'Daredevil' review: Netflix gets gritty (and makes you forget Ben Affleck in red leather)

April 10, 2015 2:08 PM

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In "Daredevil," Netflix's take on one shadowy corner of the Marvel Universe, the fight scenes are often better appreciated by the ears than the eyes -- it's the cavalcade of crunching bones and sickeningly juicy sploosh of crushed skulls in the show's ultra-violent beatdowns that signal Marvel's turn from the Kodachrome ka-pow! of its big-budget movies toward a grittier, more adult-oriented production.

This is a smart, simmering human-scale crime drama that transcends the superhero genre -- but don't worry, there's plenty of grist for fanboys and girls.

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