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Hercules Reviews

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George Byrne
The Herald (Ireland)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J. Olson
April 12, 2016
A greatest hits of sweat-drenched, sword-slinging machismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Kojder
We Got This Covered
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 6, 2014
Prejudicado pela irregularidade do roteiro e por uma direção que transforma as sequências de ação em momentos de puro tédio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 14, 2014
Its incredible competence prevents it even from being ironic, campy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 2, 2014
Best to skip this arid endeavor and instead watch Joel and the Bots tackle Hercules Against the Moon Men on MST3K.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
August 1, 2014
Predictable adventure has lots of violence, decent actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 1, 2014
Color me "surprised" in regards to Brett Ratner's Hercules, an unexpectedly thrilling, smart and at times moving new take on everyone's favorite demigod.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
August 1, 2014
The preposterously pumped Dwayne Johnson confidently steps into the reinforced sandals of the legendary ubermensch for a terrific swords-and-shields action spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 31, 2014
The film absolutely delivers in the realm of Dwayne Johnson participating in massive fight scenes and epic battles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
Christian Becker
Paste Magazine
July 31, 2014
The result is a film of which I can't exactly recommend one rush out and see right away, but when one does decide to give it a shot, I think you'll be surprised by how entertaining Hercules actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 31, 2014
Everything Guardians of the Galaxy gets right with its mix of action and comedy, Hercules botches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
William Goss
Austin Chronicle
July 30, 2014
Ratner has fashioned an adequate action-adventure around Johnson's horse-heaving he-man, a hero who's still larger than life even after the legend has supposedly been stripped away.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 30, 2014
This movie has impressive production values and it looks great, especially in 3D. The battle scenes are well staged and there is excellent stunt work. The story is compelling and the characters are interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 30, 2014
It's the humanising of Hercules - demi-god, mercenary and legend - as he combats betrayal, treachery and revenge, that gives this big budget spectacular an appealing point of difference.
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