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Hercules Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 18, 2008
Amusing, yes. Fluffy, definitely. But with no more staying power than those Hercules action figures that were already resigned to Odd-Lot by last Christmas.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 16, 2009
[An] insipid, lifeless, animated feature.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Disney's 35th animated feature may be based on a timeless tale, but it's no classic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Larsen
June 21, 2014
...compiles pop-culture references and genre tropes that are not only crudely envisioned, but often downright contradictory to the story at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Pretty appalling.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 15, 2003
while all the customary ingredients are at hand -- the dreamy hero, the curvaceous heroine, the comic sidekick, the smarmy villain -- the magic is missing this time out. ...a minor addition to the Disney pantheon.
September 1, 2008
Prepare to spend the summer stepping on plastic satyrs and winged horses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
October 18, 2008
Chock-full of celeb cameos, puns and contemporary camp, the movie is annoyingly hip.

September 1, 2008
Scarfe's pointed faces are smoothed out to a drab degree, yet not so they become characters as warm as Disney is capable of.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Jumps into the ancient legends feet-first, cheerfully tossing out what won't fit and combining what's left into a new look and a lighthearted style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Hercules has the dubious distinction of being the least-enchanting cartoon Disney has fashioned in over a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
It entertained me much more than I thought it would.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
This film is good enough to see, no matter what message Disney is brainwashing the youth of America with.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 2, 2009
The most flat-out childish film of the Disney Renaissance: this is both its great triumph and ultimately the reason that it's so hard to care about it all that much.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Probably the beginning of the Disney-mocking-Disney genre of animated films...something which has saved the studio in recent years.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Another benchmark achievement for the Aladdin team of Musker and Clements.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 3, 2002
Hercules fires off mythology in-jokes and pop culture references at a speed that would dizzy the Animaniacs.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
An animated summer feature that is gratifying for adults, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
A spiffy, fast paced animated film with a few inventive takes on the nature of heroism.
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