September 29, 2020
The film deserves recognition for its innovative approach to visuals in a comic book adaptation, but loses points for trite dialogue from many of the supporting characters.
May 12, 2020
A rare intelligent and shrewd adaptation of a comic book, taking risks without taking its audience for granted.
April 22, 2019
There's a freshness and goofiness about Hellboy that defies the precision and exactitude of Guillermo del Toro's direction.
January 7, 2019
The film may not be thrill-a-minute entertainment like Superman, Spiderman or Batman. But this is precisely what makes it tick.
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.
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.
June 11, 2013
Probably one of the coolest comic book movies to come around in years...
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.
April 14, 2013
The screenplay has flashes of real wit, and Perlman is perfect in the title role.
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.
August 25, 2008
High concept fantasy through the eyes of creative genius of Guillermo del Toro
August 7, 2008
Hellboy both kicks butt and falls in love, in an adventure that is thrilling, funny and touching.
July 22, 2008
A strong anti-superhero movie that turns the genre sideways.
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.
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.
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.
June 12, 2008
Artistically resonant even as it deliberately follows a contemporary narrative structure.