Reviews

Apr 2, 2019
All the prancing about on a galaxy far far away where Hal [Ryan Reynolds] meets the other Green Lanterns, and the wise ancients, and a gigantic gruff sergeant-type who learns him his ropes is all a bit of a bore.
Sep 8, 2017
Green Lantern is not a perfect movie, but it's fun to watch.
Oct 7, 2011
How many more of these superheroes can we take?
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Jun 25, 2011
The Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell and with a script credited to four different writers, isn't so much bad as it is very, very dull.
Jun 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.
Jun 24, 2011
A tedious hodgepodge of rote conflicts and character hang-ups.
Jun 20, 2011
He's an ambiguously...heroic hero.
Jun 20, 2011
Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it's not half bad.
Jun 17, 2011
The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.
Jun 17, 2011
The superhero genre is the home-court of the underdog, of skinny Peter Parkers and mutant outcasts, of heroes born from pain or ingenuity. In Green Lantern, the rich get richer.
Jun 17, 2011
Even by the standards of the current run of mediocre comic-book movies, this one stands out for its egregious shoddiness.
Jun 17, 2011
As a disjointed rumble in the cosmos, it's both too much and too little, and too dorky looking. In this case, Green means stop.
Jun 17, 2011
It isn't innovative, it isn't deep, the characters aren't particularly well-developed, but I still had a good time watching Green Lantern. It's hard to dislike a movie that has shortcomings and still provides an...
Jun 17, 2011
At least the filmmakers acknowledge that Reynolds in green tights and mask still looks like his non-Green Lantern alter ego, cocky test pilot Hal Jordan. There's none of this Clark Kent/Superman silliness.
Jun 17, 2011
It's almost as if no one cared to try hard enough to tell a coherent and engaging story.
Jun 17, 2011
If only the filmmakers had put as much creative energy into the character of Hal Jordan as they did into his lovingly rendered CGI-enhanced suit
Jun 17, 2011
[The] movie groans with the strain of explaining who Green Lantern is, while also trying to sell the movie as a big, eye-popping summer entertainment. What gets sacrificed on the altar of this new franchise launch is any real sense of fun.