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Green Lantern (2011)

Green Lantern (2011)



Critic Consensus: Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green Lantern squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology.

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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Ryan Reynolds
as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
Blake Lively
as Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard
as Dr. Hector Hammond
Tim Robbins
as Senator Hammond
Jay O. Sanders
as Carl Ferris
Taika Waititi
as Tom Kalmaku
Angela Bassett
as Dr. Amanda Waller
Jon Tenney
as Martin Jordan
Mike Doyle
as Jack Jordan
Nicholas Jandl
as Jim Jordan
Dylan James
as Jason Jordan
Leanne Cochran
as Janice Jordan
Jeff Wolfe
as Bob Banks
Lena Clark
as Senator's Assistant
Jenna Craig
as Young Carol
Deke Anderson
as Four Star General Caven
Griff Furst
as UCAV Operator #1
Garrett Hines
as UCAV Operator #2
Ritchie Montgomery
as Bunker Doctor
Marcela Fonseca
as Beautiful Girl
Douglas M. Griffin
as DEO Agent #1
Armando L. Leduc
as DEO Agent #2
Kenneth Brown Jr.
as Avionics Tech #1
Silas Cooper
as Avionics Tech #2
Dane Rhodes
as Ferris Security Guard
LaTonya Norton
as News Reporter #1
Melanie Hebert
as News Reporter (F-35 Crash)
Rick Searfoss
as Two Star General
Laura Cayouette
as Party Guest #1
Bernard Hocke
as Party Guest #2
Michael Jamorski
as Football Jock
Geoffrey Rush
as Tomar-Re
Warren Burton
as First Guardian
Salome Jens
as Female Guardian
Clancy Brown
as Parallax
Tony Owens
as Singer
Donna Haynes Crehan
as Additional Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for Green Lantern

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (43)

How many more of these superheroes can we take?

October 7, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

He's an ambiguously...heroic hero.

June 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it's not half bad.

June 20, 2011 | Full Review…

The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.

June 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 17, 2011 | Full Review…

Even by the standards of the current run of mediocre comic-book movies, this one stands out for its egregious shoddiness.

June 17, 2011 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Green Lantern


I'm surprised to see that so many people hated this movie, since it is not bad but rather an entertaining superhero movie (despite an irregular CGI) with good dialogue and decent acting, especially from Peter Sarsgaard, who seems to be having a lot of fun as the bad guy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Not just fear ... but fear from space, space fear, yellow-colored space fear threatens home sweet home ... what's a world to do? Luckily, our hero enters: the jock next door, more irreverent than Mad magazine, able to leap over discarded girlfriends with a single bound, and that's only his entrance. There's fun to be had as this superhero dreams his power up on the spot, if only the work had been better thunk out. Its a summertime movie, so whatever.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Wow, I was WAY too nice to this when I first saw it.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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