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The Green Hornet Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
This movie would a helluva lot better with paper mache sets.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
August 10, 2013
The whole film feels fairly self indulgent on Seth Rogen's part. It's rather dull and quite a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
This had potential to be something of an action thrill ride, or at least a comedic, campy take on the usual superhero formula, but what we end up with is a directionless, pointless backdrop for blowing things up with some martial arts thrown in for kicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Aside from the James Franco cameo, this story is one disappointment after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Florence Waters
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 13, 2011
The writer who first conceived of The Green Hornet was, in fact, paving the way for the martial arts hero. This film has done the opposite.
Josh Jackson
Paste Magazine
January 22, 2011
His qualifications for the job seem to be: 1. Having a limitless supply of money. 2. Having a side-kick that does all the work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 13, 2011
What happens when smart people set out to make a dumb movie. They made the movie they wanted to watch, rather than the one anyone else might want to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2011
For a film with so many potentially hallucinatory avenues, imagination seems to be a worthless currency.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 14, 2011
Superhero movies often must deal with the problem of villains being more charismatic than heroes. But when your hero is so annoying that you find yourself rooting for anyone who could potentially take him out, it's a real problem for the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.1
Daniel Hubschman
January 12, 2011
Gondry's contributions to the film amount to little more than rainbow sprinkles atop a very vanilla piece of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 14, 2011
As a crime-fighting duo, Britt and Kato have the sophistication and finesse of a pair of middle school boys on a joy ride.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
I like Seth, you like Seth. We all like Seth. BADLY miscast, here. And so was the director.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
January 14, 2011
The Green Hornet puts the masked avenger at the centre of a flimsy, illogical plot and series of headache-inducing action sequences that strain the eyes in 3D.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 13, 2011
"The Green Hornet" is an almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 13, 2011
Even as a mindless diversion, it's weak.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 21, 2011
Despite its obvious angling to become a franchise, this Green Hornet offers little that's worth committing to even the "cult flick" chamber of your brain.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2011
Too much. Too numbing. Too coy. And ultimately too violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 13, 2011
The film's only unqualified success is the end title sequence -- because it's genuinely stylish, because it looks like it was shot in genuine 3-D and, most of all, because it's the end.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
January 13, 2011
"Everything before this has been crap", says Rogen during the explosive finale. Many will agree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Julian Roman
January 12, 2011
The Green Hornet is a disjointed jumble of gag laughs, goofy stunts, and bizzare casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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