Keanu Reeves as a man with a gift he didn't want, the ability to recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human form. With Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton ">


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Running Time:
1 hour, 57 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for violence and demonic images

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A mix of atmospheric gothic horror and spectacular visual effects, with a dry sense of humor and a well-cast Keanu Reeves. If you can accept the wild and weird storyline, you might really enjoy this holy rollercoaster ride. But it may make you groan a lot.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Additional Scenes: 18 minutes of Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence; Alternate endings; Audio Commentary; Documentaries : THE PRODUCTION FROM HELL; *Director's Confessional; *Collision with Evil; *Holy Relics; IMAGINING THE UNDERWORLD; *Hellscape; *Visualizing Vermin; *Warrior Wings; *Unholy Abduction; *Demon Face [Easter Egg]; FORESIGHT: THE POWER OF PRE-VISUALIZATION with Optional Commentary by Francis Lawrence; Documentary: Conjuring Constantine: from comic book to movie; Featurette: Imagining the Underworld; *Hellscape; *Visualizing Vermin; *Warrior Wings; *Unholy Abduction; *Demon Face [Easter Egg]; Music Video : A Perfect Circle's "Passive" music video; Theatrical Trailer



Constantine
The film is based loosely on the Hellblazer graphic comic books whose premise is that God made a pact with the Devil that none of its angels and demons would ever go back and walk the earth. But occasionally, the rules are broken, and itís up to our supernatural hero John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) to "deport" them to Hell as punishment. Constantine's been to Hell once (after attempting suicide and succeeding), and he doesn't want to go back. But he has this gift which allows him to see these unwanted earth visitors, and the half-breeds (part angel or demon and part human) that roam the earth. Hoping to bribe his way to into Heaven he uses his powers to serve as God's exorcist. But as he first crosses paths with cop Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) whose twin just committed suicide herself, he realizes that something's amiss; since demons are coming out of the woodwork. Can the apocalypse be near? Constantine decides to take up investigating Angela's sister's suicide in hopes that he can discover how all these odd happenings fit together. Along the way, he enlists the help of pals: a fallen priest (Pruitt Taylor Vince), a relic-collecting witch doctor (Djimon Honsou), and an occult-version of Q (Max Baker), who supplies him with awesome holy weaponry. Oh, and he has to take a few business trips to Hell and back, which supply some of the coolest visuals of the film. It all builds to one spectacular climax. Director Francis Lawrence learned a lot making music videos, and he's given Constantine a fabulous look. And although the script has some weak moments, the writers have created a fascinating, and often droll character in Constantine and Keanu Reeves does a fine job as the husky-voiced underworld-weary exorcist. Tilda Swinton (The Deep End) is terrifying as the powerful angel Gabriel, and Peter Stormare (Birth) steals the show as Satan. Although the film is a bit over-the-top, you just might enjoy this 21st Century vision of John Milton's 17th century epic poem "Paradise Lost."






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