Hercules (1959)

Hercules (1959)




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Hercules (Steve Reeves) conquers the Nemean lion and the Cretan Bull after saving the princess from a runaway chariot. He helps Jason and the Argonauts find the golden fleece and restores the throne after beating an army into submission while shackled with slave bracelets
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Warner Bros.


Steve Reeves
as Ercole
Ivo Garrani
as Pelias
Arturo Dominici
as Eurysteus
Mimmo Palmara
as Iphitus
Lidia Alfonsi
as The Sybil
Gina Rovere
as Amazon
Afro Poli
as Chiron
Gino Nattera
as Orpheus
Giampaolo Rosmino
as Esculapius
Afro Polli
as Chiron
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Critic Reviews for Hercules

All Critics (8)

...features the American bodybuilder Steve Reeves ... and a crew of anonymous but seriously hunky young men whose costumes barely preserve the common decency.

Full Review… | March 24, 2015

Slopped together from mythological dog-ends with no particular grace or wit.

Full Review… | May 8, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Ab-solutely goofball sword and sandal film. Great cheese factor.

March 17, 2009

No excerpt available.

July 7, 2005

No excerpt available.

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

No excerpt available.

December 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Hercules

I hope those anabolizers kill Hercules to never star in a film again.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

For a B-movie, this is all you could want in a Hercules story. While it’s more a story about Jason and the Argonauts, this certainly captures the essence of the character and all of his might. Steve Reeves is depicted as one of the most powerful human beings to ever walk the earth and it’s certainly believable by the way he is shot in this movie (appearing 7 ft tall). Boars, Lions and beasts are no match for the metahuman; he just beats them with his bare hands or wooden club. For it’s time, this is a really fun and memorable experience.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


hugh jackman in the latest x-men is way more buff than poor old steve reeves was back in the innocent yet halycon days of 1959, but ol' stevie did have a good story and the simmering sylvia koscina as romantic heat. try to beat that! better than you think it might be, and a foreign film no less! (i'm turning in my d.a.r. membership tomorrow!)

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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