The Incredible Hulk Reviews

Page 1 of 11
Justin Stewart
Stop Smiling
January 19, 2015
Before his initial transformation inside the bottling plant where he works, Banner warns, "Something bad is about to happen." He's right.
Top Critic
Tom Charity
CNN.com
April 14, 2013
The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
A very standard summer actioner that delivers reasonably well, if straight down the middle, on audience expectations.
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out Chicago
May 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 18, 2011
A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
An impressive blockbuster that does exactly what it says.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Bloodier action than other comic book adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
July 16, 2010
Hulk not smash. Hulk building block. Hulk make franchise.
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
July 6, 2010
It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008
What Hulk smash most? Hulk smash all hope of interesting time in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
October 18, 2008
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.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 18, 2008
Marvel's Hulk reboot delivers plenty of Hulk-based action and several fan-pleasing moments, though it's let down by an underwritten script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
This is everything a Hulk movie should be, and it's likely to become the surprise hit of the summer season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 4, 2008
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.
Page 1 of 11