Hercules Reviews

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July 31, 2014
Everything Guardians of the Galaxy gets right with its mix of action and comedy, Hercules botches.
July 26, 2014
The story is fairly straightforward, and, more importantly, so is much of the action.
July 26, 2014
The battle scenes, though rousing, fall short of epic. But it's reliably fun to watch - up until the brutish, smudgy conclusion ...
July 25, 2014
It simply fails to exploit its assets: an amusing, revisionist take on the mythological strongman, and the charisma of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
July 25, 2014
"Hercules" heaves and grunts along, interrupted by battle scenes that are visually impressive (when's the last time you saw someone pick up a horse and throw it?) but emotionally uninvolving.
July 25, 2014
The movie is plagued by a split identity: It's half-slog, half-Mel Brooks.
July 25, 2014
A big-budget misfire of a sizeable order, a visually busy but emotionally dead endeavor that wearies the viewer with endless computer generated special effects while failing to provide a scintilla of human interest.
July 25, 2014
A surprisingly satisfying blend of action, adventure and swift plotting.
July 25, 2014
Give "Hercules" this much: It knows what it is.
July 25, 2014
A scaled down club-and-sandals movie with a good ratio of scenery-chewing to choppy-shutter-angle skull-cracking.
July 25, 2014
Hercules might seem like the perfect role for The Rock, but the movie really needs a better Dwayne Johnson.
July 25, 2014
The results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable.
July 25, 2014
As a take on Hercules, you'd have to say it's a bit laboured.
July 25, 2014
The point of leaving the Rock behind was to keep Johnson out of stuff like this and to take more risks, like the juiced-up idiot crook he played in Pain & Gain.
July 25, 2014
Fast-paced, funny, and packed with - to indulge in a bit of ad-speak -eye-popping action.
July 25, 2014
You can feel your intelligence being insulted in almost every frame.
July 25, 2014
Pulpy, self-consciously subversive, above-average summer entertainment ...
July 25, 2014
What makes "Hercules" a good deal of fun, if not precisely "good," is the way the cast's camaraderie carries over onto the screen.
July 25, 2014
Ratner's sense of humor is never clever, or light, and I've hated my share of his earlier films, but not this one.
July 25, 2014
Hercules has no right to be as entertaining as it is.
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