Hulk Reviews

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July 7, 2010
Where so many comic-book movies feel as disposable as Kleenex, the passionate, uncynical "Hulk" stamps itself into your memory. Lee's movies are built to last.
April 18, 2007
[An] enjoyable summer behemoth.
June 24, 2006
Nice as it would be to report that Ang and his co-writer/producer James Schamus had regenerated the summer blockbuster, we gotta poop the party.
January 24, 2004
If Lee wanted to do Michael Bay and the Bruckheimer cigar-chompers out of a living, he could, but he must know there are better ways to "think big".
August 5, 2003
The special effects of Hulk's appearance may not themselves be staggering, but there's something intriguing about the compositions Lee invents for his fugitive.
July 10, 2003
An interesting effort to give one of the staples of mass entertainment something extra in the way of insight and feeling.
July 1, 2003
A senseless story, jerk-along pace, and the gutless decision to stage two major set-pieces in the near-dark, which disguises deficiencies in the CGI because you can't see what the hell's going on.
June 27, 2003
Hulk is a brave attempt to balance ideas and effects in a mainstream film. It fails, but it's an estimable failure.
Top Critic
June 26, 2003
Big, dopey and crammed with special effects that take the breath away.
June 22, 2003
Despite the profusion of computer-generated effects, which rousingly bring the green guy to life, I often felt, for better and for worse, that I was watching a comic-book movie reconceived as a piece of serious mythmaking.
June 21, 2003
Unlike your average comic-book blockbuster, The Hulk isn't a bad cartoon. It's a bad modern Greek tragedy.
June 21, 2003
Are comic books art? Maybe, but this leaden, pretentious flick about Marvel Comics' big green id, from the overrated Ang Lee, is just schlock art for the NPR set.
June 20, 2003
Lee tries to spruce it all up with heavy use of split-screen, which is sometimes clever and sometimes distracting. But nothing can distract us from the overriding reality that too much of Hulk is a sulk.
June 20, 2003
A comic book movie as smart and expressive as the medium that spawned it.
June 20, 2003
An arty-farty super-hero flick.
June 20, 2003
A thinking person's movie with precious little for anyone to think about, except for a green giant smashing things.
June 20, 2003
A fascinating, if flawed, extravaganza.
June 20, 2003
This green-eyed monster may be the perfect symbol of an angry time. But he's an impossible hero to cheer.
June 20, 2003
This messy, disappointing, self-important and utterly humorless version of the Marvel comic book character may be the toughest flick with a green protagonist to sit through since The Grinch.
June 20, 2003
The filmmakers said it was going to be smart -- really smart -- like all of Lee's movies. Instead, it's big, dumb and fun.
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