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Hellboy Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
January 13, 2017
Ron Perlman, performing under a massive ember-red suit... is perfect as the cigar-puffing, wisecracking, kitten-loving demon who covertly battles supernatural monsters.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
Guillermo del Toro's best film yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2013
It would be quite impossible to claim is that the filmmaker's love of his subject isn't apparent throughout every lovingly-crafted frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 11, 2013
Probably one of the coolest comic book movies to come around in years...
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
April 14, 2013
When the movie's story line concentrates on the character of Hellboy and his relationships with those important to him, the film becomes a unique romp, with an exciting yet vulnerable superhero at the center who just happens to be the spawn of Satan.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 14, 2013
The screenplay has flashes of real wit, and Perlman is perfect in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Somewhat entertaining, but too scary for many.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 7, 2010
Inventive but derivative, well performed yet slightly hokey, visually lush yet over-stylised.
Nathan Lee
October 18, 2008
Anyone can send an immense, computer-generated vegetable monster rampaging at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it takes a special kind of imagination to do it in a way that's thrilling, emotionally complex, and rapturously beautiful all at once.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 25, 2008
High concept fantasy through the eyes of creative genius of Guillermo del Toro
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Hellboy both kicks butt and falls in love, in an adventure that is thrilling, funny and touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 22, 2008
A strong anti-superhero movie that turns the genre sideways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Beth Accomando
July 10, 2008
Del Toro and Perlman essentially make you forget that Hellboy's this bizarre creature because Perlman invests him with such humanity. And maybe what makes him most human are his flaws.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 5, 2008
Ron Perlman--the Lon Chaney of our time--plays Hellboy with grit, humor, and a depth of feeling which, barely, grounds the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
They say the devil gets all the best tunes and, on the strength of this latest comicbook adaptation, he gets all the good one-liners, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
June 12, 2008
Artistically resonant even as it deliberately follows a contemporary narrative structure.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
September 17, 2007
Perlman, at age 53, strides in like a hungry young actor itching to prove something, only with 22 years of experience lending him charisma and confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
Played by Ron Perlman, he's the most magnetic action hero I've come across in a long while, though I couldn't make heads or tails of this story.
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David Germain
Associated Press
April 18, 2007
Unfortunately, after setting up this fresh blue-collar scenario in the movie's first hour, Del Toro wallows in pyrotechnics.
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
As expertly played by Perlman, even with tons of make-up and prostheteics, our hero is a good 'monster' whose origin haunts him to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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