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In the grand scheme of theological thrillers, Constantine aspires for the greatness of The Exorcist but ranks more closely with The Order. Based on the popular Hellblazer comic book series, and directed with nary a shred of intelligence by music video veteran Francis Lawrence, it's basically The Matrix with swarming demons instead of swarming machines. Keanu Reeves slightly modifies his Matrix persona as John Constantine, who roams the dark-spots of Los Angeles looking for good-evil, angel-devil half-breeds to ensure that "the balance" between God and Satan is properly maintained. An ancient artifact and the detective twin of a woman who committed evil-induced suicide (Rachel Weisz) factor into the plot, which is taken so seriously that you'll want to stand up and cheer when Tilda Swinton swoops down as the cross-dressing angel Gabriel and turns this silliness into the camp-fest it really is. The digital effects are way cool (dig those hellspawn with the tops of their heads lopped off!), so if you don't mind a juvenile lesson in pseudo-Catholic salvation, Constantine is just the movie for you! --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This one of my guilty pleasures. This is probably the 4th or 5th copy I've bought and given away to friends to watch. Just plain entertainment. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Gledhill
I couldn't watch the movie because the disc is defective and I couldn't send it back because amazon only gave me less than a day to send it back and so I can't give any review of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by joe renaud
Absolutely awesome movie! I loved it the first time I saw it--and now have my teenagers hooked on it!!!!!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by radar55
this dvd came so fast and the price was fantastic! really happy with the purchase on all levels. Excellent condition for the dvd as well! Highly recommended.Published on Nov. 2 2013 by firehorse7
What can I say? I enjoyed Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weiss in another movie together and it was interesting to see the protagonist facing death and eternal damnation in seemingly... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2013 by Amazon Customer