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The Green Hornet Reviews

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August 25, 2017
There are enough genuinely funny, self-aware gags and throwaway lines to keep you entertained.
September 28, 2012
A pleasingly average superhero movie whose greatest triumph is avoiding disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2011
Hornet fans across generations will enjoy connecting this modern version to its pop-cultural roots stretching back more than seven decades,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
Give me loose, idiosyncratic, comic meandering over stone-faced business-as-usual any day. It isn't the movie you're expecting, but it's got its authors' grubby handprints all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2011
For what problems it does have it is a genuinely different take on this kind of material with a firm focus on action, character and humor. No one else should ever attempt to make a superhero movie quite like this, but for The Green Hornet it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 6, 2011
Gondry and Rogen walk a fine line between fairly brainless bro-medy and occasionally knowing examination of the superhero genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2011
With Jäger, it'd probably be a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2011
Gondry's biggest success is recognising that superheroes can still be funny, and embracing that in every part of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2011
Rogen has re-created (Britt Reid) as a buffoonish, almost Maxwell Smart-ish hero, with a childlike ego that is one of the more infuriating elements of the film... (but) where the film really works is when Gondry cuts loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2011
Seth Rogen, superhero? It's nearly impossible to wrap the mind around such an outlandish idea, almost on the same level as Sarah Palin as U.S. president or Ricky Gervais as the next recipient of the Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2011
Perhaps we should be grateful that The Green Hornet is a perfectly enjoyable Seth Rogen movie... But it's a major missed opportunity when you consider the Michel Gondry spectacle that it came so close to being.
January 21, 2011
There is no grand sense of justice or even vengeance driving The Green Hornet; it is just that kicking ass might be fun, and it turns out it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2011
A bit shapeless as a story but relies on the charm of Rogen and a few big set pieces to connect the dots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2011
It has more of a sting than you might think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2011
I'd hoped for better, but expected worse, which means that Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet is at best -- or at worst -- a mixed bag of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 19, 2011
It has what is expected of this kind of movie, cool visual effects, martial arts action, car chases, explosions, shootouts and lots of James Bond-style gadgets.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 19, 2011
It is a patchy film, haltingly paced, but the visual invention is astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 19, 2011
And now here it is, and we see it really was a joke after all. Thing is, it's supposed to be.
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