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Green Lantern (2011)



Critic Consensus: Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green Lantern squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology.

Movie Info

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Michael Green (VII), Michael Greene, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2011
Box Office: $116.6M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Ryan Reynolds
as Hal Jordan/Green Lan...
Blake Lively
as Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard
as Dr. Hector Hammond
Tim Robbins
as Senator Hammond
Jay O Sanders
as Carl Ferris
Taika Waititi
as Tom Kalmaku
Angela Bassett
as Dr. Amanda Waller
Jon Tenney
as Martin Jordan
Mike Doyle
as Jack Jordan
Nicholas Jandl
as Jim Jordan
Dylan James
as Jason Jordan
Leanne Cochran
as Janice Jordan
Jeff Wolfe
as Bob Banks
Lena Clark
as Senator's Assistant
Jenna Craig
as Young Carol
Deke Anderson
as Four Star General Ca...
Griff Furst
as UCAV Operator #1
Garrett Hines
as UCAV Operator #2
Ritchie Montgomery
as Bunker Doctor
Marcela Fonseca
as Beautiful Girl
Douglas M. Griffin
as DEO Agent #1
Armando L. Leduc
as DEO Agent #2
Kenneth Brown Jr.
as Avionics Tech #1
Silas Cooper
as Avionics Tech #2
Dane Rhodes
as Ferris Security Guar...
LaTonya Norton
as News Reporter #1
Melanie Hebert
as News Reporter (F-35 ...
Rick Searfoss
as Two Star General
Laura Cayouette
as Party Guest #1
Bernard Hocke
as Party Guest #2
Michael Jamorski
as Football Jock
Geoffrey Rush
as Tomar-Re
Warren Burton
as First Guardian
Salome Jens
as Female Guardian
Clancy Brown
as Parallax
Tony Owens
as Singer
Donna Haynes Crehan
as Additional Party Gue...
Mark Strong
as Sinestro
Nick Jandl
as Jim Jordan
Armando Leduc
as DEO Agent #2
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Critic Reviews for Green Lantern

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (43)

How many more of these superheroes can we take?

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
Top Critic

It often feels like there are two separate stories featured in this comic book flick but neither of them is particularly interesting.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

This is a blue-light special version of a superhero movie. This is what happens when they go wrong. This is what happens when they don't care.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Across the board Green Lantern is an average experience. There is zero character development, an overly confusing plot and way too much dodgy CGI assaulting the screen.

Full Review… | March 2, 2013
We Got This Covered

Not "Jonah Hex" bad...but almost.

Full Review… | January 4, 2013
Tribune News Service

"Green Lantern" does have a fair share of problems and yet is not quite as bad as some are making it out to be. It merely gets added to the long list of superhero films as one of the more forgettable ones

Full Review… | September 20, 2012

Audience Reviews for Green Lantern

After reading a handful of bad reviews i went into this expecting a giant pile of turd. Now granted I don't dislike many movies. Everything has its good qualities. And I have enjoyed several recent movies that others have disliked. That said my expectations had been seriously lowered going in and well, it wasnt as bad as I expected.

The movie had somewhat decent acting across the board. Nothing great, just good enough for what the actors were given with.

The movie relied heavily on CGI for its otherworldly Corp Members and settings. These were not bad just a huge chunk of the movie.

Up against both Thor and X-Men First Class the movie had little to no deeper story. Both of those two movies this summer had a bit more going for them story wise.. There seemed to be some parts that did feel a bit rushed.

overall though I enjoyed the movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Not just fear ... but fear from space, space fear, yellow-colored space fear threatens home sweet home ... what's a world to do? Luckily, our hero enters: the jock next door, more irreverent than Mad magazine, able to leap over discarded girlfriends with a single bound, and that's only his entrance. There's fun to be had as this superhero dreams his power up on the spot, if only the work had been better thunk out. Its a summertime movie, so whatever.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


I'm surprised to see that so many people hated this film. It is certainly not bad but an entertaining superhero movie (despite an irregular CGI) with good dialogue and decent acting, especially Peter Sarsgaard, who seems to be having a lot of fun as the villain.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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