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Darkman (1990), a Sam Raimi Movie

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Darkman is a 1990 movie starring Liam Neeson. It was directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead), With Frances McDormand.

Plot

Scientist Peyton Westlake is working on a project to create synthetic skin. Now the skin he has developed has a flaw–it will not remain stable for more than 99 minutes. His girlfriend, Julie, a lawyer is investigating a developer. She leaves some incriminating documents at Peyton’s. One night Peyton was working when the lights in his lab went out, he then discovers that the synthetic skin has remained stable past 99 minutes, he deduces that it’s because of light that the skin doesn’t remain stable. And it is at that moment that a psychotic criminal, Robert Durant appears demanding the documents that Julie left there. They beat up Peyton, and after finding the documents they blow up Peyton’s lab. Peyton was blown away and everybody believes he is dead but in reality, he was found, burned seriously and a new procedure was performed on him that renders him unable to sense pain, he also now has tremendous strength and is now prone to violent outbursts. He is now working on perfecting the synthetic skin and at the same using his technology to make synthetic skin masks of the men who attacked him so that he could strike back at them. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Reviews

“It’s like The Phantom of the Opera directed by the Marx Brothers” Peter Travers: Rolling Stone 

“The superhero genre executed as B-movie freakshow. (…) Certainly not Raimi at his best (…) Rating: ?? (out of 5)” Ian Nathan: Empire 

Darkman (1990): Official Trailer

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Darkman (1990)
Darkman (1990)

Movie title: Darkman

Movie description: Scientist Peyton Westlake is working on a project to create synthetic skin. Now the skin he has developed has a flaw--it will not remain stable for more than 99 minutes. His girlfriend, Julie, a lawyer is investigating a developer. She leaves some incriminating documents at Peyton's. One night Peyton was working when the lights in his lab went out, he then discovers that the synthetic skin has remained stable past 99 minutes, he deduces that it's because of light that the skin doesn't remain stable. And it is at that moment that a psychotic criminal, Robert Durant appears demanding the documents that Julie left there. They beat up Peyton, and after finding the documents they blow up Peyton's lab. Peyton was blown away and everybody believes he is dead but in reality, he was found, burned seriously and a new procedure was performed on him that renders him unable to sense pain, he also now has tremendous strength and is now prone to violent outbursts. He is now working on perfecting the synthetic skin and at the same using his technology to make synthetic skin masks of the men who attacked him so that he could strike back at them. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: May 9, 2022

Country: Estados Unidos

Duration: 96 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Sam Raimi

Actor(s): Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake, Nelson Mashita, Jesse Lawrence Ferguson, Ted Raimi, Jenny Agutter, Dan Hicks, Nicholas Worth

Genre: Action, Superheroes

Overall
6/10
6/10
Martin Cid
Martin Cidhttps://martincid.com/author/martincid/
Founder and editor on MCM. Author of 14 books

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Darkman is a 1990 movie starring Liam Neeson. It was directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead), With Frances McDormand. Plot Scientist Peyton Westlake is working on a project to create synthetic skin. Now the skin he has developed has a flaw--it will not remain stable...Darkman (1990), a Sam Raimi Movie