Hellboy Reviews

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April 25, 2019
It ends up simply being a franchise reboot damned to be restaged as its own bloody hell. Some things are better left dead.
April 15, 2019
If it was my call, I'd write nothing about the movie and leave this space blank for readers' notes.
April 13, 2019
This all hurtles at a relentless, unforgiving pace, glued together with many, many crunchy guitar licks. You don't so much as watch this movie as submit to being pummeled by it.
April 12, 2019
An R-rated slog that's heavy on bad attitude and creative dismemberments, and completely missing the humane core of Mignola's original story.
April 12, 2019
Watching Hellboy is my new personal idea of hell.
April 12, 2019
No one needed another Hellboy, let alone a wretched contraption whose single-word title suggests that it's an original, rather than the cynical enterprise it proves to be.
April 12, 2019
Like two giant horns protruding from your noggin, "Hellboy" is one hell of a headache.
April 12, 2019
This is the Vitamix school of film-making. Cram everything into the blender, add gore and press "whizz".
April 12, 2019
In the end, the movie leaves us stuck with unmoving drama and increasingly numbing carnage, delivered with a hand as heavy as Hellboy's monstrously oversized right meathook.
April 12, 2019
Watching the "Hellboy" reboot is like eating a rice cake - you don't feel bad afterward, but at the same time you're not entirely sure you really experienced anything at all.
April 11, 2019
The chief battle here isn't the one on screen between Hellboy and a sixth century witch; it's between Harbour and the uninspired gore and bland rock music in which his unfortunate first starring vehicle is soaked.
April 11, 2019
It's in tune with the current public taste for over-the-top horror. But it seems pointless regardless, as does the CGI overkill that turns every battle into a bloodbath leaving mutilated and decapitated bodies.
Top Critic
April 11, 2019
Rendering all this stuff in photorealistic CGI does not necessarily add value. If we have to have more Hellboy movies and del Toro isn't going to make them, maybe they should be shot in black and white.
April 11, 2019
The new Hellboy lands with a thud that's loud and dark - but almost instantly forgettable.
April 11, 2019
A decade on, this largely routine reboot from British director Neil Marshall...is no compensation for whatever we missed out on back then.
April 11, 2019
Comparing it to Del Toro's 2004 original and 2008 sequel is like making an analogy between a Broadway production and a high school stage show.
April 11, 2019
Once that sort-of novelty wears off, what "Hellboy" isn't, consistently, is much fun.
April 11, 2019
You will never realize how much you need Guillermo del Toro in your life until you see the reboot of Hellboy.
April 11, 2019
"The end is coming," Hellboy's dying friend says near the beginning, and I was already thinking, "Oh yes, please."
April 11, 2019
At two hours, "Hellboy" feels closer to three. And yet there still seems to be something missing.
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