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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Candyman

    Based upon Clive Barker's short story. This is a film filled with memorable imagery and Tony Todd is enormously effective as Candyman as is Virginia Madsen as the woman investigating the old myth. It has an authentic feel due to it's ghetto scenes and while it has stupid convenient behavior from characters so that they can get killed off it is hard not to say this film feels like a filmed old urban legend.

  2. babycakesromero's rating of the film Candyman

    i will never look at men with bloody hooks for hands in the same way...

  3. Lana's rating of the film Candyman

  4. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Candyman

    Really not a standard. Commercial and rather uninspiring horror film with a miserable cast of hollywood stars. Did not success to watch it until the end. Catchy minimalist soundtrack by P.Glass

  5. Joel's rating of the film Candyman

    Woah. That caught me by surprise. Something about the atmosphere, the slow build and just the right use of intensity and horror but in reservation. Nothing arthouse about it but probably one of my favourite straight-ahead horror films. Ahh and the score by Philip Glass certainly helps.

  6. Bambarambambam's rating of the film Candyman

    Trevor's mistress surely got bad talent for acting.

  7. Mouraz's rating of the film Candyman

    Two stars, one for Philip Glass and one for Madsen.

  8. Glue Sniffer's rating of the film Candyman

    Nie wierze jak długo zwlekałem aby obejrzeć ten film.

  9. Thebigboy's rating of the film Candyman

    Excellent movie. Dreamlike and unsettling, with a really effective look at race in America and its associated history and horrors. Score is great as well, Phillip Glass is a good choice for a movie that needs to conjure an eerie, hypnotic mood.

  10. Bob's rating of the film Candyman

    Trevor committed suicide. He couldn't bare when he realized Helen was gone for good, although she left much earlier than that bonfire night. She was crazy and Trevor knew that because, deep down, he was nuts as well. He pulled the knife on himself just as Helen did on her victims. Candyman is just a pattern to pull mad men's legacy into a folklore of the urban setting.

  11. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film Candyman

  12. William R Clark's rating of the film Candyman

    4.5 stars. Hello, best horror film of the 1990's! And one of the only horror films that makes race relations in the USA its fundament. You could count the Shining, but unlike that portrait of white isolation, this attempts to live in the scene of violence built by White America. At a time when more and more are questioning the specter of racism that built our new Jim Crow, Candyman is right behind us.

  13. JackButcher's rating of the film Candyman

    Enjoyable horror focused on urban legends, good villainy from Tony Todd.

  14. Palmat's rating of the film Candyman

    Saw this in the 90´s and thought it was shit since I was quite taken with the short story by Barker. Saw it again last night and liked it a whole lot. The acting and direction was solid and the story is great. Shame that the photography is really shitty and make the whole movie look like a cheap TV-movie. Plus points for Glass' score.

  15. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Candyman

  16. chanandre's rating of the film Candyman

  17. Junda Mane's rating of the film Candyman

    A brilliant horror classic, possibly the best film adaptation of Clive Barker's work along with Hellraiser.

  18. Joshua's rating of the film Candyman

    Possibly the best horror film of the 90s. The Cabrini-Green and urban spray-painted settings adds a lot to this creepy haunting tale, an aura that it was going for manages quite nicely. The final 20 or so minutes do take away from what had been building, but just as much they're needed. For standing out among horrors in a decade of letdowns, I award it 9/10.

  19. Gia de Almeida's rating of the film Candyman

    While the movie really didn't do it for me, the score is something about this movie that sticks with me until now, years after I've watched it. This score and the one on Argento's "Suspiria" are what come to mind when I think of outstanding scores in horror/suspense flicks.

  20. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Candyman

    A startling study of urban legends do exist. (And yes, Clive Barker does owe some credits since it's based on his short story.) Really gruesome and thought-provoking, this film is not on everyone's taste in horror but contains a fantastic & haunting score by Philip Glass and Tony Tood plays a perfect villain unlike any other I've seen. Once you start watching, you'll never want to hear another urban legend again.

  21. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Candyman

    Interesting, creepy premise and a great female lead, but the last 20 minutes throw all that effort in the toilet with a weak resolution and a ridiculous ending scene. Plus Tony Todd looks more cheesy than scary. Definitely overrated.

  22. hastapura's rating of the film Candyman

    ugghghh the scene in the toilet is so goddamn horrifying

  23. Johnny DuBiel's rating of the film Candyman

    Robitaille is an indelible horror figure, worthy of a place in horror fans' nightmares. An eerie mood is sustained throughout due to an unusual locale (for a horror flick) and an outstanding score by Philip Glass. Rose offers up an interesting juxtaposition of time periods with Robitaille representing mid-19th century America being placed within early 1990s urban contemporary America.

  24. Duncan Jones's rating of the film Candyman

    A thematically ambitious film in want of space to do its plethora of ideas justice. The villain alone is associated with religion, race, class, sex and nature, but his impact is mostly dependent on Todd's audio/visual peculiarities. Still, it's viscerally effective, an atmosphere of persecution, the moral degradation of a well-played heroine and uncommonly repulsive violence evoking a sense of grotesque melancholia.

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