The Green Hornet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Green Hornet Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
A pleasingly average superhero movie whose greatest triumph is avoiding disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
Hornet fans across generations will enjoy connecting this modern version to its pop-cultural roots stretching back more than seven decades,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Give me loose, idiosyncratic, comic meandering over stone-faced business-as-usual any day. It isn't the movie you're expecting, but it's got its authors' grubby handprints all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
For what problems it does have it is a genuinely different take on this kind of material with a firm focus on action, character and humor. No one else should ever attempt to make a superhero movie quite like this, but for The Green Hornet it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
March 6, 2011
Gondry and Rogen walk a fine line between fairly brainless bro-medy and occasionally knowing examination of the superhero genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
February 11, 2011
With Jäger, it'd probably be a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
Gondry's biggest success is recognising that superheroes can still be funny, and embracing that in every part of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 24, 2011
Really inventive.
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 23, 2011
Rogen has re-created (Britt Reid) as a buffoonish, almost Maxwell Smart-ish hero, with a childlike ego that is one of the more infuriating elements of the film... (but) where the film really works is when Gondry cuts loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 21, 2011
Seth Rogen, superhero? It's nearly impossible to wrap the mind around such an outlandish idea, almost on the same level as Sarah Palin as U.S. president or Ricky Gervais as the next recipient of the Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
January 21, 2011
Perhaps we should be grateful that The Green Hornet is a perfectly enjoyable Seth Rogen movie... But it's a major missed opportunity when you consider the Michel Gondry spectacle that it came so close to being.
Thom Atkinson
The Skinny
January 21, 2011
There is no grand sense of justice or even vengeance driving The Green Hornet; it is just that kicking ass might be fun, and it turns out it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
January 20, 2011
A bit shapeless as a story but relies on the charm of Rogen and a few big set pieces to connect the dots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
January 20, 2011
It has more of a sting than you might think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 20, 2011
I'd hoped for better, but expected worse, which means that Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet is at best -- or at worst -- a mixed bag of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 19, 2011
It has what is expected of this kind of movie, cool visual effects, martial arts action, car chases, explosions, shootouts and lots of James Bond-style gadgets.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
January 19, 2011
It is a patchy film, haltingly paced, but the visual invention is astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Henderson
The Vine
January 19, 2011
And now here it is, and we see it really was a joke after all. Thing is, it's supposed to be.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
January 18, 2011
The Green Hornet looks and feels as if it were made by a bunch of (highly talented) 10-year-old boys. Taking any pleasure in the film depends on your willingness to let your inner-child run rampant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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