Hellboy Reviews

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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.
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.
December 24, 2010
Somewhat entertaining, but too scary for many.
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.
April 18, 2007
Unfortunately, after setting up this fresh blue-collar scenario in the movie's first hour, Del Toro wallows in pyrotechnics.
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.
May 4, 2005
Del Toro's energized adventure has humor, excitement, and soul to burn.
September 7, 2004
Most effective as a brief window into an era. It captures the bitter aftertaste of a counter-cultural movement gone stale
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.
August 3, 2004
A richly imaginative comicbook world is unveiled in Hellboy. If only the story was as strong.
April 17, 2004
Perlman plays the adult Hellboy to perfection: part blustery, stogie-chomping tough guy in a mean leather duster, and part angsty teenager, sick and tired of being confined to the BPRD lest his appearance incite a riot among the general populace.
April 6, 2004
To his credit, del Toro does not flinch from the ridiculous. But he is equally sensitive to Hellboy's pulp poetry.
April 3, 2004
This is the kind of movie you watch for its aura, for its appealing characters, for its marvelously sustained seriocomic romantic mood.
April 2, 2004
Del Toro moves his story along with unrelenting energy and wit while introducing the opposing parties with admirable efficiency.
April 2, 2004
Comic book fans are sure to be delighted by Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro's surprisingly smart, graphically faithful live-action adaptation of the Mike Mignola series.
April 2, 2004
Easily the most adept comic book adaptation since Ghost World.
April 2, 2004
[del Toro] doesn't quite knock it out of the park like X2 or Spider-Man, but that's not because of a weak swing.
April 2, 2004
If you don't normally go to films where the lead characters look like giant Pez dispensers, the slogging fights of Hellboy may seem like purgatory. But there's enough going on in between the big action sequences to save the movie from mediocrity.
April 2, 2004
While the character of Hellboy is entertaining, the film in which he appears is largely an exploitative jumble.
April 2, 2004
For all the monstrous eviscerations, there's no real heart here.
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