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The Incredible Hulk Reviews

April 14, 2013
The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.
November 18, 2011
A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2008
There's not an excess of exposition, and the pricey CGI Hulk at his disposal is more angrily expressive than the mute one employed by Lee.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 18, 2008
Rather than go to the trouble of crafting a dramatically satisfying conclusion, The Incredible Hulk" blows the audience off and takes the air out of its previous solid work by ending with what is essentially a shameless trailer for the next Marvel movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2008
In close-up the Hulk is more cartoonish than scary, but when he's ripping armed vehicles to shreds? Kewl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
The sheer craft directors such as Leterrier lavish on them is awesome to me. I can't imagine how they orchestrate all the little pieces of film they require to build their big set pieces... [But] Why do they bother?
June 18, 2008
It's dismaying to think of all the wonderful performances Edward Norton has given in movies nobody ever saw. This one is high-octane slumming that will keep him in Bentleys for years.
June 16, 2008
It's really well done. It's a lot of fun.
June 16, 2008
Digital spectacle is both too much and too little, and it's beginning to put some of us in a funk of disappointment and boredom. When you've seen one half-ton piece of metal flung through the air, you've seen them all.
June 16, 2008
The chief fault of The Incredible Hulk is that it aims to be the diametric opposite of Lee's, and it jettisons what actually worked.
June 13, 2008
In their determination to make a reliable action movie, they forgot to make an interesting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
A smash-and-slash affair. This probably bodes well for the franchise but ill for those of us who think the world would be a better place with at least one less conflicted comic book antihero glutting the megaplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 13, 2008
It moves well for the most part, it delivers a worthy bad guy, and, in Edward Norton, it has a hero constantly on edge and on the run, a more swaggering and modern version of Bill Bixby's Banner from the '70s TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2008
The inevitable comparisons to
June 13, 2008
Broad, loud, straight-ahead and raucous, The Incredible Hulk may not be the smoothest or smartest movie ever made, but it sure captures the spirit of its giant green protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2008
Careful not to repeat the past, The Incredible Hulk does a lot of things Lee's The Hulk didn't: It's lighter and faster-paced, it's funnier and it embraces (instead of ignoring) the 1970s TV series that furthered the character's popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
The sad truth is, a movie Hulk is less a force of nature and more a pathetic weakling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2008
Its familiar genre pleasures are all on the surface.
June 13, 2008
Marvel is so busy setting up the next sale that they can't see the mediocrity built into their own formula.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2008
The latest spin on the Marvel comic-book hero delivers the popcorn goods.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
All action and no storytelling.
June 13, 2008
The relaunch of Marvel's green goliath is an improvement over director Ang Lee's ponderous 2003 Hulk in nearly every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2008
Why remake a crappy movie five years later if it's only going to be marginally less crappy?
June 13, 2008
When the Hulk turns back, he often finds himself naked, aching, and disoriented in Guatemala, the fate of many a Spring Breaker
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 13, 2008
The lack of character shading suggests Marvel Studios went too far in distancing itself from Lee's much-reviled predecessor. Could a better balance between brawn and brains not have been struck?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2008
It sidesteps the intriguing aspects of Hulkdom and spends way too much time in, dare I say, noisy and mindless action sequences
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
Astute fans may detect a whiff of studio formula here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2008
Incredible overstates it, but The Incredible Hulk finds a viable way to retell an old Jekyll and Hyde story, dating back to the early 1960s and a Cold War that inspired its share of unruly Marvel Comics misfits.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2008
This new production, starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, looks a lot better -- sometimes it looks great -- and it's a thunderously efficient enterprise, with a nice surprise at the very end.
June 12, 2008
The new movie about Dr. Bruce Banner is called The Incredible Hulk. But let's not get carried away: The Adequate Hulk would have been a more suitable title.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2008
Like its monstrous hero, The Incredible Hulk gets the job done with minimal artistry and a lot of noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2008
It delivers the goods and waits for fans to sign the receipt.
Read More | Original Score: B-
June 12, 2008
The saga is uneven and there are plot holes, but as a popcorn movie steeped in action, it keeps our attention.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2008
Alas, The Incredible Hulk is no Iron Man, and a brief appearance by a devilishly goateed Tony Stark only serves to remind us of that fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2008
This Hulk may not be a certified smash, but it makes a big impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2008
There's enough adrenaline pulsating throughout this bang-up Marvel Comics adaptation to erase 2003's Hulk from memory (Ang who?).
June 12, 2008
A classic comic-book hero quest that, while not entirely novel, hews to its own rules and conventions with dignity and artfulness.
June 12, 2008
The first film's main problem dogs this one as well: A dull story. The villain is big and loud, and Banner has a good heart, but neither makes for an interesting character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2008
Big, loud, messy and most of all fun, The Incredible Hulk offers more evidence that, when done right, the comic-book hero story can indeed be, well, super.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2008
The result is not as good as Iron Man, but it's an action movie in that style, willing to take its time and take advantage of the fact that it has a first-rate actor at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2008
A neat thrill ride with an intelligent script by Zak Penn and smart, well-paced direction by the French director of The Transporter series, Louis Leterrier.
June 12, 2008
What seemed, in theory, the least-necessary revival of a bigscreen superhero emerges as perfectly solid summer action fare.
June 11, 2008
The audience, in all likelihood, will be so grateful not to see another joyless, inert, pea green dud that it may not mind that The Incredible Hulk is just a luridly reductive and violent B movie -- one that clears a bar that hadn't been set very high.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 11, 2008
The Incredible Hulk provides Marvel with its second superhero hit of the summer. For comic book fans, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk represent a solid one-two punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2008
The Incredible Hulk is The Pretty Good Hulk. All things considered, of course.