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Hercules

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

July 25, 2014

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Brett Ratner

Starring :

The Rock, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Barbara Palvin, Irina Shayk, Aksel Hennie, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson (II), Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Isaac Andrews, Peter Mullan

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..this is a stunt-heavy adventure, but it has surprises up its muscle-filled sleeve..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3 of 4

“..they've made a sword-and-sandal spectacle that entertains..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..the movie might have fun demythologizing its title character but, once it gets past that point, it doesn't know what to do and proceeds along those lines for another 90 minutes..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 5

“..on the whole this is decidedly non-legendary..”
by Tom Huddleston [Time Out]
“..it's a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
3 of 5

“..is fast-paced, funny, and packed with - to indulge in a bit of ad-speak -eye-popping action..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“..another slow, sluggish, lead-sandaled adaptation of the Greek myth..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
3 of 4

“..a surprisingly satisfying blend of action, adventure and swift plotting..”
by Bruce Demara [Toronto Star]
3 of 5

“..a picture that is easy to indulge in, and enjoy..”
by Stefan Pape [HeyUGuys]
2.5 of 4

“.."Hercules" steals zestily from other films in this and other genres..”
by Peter Keough [Boston Globe]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Dan Jolin [Empire Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

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