Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

Dwayne Johnson is Hercules in this latest movie incarnation of the Greek legend, directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), billed as "a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist." Having enduring his twelve labours penance, demigod Hercules has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

2014Rating: M, Violence, blood and infrequent coarse language98 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasy

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Hercules (2014) / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Brett Ratner, director of all three Rush Hour movies, buckles up for a sword and sandals beat-'em-up that starts off trying to put a real face on the Greek myth, only to surrender to the Hollywood gods and have a ball, with Hercules bashing everything from heads to horses. The ace up Ratner’s CGI toga is Dwayne Johnson, who, aided with little more than facial hair, a large spiky club, and muscles the size of Mount Olympus, lends this Hercules a likable persona, trapped inside a ludicrous physique.

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Variety

Variety

A refreshingly human spin... grandly scaled, solidly entertaining popcorn pic.

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Total Film

Total Film

Delivers fast, fun thrills to score a sound victory over Renny Harlin’s laborious The Legend Of Hercules.

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Time Out

Time Out

Yet another interminable, CGI-drenched mythic mish-mash with far more money than brain cells.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A cheerfully ridiculous and entertaining film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's just enough plot to keep the movie lurching forward, and there are plenty of battle scenes to delight connoisseurs of carnage.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

As a humorous blockbuster action Hercules is worth its weight in gold.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Ratner and Johnson are out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what they do.

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