Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Reviews

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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.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II is fabulously imaginative, visually sumptuous and dramatically complex; what's more, it's very funny and engaging.
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.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II: The Golden Army has the technical brilliance of a Renaissance masterpiece and a brain the size of a pea.
December 8, 2014
Hellboy II is one of those films that you want to love.
November 22, 2013
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.
April 15, 2013
Let's hope Universal stays the course and gives us that opportunity. People as creative as del Toro and his gang need all the support we can give them.
April 15, 2013
Despite its comic-book trappings, Hellboy II, even more so than its predecessor, Hellboy, resembles nothing so much as an art film phantasmagoria.
April 15, 2013
Del Toro's previous film, the complex, visually arresting Pan's Labyrinth, demonstrated his growth as a filmmaker, and though the themes here aren't as profound, the striking set design and use of nonhuman characters carry over.
April 15, 2013
This film is happy to coast on its good humor and brilliant action pieces. Fair enough, since del Toro has taken the poetry of some of his best work and butched it up, creating some of the most amazing-looking creatures and battles of his career.
May 6, 2011
In the end I found myself pulling for the bad guy -- because at least he was interesting.
August 28, 2008
The film is designed more as an ear-shattering sensory assault than a conventional narrative.
August 22, 2008
Hellboy 2 is a movie that's a tingling boost to the senses: and that sense of humour is such a stimulus to the other five.
August 22, 2008
Guillermo del Toro's Fabergé egg of a fairytale is not so much a sequel as a fusion of the fabulist imagination of 'Pan's Labyrinth' with the witty, irreverent comic-book action of his own 'Hellboy'.
July 14, 2008
Very good stuff.
July 11, 2008
Hellboy II, though not as keenly conceived or nimbly executed as its predecessor, is still likable entertainment.
July 11, 2008
One can't help but wonder whether Del Toro hasn't misjudged the balance between comedy and gravity in this sequel.
July 11, 2008
If you didn't know that there's a Troll Market underneath the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, you need to brush up on your monstrosities with the help of Guillermo del Toro's hugely inventive -- and smashingly beautiful -- Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
July 11, 2008
Unlike many action filmmakers, del Toro doesn't thrill to the hardware of manmade technology. He prefers the soft, organic textures of flesh, and his trove of imaginary beasties is unmatched in modern fantasy filmmaking.
July 11, 2008
The talented fantasy filmmaker and heir to the Lord of the Rings throne gets the tone right throughout Hellboy 2, and the hip retro charm alone is enough to merit recommendation.
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