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The Incredible Hulk (2008)



Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 218
Fresh: 146 | Rotten: 72

The Incredible Hulk provides the action and excitement to please comic book fans and re-ignite this fledgling franchise.


Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 45
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 18

The Incredible Hulk provides the action and excitement to please comic book fans and re-ignite this fledgling franchise.



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Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce (Edward Norton) has been living in the shadows, pursued by the

Oct 21, 2008


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The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.

April 14, 2013 Full Review Source:
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A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source:
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There's not an excess of exposition, and the pricey CGI Hulk at his disposal is more angrily expressive than the mute one employed by Lee.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Rather than go to the trouble of crafting a dramatically satisfying conclusion, The Incredible Hulk" blows the audience off and takes the air out of its previous solid work by ending with what is essentially a shameless trailer for the next Marvel movie.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comments (7)
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In close-up the Hulk is more cartoonish than scary, but when he's ripping armed vehicles to shreds? Kewl.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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It's disposable fun, best summed up by Banner himself when asked how he feels during his transformation: "There's just too much noise... it's difficult to remember anything at all."

October 14, 2012 Full Review Source:

A very standard summer actioner that delivers reasonably well, if straight down the middle, on audience expectations.

May 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
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Norton makes for a wiry, curious Bruce Banner. But you can tell from the film's tedium-inducing smackdowns that a different philosophy prevailed: the artificial Zen of video-game playing.

May 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

An impressive blockbuster that does exactly what it says.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
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Bloodier action than other comic book adventures.

December 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Hulk not smash. Hulk building block. Hulk make franchise.

July 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Film4 | Comments (2)

What's with the pants? How is it that when a guy with a 28-inch waist blows up to the size of a Cadillac Escalade, the pants remain intact?

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comments (31)
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About halfway through The Incredible Hulk, Ed Norton (Bruce Banner) gets his hair cut. Hair is not the only thing that winds up on the cutting room floor.

February 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

What Hulk smash most? Hulk smash all hope of interesting time in cinema.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian | Comments (2)

The film runs much more smoothly than Lee's arguably overstuffed take on the material, but it also cuts out anything that isn't purely surface.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

The Incredible Hulk makes noises about a return, but it seems doubtful audiences will keep the faith for a third try -- at least, with Hulk as the sole star.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Marvel's Hulk reboot delivers plenty of Hulk-based action and several fan-pleasing moments, though it's let down by an underwritten script.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

This is everything a Hulk movie should be, and it's likely to become the surprise hit of the summer season.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source:

From its tropical anger management to a strictly platonic not so incredible hunk, this heavy on the muscle mass and light on the drama Hulk is not exactly new and improved, but does work its own brand of differently conceived mega-action magic.

October 4, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

This is a broody, moody action movie that never quite gets the blood boiling.

October 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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Audience Reviews for The Incredible Hulk

The acting is rather bland, no-one gives an outstanding performance and the plot is too stereotypical to have much depth. Stereotypical it may be, but nothing incredible about this Hulk. The same plot devices one must have seen in quite a lot of superhero movies already, with hardly any new/appealing elements to watch out for. All the same, kids MAY find it enjoyable.

1/10 for a couple of credible moments.
August 25, 2014

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Ang Lee's attempt at Hulk didn't turn out too well, but THIS one is plain terrible.
November 24, 2012
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This is definitely the weakest of the Avengers films, but still an entertaining superhero movie because of the almost non-stop action. The special effects are decent and there's tons of good set pieces, but the story itself is a little weak compared to movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight. Edward Norton makes a good Bruce Banner and the rest of the cast is decent. This is definitely a back to the basics Hulk movie compared to the last and although it doesn't measure up to the best of the genre, it is a welcome addition.
November 10, 2012

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    1. Bruce Banner/The Hulk: Hulk smash!
    – Submitted by Matthew D (10 months ago)
    1. Betty Ross: Subway's probably quickest.
    2. Bruce Banner/The Hulk: Me in a metal tube in the most aggressive city in the world?
    3. Betty Ross: You're right. Let's get a cab.
    – Submitted by David G (21 months ago)
    1. Emil Blonsky: You don't deserve this power. Now watch her die!
    – Submitted by Cody H (23 months ago)
    1. Bruce Banner/The Hulk: You know? I know some techniques you can use for the umm...
    2. Betty Ross: Zip it!
    – Submitted by Ayiepa U (2 years ago)
    1. Emil Blonsky: Is that all you got?
    – Submitted by Ayiepa U (2 years ago)
    1. Major Kathleen Sparr: How are you feeling, man?
    2. Emil Blonsky: Like a monster.
    – Submitted by Javis C (3 years ago)
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