Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

Critics Consensus

Guillermo del Toro crafts a stellar comic book sequel, boasting visuals that are as imaginative as the characters are endearing.

86%

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Total Count: 245

71%

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User Ratings: 822,196
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Movie Info

Ron Perlman returns to the role of the big red BPRD agent in this sequel to 2004's Hellboy, directed once again by Guillermo del Toro and scripted as before in collaboration with original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. For centuries, an ancient truce has kept the naïve citizens of the human race safe from the horrors of the invisible realm -- but that's all about to change, and fast. A ruthless leader has emerged in the invisible realm, a tyrant just as comfortable walking the surface realm as he is living in the land of fantasy. When this power-mad ruler defies his bloodline to assemble an unstoppable army of fantastical creatures that he will use to wage a supernatural war on humanity, it begins to appear that humankind's days are numbered. But Hellboy (Perlman) isn't about to stand idly by as the planet is purged by a demonic despot, and with a little help from his team at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, he may just be able to send our otherworldly overlords packing. Of course, Hellboy's pyrokinetic girlfriend, Liz (Selma Blair), is always willing to conjure up an inferno or two when things get desperate, aquatic Abe (Doug Jones) is prepared to dive headlong into any battle, and protoplasmic mystic Johann (voice of Thomas Kretschmann) proves an invaluable companion in times of inter-dimensional conflict. Now, as the creatures who inhabit the spiritual realm gear up for an all-out attack on the human plane, the only one capable of saving the Earth is a tough-talking hellspawn rejected by both worlds. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Ron Perlman
as Hellboy
Selma Blair
as Liz Sherman
Doug Jones
as Abe Sapien
Jeffrey Tambor
as Dr. Tom Manning
Luke Goss
as Prince Nuada
John Alexander
as Johann Kraus
Anna Walton
as Princess Nuala
Roy Dotrice
as King Balor
David Hyde Pierce
as Voice of Abe Sapien
Seth MacFarlane
as Voice of Johann Kraus
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Critic Reviews for Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

All Critics (245) | Top Critics (52)

  • This, like the first Hellboy, is del Toro on holiday in Hollywood, having as much fun as he can without totally compromising his considerable powers of invention.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Hellboy II is fabulously imaginative, visually sumptuous and dramatically complex; what's more, it's very funny and engaging.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The plot is paper thin (something about an ancient battle between humans and mythical creatures and a goblin-built clockwork) but Guillermo del Toro's talent has always been to create worlds and bring creatures to life.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army has the technical brilliance of a Renaissance masterpiece and a brain the size of a pea.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Hellboy II is one of those films that you want to love.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The parade of creatures Del Toro and his team have come up with as this scenario unfolds, starting with a tour of the legendary Troll Market that one-ups the Mos Eisley cantina scene in Star Wars, will make you want to tip your hat in wonder.

    Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

  • May 09, 2015
    One of the better sequels you will see, It's more witty better got action, Better story and better effects, A must watch film for all comic fans.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2013
    Guillermo del Toro's sequel to his 2004 comic-book-success is humorous, exciting and majestic as it explores a whole different realm of the Dark-Horse-adaptation. Ron Perlman once again gives a smart and distinct performance with laughable dialogue and action all around. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2013
    A solid sequel that didn't fail to satisfy the fans, Hellboy is back with all new villains and characters. The witty humour was still there, and new elements were added such a cute romance and some family drama.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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