The Legend of Hercules Reviews

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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
This film should be removed from theaters as soon as possible to avoid damaging the brains of people who have the misfortune of seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: F
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 29, 2014
Lunkhead Kellan Lutz is the demigod's density in Renny Harlin's 300-lite, MST3K-ready retelling of the classical legend. Think Jesus with muscles, by the power of Greyskull.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
April 28, 2014
There's nothing here to engage the viewer or make them care one iota about what's occurring on the screen, making it no wonder that this got dumped into theaters in the middle of January.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James White
SFX Magazine
April 1, 2014
The film opens on a huge battle in the Greek city of Argos, but it often ends up feeling like the director bought it cheap at the high street namesake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
March 29, 2014
Even dental extraction is more enjoyable to endure than this artistically bankrupt misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
March 28, 2014
No one seems to have high hopes for it - though it might well help to pass a wet afternoon when it shows up on Netflix 15 minutes from now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 24, 2014
This lousy attempt at a revival isn't even good for camp laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Goss
Empire Magazine
March 24, 2014
The lore of Hercules has spanned centuries, yet it's unlikely to ever see a more generic treatment on film than that of Renny Harlin's overblown origin story.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 24, 2014
Somehow more cartoonish than Disney's version, which actually was a cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 24, 2014
A low point is when Hercules kills the Nemean lion, who seemed to be minding his own business in his forest; not cool, Herc, even if he was all digital and as fakey as those stuffed cats they used to throw at Steve Reeves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 21, 2014
A misfire from top to bottom so complete that even when you think you have a handle on all the ways it can be bad, it pulls out another one that's even worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
January 17, 2014
Mythical tale is violent and poorly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 16, 2014
This origin story of the great hero Hercules (Lutz) of Greek mythology lacks even one semi-decent action piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
January 16, 2014
Essentially a Monday Night Raw episode with mythological dressing.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
January 15, 2014
Boldly unimaginative and ferociously derivative
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 14, 2014
When awfulness reaches a certain point, it achieves unintentional hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
January 13, 2014
Tepid and tedious with acting so ludicrous that it's laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
January 13, 2014
Through the centuries, the legend of Hercules has survived. It will survive the splat of this big B.C. cheese ball, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2014
Harlin's '90s heyday of crafting fun fare becomes that much more of a distant memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 12, 2014
The best that can be said of this latest take on Hercules is that it is over fast,.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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