Hercules (1959)



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Movie Info

This archetypal sword-and-sorcery film stars Steve Reeves as the title character, who fights evil and flirts with danger all in the name of love.

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ennio De Concini, Calo Frattini, Pietro Francisci
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2001


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Critic Reviews for Hercules

All Critics (9)

Slopped together from mythological dog-ends with no particular grace or wit.

Full Review… | May 8, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Ab-solutely goofball sword and sandal film. Great cheese factor.

March 17, 2009

A true guilty pleasure for the young at heart. The prototype sand-and-sandal epic.

November 3, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Cheesily entertaining old-school adventure romp.

July 31, 2002

July 7, 2005

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Hercules

I hope those anabolizers kill Hercules to never star in a film again.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

For a B-movie, this is all you could want in a Hercules story. While itâ??s more a story about Jason and the Argonauts, this certainly captures the essence of the character and all of his might. Steve Reeves is depicted as one of the most powerful human beings to ever walk the earth and itâ??s certainly believable by the way he is shot in this movie (appearing 7 ft tall). Boars, Lions and beasts are no match for the metahuman; he just beats them with his bare hands or wooden club. For itâ??s time, this is a really fun and memorable experience.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


hugh jackman in the latest x-men is way more buff than poor old steve reeves was back in the innocent yet halycon days of 1959, but ol' stevie did have a good story and the simmering sylvia koscina as romantic heat. try to beat that! better than you think it might be, and a foreign film no less! (i'm turning in my d.a.r. membership tomorrow!)

Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

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