Hercules Reviews

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August 14, 2019
The battle scenes between rival armies are ambitious and long, with a body count to rival 300, but Ratner's unremarkable direction offers no surprises.
March 5, 2019
He delivers his lines with his tongue firmly in cheek; acknowledging that this is a film to be enjoyed, not taken too seriously.
February 1, 2019
Despite some fun work from former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "Hercules" tries too hard to be taken seriously and ultimately misses the chance to be campy fun.
December 11, 2018
Hercules isn't awful, it's just not good enough. At least not as good as its individual parts: the intricately choreographed action sequences, the roster of respectable British thespians, the $100 million price tag.
November 1, 2018
In an age where all films of this ilk are fairly morbid affairs, seeing one that doesn't take itself too seriously is certainly a step in the right direction.
October 10, 2018
If you really do have a choice, read up the Greek mythology.
August 14, 2018
There's no doubt that Dwayne Johnson is buff enough to be Hercules, but the capacity to tell the story of a man weighted by the events of his past and the responsibilities of his present isn't used to its full potential.
February 21, 2018
I'm sorry, but having no mythical beasts in a film about the greatest mythical beast-slayer ever is pretty much a money-back scenario for me. I kept thinking: where are the monsters?
January 30, 2018
'Hercules' is a mediocre movie; it's not bad enough for me to say it's a waste, but it's not good enough to recommend it. [Full review in Spanish]
November 22, 2017
Hollywood is now officially 0-2 on Hercules movies in 2014. The first try was just bad, but this one feels like a waste.
November 14, 2017
The climax could've been better and while the battles scenes aren't as epic as Gladiator, the film, along with its sprinkling of tongue-in-cheek lines, makes for a fun watch.
June 7, 2016
While the action sequences are decently staged, they would have been much better if I'd actually been able to see them, the film being shot in a gloomy murk which 3D does absolutely nothing to help.
April 12, 2016
A greatest hits of sweat-drenched, sword-slinging machismo.
March 26, 2016
The overall giddy joy of Johnson's performance is infectious and spreads out to both his co-stars and the giant battles that fill the last third.
November 13, 2014
Director Brett Ratner's vision to debunk all of the mythology behind Hercules is a unique one, but it ultimately paves the way for a generic and often boring film.
November 3, 2014
Johnson has a ball with the role, and there's something to be said for the exciting third act, but that doesn't make up for the sheer drudgery of the first two-thirds of the film that feature terrible pacing and very little characterization.
September 19, 2014
The movie could use more of its surprising if intermittent wit and less of its unsurprising if efficiently staged sword-and-sandal violence.
September 6, 2014
Prejudicado pela irregularidade do roteiro e por uma direção que transforma as sequências de ação em momentos de puro tédio.
August 21, 2014
It's Dwayne Johnson, the artist formerly known as "The Rock," playing Hercules, the strongman demigod of Greek legend. Movies don't come any more basic, and straight-forward, than that.
August 19, 2014
May be a more tongue in cheek approach to the legend and anti-hero, but it works well as a breezy action adventure with a slight comic bent.
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