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Green Lantern Reviews

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Matt Neal
The Standard
August 11, 2011
When Green Lantern does get its green groove on, its quite enjoyable... but the film is left sadly lacking due to the way it fumbles its set-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
August 11, 2011
The green aesthetic misfires: the whole film looks as if it's been inspired by a particular shade of washing-up liquid, or the glowing screens of ancient computers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
August 11, 2011
Things improve as the plot kicks in, thanks to enjoyable performances from Peter Sarsgaard, as the more-or-less human villain, and Blake Lively as the feisty heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
August 10, 2011
A certain tone is needed to carry off the script's manifold absurdities. It has to be tongue-in-cheek rather than foot-in-mouth and Reynolds' success rate is intermittent at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
August 9, 2011
Apparently Sarsgaard's [character] went to high school with the characters played by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, which is perhaps the only joke in the movie to actually land.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 9, 2011
Everything fits together just well enough to work, but not enough to excel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 7, 2011
It's certainly not my cup of tea, but it does fulfil its promise to the core fans
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 7, 2011
Here's a comic book fantasy with a galaxy of special effects, a splendidly despicable villain in Peter Sarsgaard and heroics from the likeable Ryan Reynolds, who finds courage to overcome fear, win the girl and save the world.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
July 6, 2011
If serendipity is a collision of happy accidents that produce something greater than the sum of their parts, then The Green Lantern is its unlucky antonym, a film far less impressive than its superior individual ingredients.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Ed Whitfield
What Culture
July 6, 2011
Robbed of his personal pronoun by a pan-galactic evil ...
| Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
July 5, 2011
There's an interesting conceit at the core of Green Lantern, the otherwise overstuffed and clumsy superhero outing starring DC Comics' ring-wielding interstellar cop.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
July 1, 2011
The screenplay isn't as bright as those of other superhero films. But "Green Lantern" isn't a dim bulb of a movie, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2011
The film also needs a jump-start or a new Central Battery sometimes that Reynolds alone simply cannot provide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
June 28, 2011
There's a good movie in there somewhere and enough of it shines through that Green Lantern is not an out-and-out failure. But that realization also makes it a bit of a disappointment; it's easy to see the promise that hasn't been lived up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 27, 2011
... the movie finds its bearings once Reynolds takes center screen; the franchise would do well to depend on him more than on sci-fi mumbo jumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 24, 2011
...an overlong and thoroughly uneven big-budget blockbuster that just barely earns a passing grade...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
June 24, 2011
Another comic-book hero hits the screen... and doesn't make a big enough splash
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 24, 2011
A muddled mess of a superhero film swathed in layer upon layer of (fairly necessary) exposition and burdened by a seriocomic turn by lead Ryan Reynolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 24, 2011
Not even Ryan Reynolds' charm, which pours out of the actor like water over Niagara Falls, can overcome the lumpy narrative and special-effects overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 24, 2011
A tedious hodgepodge of rote conflicts and character hang-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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