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The Green Hornet (2011)



Critic Consensus: It's sporadically entertaining, but The Green Hornet never approaches the surreal heights suggested by a Michel Gondry/Seth Rogen collaboration.

Movie Info

In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all. -- (C) Sonymore
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Fran Striker, George W. Trendle
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 3, 2011
Box Office: $98.8M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Seth Rogen
as Britt Reid/The Green...
Cameron Diaz
as Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson
as James Reid
Christoph Waltz
as Benjamin Chudnofsky
Jill Remez
as Daily Sentinel Repor...
Joe O'Connor
as Daily Sentinel Repor...
Morgan Rusler
as Daily Sentinel Repor...
Taylor Cole
as Limo Girl
Jamison Yang
as City Hall Reporter
Michael Holden
as Funeral Businessman
Gary Davis
as Police Officer
Billy Mayo
as Police Officer
Brandon Rudat
as TV Anchor
Beverly Brooks
as TV Anchor
Lu Parker
as TV Anchor
Diane Mizota
as TV Reporter (Red Est...
Theodore Bressman
as Daniel Vertlieb/Dead...
Dave Rickley
as Archive Reporter
Dina Mamedova
as Russian Aftermath Re...
Tanner Gill
as SWAT Leader
George Fisher
as Chauffeur
Daniel Arrias
as Drug Dealer
Eddie Perez
as Drug Dealer
Reuben Langdon
as Crackhead
Amir Abdalla
as Armenian Gang Boss
Alexandra Lord
as Pool Girl
Frederick C. Ruiz
as Club Bouncer
Keith Adams
as Member of Chudnofsky...
Dennis Keiffer
as Member of Chudnofsky...
Travon Magee
as Member of Chudnofsky...
Dave A. Powledge
as Member of Chudnofsky...
Jimmy Trimble
as Member of Chudnofsky...
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News & Interviews for The Green Hornet

Critic Reviews for The Green Hornet

All Critics (228) | Top Critics (45)

[It] clocks in at a bloated 118 minutes. There is not, I promise you, 118 minutes worth of vital plot, special effects or comic business in this movie.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
Top Critic

Part origin story, part spoof, part bromance -- the movie can't decide. It winks at itself constantly, but only to hide its cluelessness.

Full Review… | February 4, 2011
Top Critic

The whole film feels fairly self indulgent on Seth Rogen's part. It's rather dull and quite a letdown.

Full Review… | August 10, 2013
We Got This Covered

Aside from the James Franco cameo, this story is one disappointment after another.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

This movie would a helluva lot better with paper mache sets.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

I like Seth, you like Seth. We all like Seth. BADLY miscast, here. And so was the director.

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The Green Hornet

To me this was an interesting comedy-drama-action movie that if anything showed off the acting chops and skill of Jay Chou here in the states. The movie was uneven at times but overall it was enjoyable. I think it perhaps rand a bit long almost 2 hours. It could have been about 15-20 minutes shorter.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

A pointless action-packed movie that lacks the retro style and doesn't even resemble the TV series, with a messy script co-written by Seth Rogen that never decides between annoying and tedious, an irritating dialogue stretched forever and sleep-inducing action scenes.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

A spoiled playboy becomes a super-hero after his father leaves him a newspaper fortune.
Seth Rogen proved in Take this Waltz that he can play a character that isn't just Seth Rogen speaking someone else's words, but this is Seth Rogen speaking someone else's words. The rest of the cast is a comic book farce with each character playing type with no dimension.
The plot is about as predictable as it could be without a single twist or variation from the formula.
Overall, I hope Seth Rogen got a lot of money for this film because aside from that, the film fills no other purpose.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

The Green Hornet Quotes

Chudnofsky: And so, thunder strikes lightning.
– Submitted by Evan T (22 months ago)
Kato: Yes, it's works!
– Submitted by Arum N (4 years ago)
Kato: I don't want to talk. I barely speak English.
Britt Reid/The Green Hornet: You're speaking English right now!
– Submitted by Augustine S (4 years ago)
Britt Reid/The Green Hornet: The Green Hornet. His reliable partner, the Blue Wombat.
– Submitted by Augustine S (4 years ago)

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