The Incredible Hulk Reviews

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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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 13, 2008
Marvel is so busy setting up the next sale that they can't see the mediocrity built into their own formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 13, 2008
It sidesteps the intriguing aspects of Hulkdom and spends way too much time in, dare I say, noisy and mindless action sequences
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2008
Even if there weren't script and performance deficiencies -- and there certainly are -- the big problem with both Hulk movies is that the lead character is an unconvincing CG creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 13, 2008
Leterrier and screenwriter Zak Penn dispense with the angst and focus on the smash. The result is a movie that eschews dialogue (or anything resembling an idea, for that matter) in favor of hyper-violent mayhem and unconvincing CGI.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2008
Comic book performances trample Norton's attempt at 3D, e.g., Tim Blake Nelson's over-the-top scientist, acting as if he's performing children's theater to a packed matinee of pre-schoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 13, 2008
Don't get attached to the actors in The Incredible Hulk. All of them are sidelined for the last half-hour of the drab, monotonous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 14
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
June 10, 2008
Blandly directed, ham-fisted sound and fury battering your brain for attention [that leaves] you with little to take away except, perhaps, a mild headache. Where is Ang Lee when we need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2008
No fondness for crummy old television can obscure the general faintheartedness of this saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Patrick Kolan
IGN Movies AU
June 13, 2008
It's a step in the right direction with some top-notch moments, and hardcore fans will still walk away with a giddy smile - but it's not in the same sort of league as Spider-Man 2, Iron Man or Batman Begins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Fennell
ABC News (Australia)
August 31, 2008
There comes a point when all this action starts to feel a bit mechanical.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 20, 2008
This is just another case of special effects overwhelming an action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
June 13, 2008
It's high-energy, but oddly unsatisfying; the nature of Hulk's rage is left unexplored and undeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 12, 2008
An Incredible Misfire
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 13, 2008
The sad truth is, a movie Hulk is less a force of nature and more a pathetic weakling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 17, 2008
A wholly mediocre comic movie...to belabor the pun that everyone else has already belabored, there's nothing about it that's even a little bit incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 13, 2008
Slow pacing and a muted sound production only add to the CGI disaster inflicted on what should have been a believable superhero created with 21st century technology.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 13, 2008
The lack of character shading suggests Marvel Studios went too far in distancing itself from Lee's much-reviled predecessor. Could a better balance between brawn and brains not have been struck?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
June 13, 2008
The inevitable comparisons to
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