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Hellboy Reviews

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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Del Toro, in love with his source but never overawed by it, keeps things moving; Perlman ties it together with some of the driest witticisms this side of Indiana Jones. Like we said: fun.
Jason Zingale
July 5, 2005
An experience you can't miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Del Toro's energized adventure has humor, excitement, and soul to burn.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 15, 2005
Aside from some of the specifics, we've seen all this before. The film steals from everything from Batman to The X-Files and while there's lots and lots of good violent fun...
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
December 31, 2004
... a dull, derivative, poorly plotted movie. Hellboy's enemies are interesting at first, but they wear out their welcome quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 13, 2004
Perlman has not only the towering body, sculpted face, and commanding voice for such a role, he exudes a very humane heart.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
Hellboy sometimes pumps new life into the shopworn conventions on which it is based, but never entirely manages to transcend its pulpy origins.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 16, 2004
The trouble with computer graphics in films these days is that a computer doesn't have half the imagination of a human.
| Original Score: 2/4
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
September 7, 2004
Most effective as a brief window into an era. It captures the bitter aftertaste of a counter-cultural movement gone stale
Dan Chant
September 5, 2004
A briefly entertaining but forgettable adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 4, 2004
It hasn't got the breakout potential of less eccentric comic book heroes, but fans will thank the dark squid gods for del Toro's admirable loyalty to the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
September 4, 2004
Extremely enjoyable comic-book romp -- impressively directed with a witty, imaginative script and a terrific central performance from Perlman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
September 4, 2004
This good-looking superhero adventure tackles all of life's big questions -- what is the nature of evil, are genes more influential than the environment, and who would win in a fight between a shaven-horned demon and a giant hellborn squid.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Adrian MacKinder
Future Movies UK
August 21, 2004
It works big time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Like the best comic-book writers, del Toro crafts a three-act story that's both preposterous and strangely believable.
Nev Pierce
August 3, 2004
A richly imaginative comicbook world is unveiled in Hellboy. If only the story was as strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2004
'Es un buen trabajo para Del Toro pero todavía muy alejado de lo que nos tiene acostumbrados. Recomendada especialmente para fans del cómic.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 16, 2004
Parts of Hellboy are enjoyable enough, I guess, but there's way, way too much to potentially enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Luis Martinez
May 25, 2004
Buena fotografía, excelente maquillaje, llamativos efectos y un guión inteligente para saber que no es un producto serio, sino una historieta llevada a la pantalla.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 5, 2004
Hellboy is sort of a Denis Leary Catholic: Snarls a lot, tromps around in a grungy coat, and chomps on tobacco products continuously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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