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1.8
229 Ratings

Spawn

Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé
United States, 1997
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Synopsis

After being murdered for quitting his role as a government assassin, Al Simmons makes a pact with the demon Malebolgia to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange, Simmons agrees to be transformed into a Hellspawn, and lead the demon’s armies to storm the gates of Heaven.

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Spawn Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé

What are people saying?

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Spawn

    I'd argue there's potential for this property to tell a fairly sophisticated, R-rated superhero tale a la "The Crow" or "Darkman"...but it's clear from "Spawn's" opening montage that the film has been incoherently edited to meet a 90 minute runtime, and its violence neutered for a PG-13 rating. Still, the film is not without its pleasures for those who spent the 90's drinking Big Gulps and browsing comic book stores.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Spawn

    I saw a sneak preview of this in 1997 and thought it was shit then. Not sure why I thought watching it 16 years later would help. Anything positive Spawn had going for it was put towards its now badly-executed special effects and nothing else. This movie has quite possibly the words titles I've seen in my entire life. But for as awful as Spawn is, for some reason I always watch it when its on cable.

  • V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film Spawn

    So ludicrously badly made it's almost Brechtian. Every angle, every shot, every cut, every line of dialogue is sh*t. It's like some kind of memetic post-internet video art. It boggles the mind, really, to pull off something like this. I hear one third of the budget went into the special effects, which look like something out of Realms of the Haunting, which was a butt-ugly game even in 1997.

  • Pavel's rating of the film Spawn

    It doesn't nearly capture the sharp visual style of Todd McFarlane's drawings. I will say it feels more like an experimental film, certainly this was the first "dark superhero" flick aside from the Batman movies. But it feels so uneven, ranging from terrible one liners to intriguing special effects, it doesn't find a middle-ground. Its script and direction seem hashed together to create a sorta cinematic experience.

  • Zesty Enterprise's rating of the film Spawn

    I remember being 10 years old and thinking this was the coolest looking movie ever. In hindsight, I was obviously wrong, but I still get excited watching it today.

  • Davide's rating of the film Spawn

    Un peccato. Fosse stato fatto agli inizi degli anni 90.. forse. Troppo ingenuo, effetti speciali non ancora pronti usati malissimo, colonna sonora ferma a 6/7 anni prima.. blah! Spero in un remake all'altezza dell'eroe.

  • yigitpinarbasi's rating of the film Spawn

    I want to see Spawn again but with a good director, good fx and quality actors. Spawn story is like a bonanza but this movie is piece of shit. That's all.

  • Imagefix's rating of the film Spawn

    Uh, these effects aren't very special, Beavis. Man, just re-watched this for the first time since it came out. I'm not sure why I did; it's as awful as I remember. Looks like it was made for $40 on someone's shitty PC; even by 1997 standards, it looks bad. Aside from John Leguizamo and poor Nicol Williamson (I wonder how drunk he was on set), everyone is a cypher. Just plain bad...