The Green Hornet Reviews

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February 18, 2012
October 7, 2011
[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.
June 1, 2011
Aside from a brief split-screen sequence and a few deft special-effects, there's almost no sizzle to this goofy take on superheroics.
February 4, 2011
Part origin story, part spoof, part bromance -- the movie can't decide. It winks at itself constantly, but only to hide its cluelessness.
January 24, 2011
A facetious industrial product, and the first out-and-out bore of the year.
January 22, 2011
For a film with so many potentially hallucinatory avenues, imagination seems to be a worthless currency.
January 21, 2011
It almost put me to sleep, and considering just how many explosions, near-escapes, fireballs, rockets and cracked heads it packs into its almost two-hour running time leading this viewer to the edge of narcolepsy is a pretty nifty trick.
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.
January 20, 2011
While The Green Hornet is a passable time killer, cineastes might go into shock that such an unremarkable piece of Hollywood mulch was helmed by French whiz kid Michel Gondry.
January 19, 2011
It is a patchy film, haltingly paced, but the visual invention is astonishing.
January 18, 2011
The movie is extremely loud and none too funny.
January 18, 2011
The Green Hornet doesn't seem worth the outrageous 3-D-glasses surcharge. In all senses, there's little that jumps out at you.
January 16, 2011
Can a genius and an average Joe pair up and put egos aside to serve mindless adventure? Gondry and Rogen have.
January 14, 2011
There are elements of a sharp hero/sidekick inversion here: Kato is the handsome, brilliant inventor and karate expert; Britt is, well, rich enough to pay the salary of someone like Kato. But the inversion is inevitably incomplete.
January 14, 2011
A big, sloppy, loud, grating mess of a movie.
January 14, 2011
Here's a 3-D movie that should have been shot in Zero-D.
January 14, 2011
Even so-so Hornet forerunners like The Phantom (and certainly downright thrilling one-shots like The Rocketeer) are more entertaining than this cheesy and borderline-boring cream puff of a vigilante.
January 14, 2011
The big-screen Green Hornet, while hardly classic comic-book filmmaking, ain't half bad.
January 14, 2011
Does it work? Yes, if you like Rogen, but if you don't you'll feel that Gondry has fiddled too much with the original by giving his star full rein.
January 14, 2011
Rogen looks like he's waiting for the real leading man to turn up. And where exactly are the jokes?
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