Hercules Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2014
The film absolutely delivers in the realm of Dwayne Johnson participating in massive fight scenes and epic battles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 29, 2014
Often dumb as a box of rocks, but still likable and fun, "Hercules" is an entertaining frenzy of battle action and full-on comedy.
July 29, 2014
The surprise is that -- for what it is -- it's really not that bad. This is not a recommendation, but neither is it a condemnation.
July 28, 2014
This is a B picture that aspires to nothing else, and it's quite a good one. Brett Ratner directs with no particular flair, but he sets an easygoing, comfy tone, and maintains it. I look forward to the inevitable franchise.
July 27, 2014
With his combination of built-like-a-breeze block bulk and genial self-deprecating charm, Dwayne Johnson makes a perfect lead for this amiably tongue-in-cheek adventure.
July 26, 2014
The story is fairly straightforward, and, more importantly, so is much of the action.
July 26, 2014
Ratner, one feels, if vying to become Hollywood's confectioner-in-chief, and this movie won't hurt his candidacy one little bit.
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