February 14th, 2003



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Still of Jennifer Garner in DaredevilStill of Michael Clarke Duncan and Colin Farrell in DaredevilJon Favreau at event of DaredevilStill of Ben Affleck in DaredevilStill of Ben Affleck in DaredevilStill of Jennifer Garner in Daredevil

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.4/10 (85,542 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom.

Ben Affleck - Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Jennifer Garner - Elektra Natchios
Colin Farrell - Bullseye
Michael Clarke Duncan - Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
Jon Favreau - Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson
Scott Terra - Young Matt
Ellen Pompeo - Karen Page
Joe Pantoliano - Ben Urich
Leland Orser - Wesley Owen Welch
Lennie Loftin - Nick Manolis
Erick Avari - Nikolas Natchios
Derrick O'Connor - Father Everett
Paul Ben-Victor - Jose Quesada
David Keith - Jack Murdock
Frankie J. Allison - Abusive Father (as Frankie Jay Allison)

Taglines: A Guardian Devil.


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | Fox Home Entertainment - DVD site |

Release Date: 14 February 2003

Filming Locations: Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $45,033,454 (USA) (16 February 2003) (3471 Screens)

Gross: $178,780,000 (Worldwide) (2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Cameo: [Stan Lee] An elderly blind man that a young Matt Murdock stops from walking in the streets by holding out his walking stick in front of him. Lee's character is based around the elderly blind man from the comics which Matt saved, but also resulted in the accident that gave him his powers.

Revealing mistakes: During the battle in the church, Daredevil and Bullseye dangle from a horizontal organ pipe. Such an organ pipe is very carefully balanced in the vertical position secured by only one small hook mounted on a wall bracket. Should that hook come undone, the organ pipe would fall to the ground immediately.

Daredevil: [from the Director's Cut] Quesada! Time to give the Devil his due!

User Review

Forget the theatrical version, buy the director's cut DVD instead!

Rating: 9/10

This review is for the Director's cut DVD of Daredevil. In all honesty, i liked the theatrical version of this movie. But now that i have seen the true version of this movie, the director's cut, i don't have any desire to watch the theatrical cut ever again. The director's cut is an improvement in every way. Everything makes sense now, and the characters are more fleshed out, which is a very good thing.

The DC is 30 minutes longer than the original cut, of which the new footage ranges from a whole new big subplot, and little things, that actually have more impact and and make the movie more understandable and better than you might imagine. The action scenes are way better also. The DC makes the movie into what it should've been in the first place before the studio screwed with it. I can't believe how much the studio hacked this movie up for theater..it is quite ridiculous. But now with the movie restored to it's original vision, i can fully enjoy it without the thought of something missing from it. In comparison, the only thing that the original DVD release has over this new DC DVD is it has a second bonus features/behind the scenes disc.

The DC DVD is one disc, and has a few movie trailers, a making-of featurette, and an all new audio commentary. Despite it's shortcomings in form of a second disc compared to it's counterpart, i'd choose the DC over the theatrical version any day. The DC is simply so much better. Forget what you know about the theatrical cut of the movie, and give this new DC version a chance..it is superior to the other version in every way. So give it a try, and i think you might be pleasantly surprised. Even those of you who hate the original cut.

My vote, in comparison: Theatrical version- 5.5 Director's cut version- 9.5

In closing, i'd like to thank the Director, the film editors, and everyone else who made this wonderful Director's cut DVD possible. I love the new version, and it's nice to see the Director's vision restored to this movie after nearly 1 1/2 years. Two thumbs up! R.I.P. Daredevil theatrical version!!


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