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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
You've got enough ideas for an entire geek-friendly trilogy in this one crazy movie.
Jay Stone
December 8, 2014
In a season of endless comic book superheroes, Hellboy II is a unique visual feast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 8, 2014
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.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II is fabulously imaginative, visually sumptuous and dramatically complex; what's more, it's very funny and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 8, 2014
A sleek action picture by Guillermo del Toro, who's making a corner for himself in the horror-fantasy world in his native Mexico, in Hollywood and in Spain.
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
December 8, 2014
In the succession of brilliant directors who invent fantasy creatures, del Toro now seems poised to inherit the mantle of creature fetishism pioneered by David Cronenberg, Tim Burton and Peter Jackson.
Jonathan Romney
Independent (UK)
December 8, 2014
The film's exuberance, and the sense that it's all one big gimmick-packed action toy, give Hellboy II: The Golden Army a refreshing cinematic purity.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
December 8, 2014
[The film] will delight fans of the original comic-book adaptation, offering up as it does a much bigger spectacle with more wit and an eye-popping gallery of exotic creatures, while leaving non-enthusiasts like me admiring but uninvolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Davies
Birmingham Post
December 8, 2014
Other than Christopher Nolan, is there another director as hot as Guillermo del Toro?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 8, 2014
Clearly, such material appeals primarily to teenage fanboys, but del Toro's dark humour broadens its scope.
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
December 8, 2014
Despite the sheer force of imagination that's on display from the first frame to the last, Hellboy II simply feels like an unnecessary vanity project.
Limara Salt
Little White Lies
December 8, 2014
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.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 8, 2014
I'm just not interested in this film very much. I wish I was. But it's good to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II: The Golden Army has the technical brilliance of a Renaissance masterpiece and a brain the size of a pea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Zingale
December 8, 2014
It's not that Hellboy II is a particularly bad sequel, but that it tries to do way too much in the time allotted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 8, 2014
The new story sees some rebellious creatures coming out from their underworld to attack humans. Watching Hellboy physically sorting them out is terrific fun.
Andrew Hedley
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II might not quite take Batman's crown as 2008's best comic-book movie, but it's right up there in the enjoyment stakes.
Marty Clear
Tampa Bay Times
December 8, 2014
Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz) and Doug Jones (Abe) all deliver wry performances, and Jeffrey Tambor is delightfully feeble as the government guy who imagines that he's their boss.
Patrick Rollens
Paste Magazine
December 8, 2014
True to form, Hellboy 2 serves up a story that is at once epic and deeply personal, oftentimes highlighting in the same scene how the two parallel themes can coexist.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 8, 2014
The action's pretty pedestrian, and you wouldn't be blamed if you wished they'd just get it over with so that we could get back to the glories of Hellboy himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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