Hellboy Reviews

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July 7, 2010
Inventive but derivative, well performed yet slightly hokey, visually lush yet over-stylised.
April 18, 2007
Unfortunately, after setting up this fresh blue-collar scenario in the movie's first hour, Del Toro wallows in pyrotechnics.
December 31, 2004
... a dull, derivative, poorly plotted movie. Hellboy's enemies are interesting at first, but they wear out their welcome quickly.
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.
June 16, 2004
Parts of Hellboy are enjoyable enough, I guess, but there's way, way too much to potentially enjoy.
April 21, 2004
While Comic Book Movies may be the new fad, I'm hoping that the trend will quickly end its tenure of terrorizing the cinematic landscape.
April 16, 2004
Although Perlman's presence provides the heart and soul of Hellboy, the film's fire dies down the moment he disappears from sight
April 9, 2004
This isn't the first comic-book movie to think it's the Book of Revelations, but I wish to hell it were the last.
April 8, 2004
A great concept burdened by an unwieldy back story...
April 8, 2004
What the picture could use is more in common with del Toro's The Devil's Backbone
April 7, 2004
This movie isn't original enough, exciting enough, or humorous enough to sustain interest, let alone spawn the expected sequel or two.
April 5, 2004
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro puts too much effort on image and not enough on background.
April 4, 2004
I never thought I'd root for a character with rice cakes on his forehead and I'm certainly not going to start now.
April 4, 2004
What begins as sensory overload eventually gives way to blatant plot gaps... I'm totally on the fence about Hellboy.
April 2, 2004
[Hellboy] is gloomily gorgeous, but its tone careens recklessly between light comedy and dark portentousness and the character relationships suffer.
April 2, 2004
It's a movie for people (the guy kind) who can't stop turning the pages of comic books, who want life to be serialized.
April 2, 2004
Hellboy is at its best in the first half. That's when we get to watch him in action. But director Guillermo del Toro ultimately allows the film to run out of steam.
April 2, 2004
For all the monstrous eviscerations, there's no real heart here.
April 2, 2004
Del Toro has traded the subtlety for special effects that aren't.
April 2, 2004
He's finally figured out what to do with a big budget ... Yet del Toro still hasn't figured out some basic storytelling tenets.
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