-year-olds loved that movie should think carefully before agreeing to let them see this one. The fights are very good, but it's clear that's where most of the creative energy went in this movie. Affleck doesn't act very much, and if he did, most of it would be hidden by Murdock's sunglasses and Daredevil's mask.

Garner brings energy and freshness to her role, and Farrell is, as usual, the most watchable part of the movie. There are some fun in-jokes, including appearances from Marvel's Stan Lee and onetime Daredevil writer Kevin (Chasing Amy and Dogma) Smith. But the script is flat, mostly just space between fights. Sometimes loud noises incapacitate Daredevil, sometimes they don't. He's badly injured, and then he isn't. These are continuity errors that are evidence either of laziness or, more likely, some re-cutting after early screenings.

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