Director Sam Raimi
Year 1990
Starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
Rating R
Run Time 96min
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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They destroyed everything he had, everything he was. Now crime has a new enemy, and justice has a new face.

In the '80s, Sam Raimi tried (and ultimately failed) to secure rights to both BATMAN and THE SHADOW. Instead of getting all bent out of shape about it, he elected to create his own superhero: one that felt no pain and could change his face to battle criminals. People keep talking about the rebirth of Liam Neeson lately as an action star, but those people clearly haven't seen him in DARKMAN or ROB ROY.

Long before he ever punched a wolf or saved his daughter from being a sex slave, Neeson was getting blown up in buildings and destroying gangsters with his bare hands. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) was just an ordinary scientist developing the latest in synthetic skin until, one day, a group of thugs break into his lab and blow him up.

Nearly burned to death and barely alive, Peyton sets up shop in an abandoned warehouse where he develops skin masks to disguise himself and help bring the people who wronged him to justice. What follows is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride of rage and redemption with Neeson's anguished face at the wheel.

Raimi was putting a real stakes price on crime-fighting long before any of these contemporary emo kid superheroes showed up to the party. So, grab a ticket and prepare for pain because this movie will set your eyeballs on fire. (Greg MacLennan)

"I'm everyone—and no one. Everywhere—nowhere. Call me... Darkman."

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