Hercules

Hercules

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Hercules

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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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

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.

3.0
0

Missing the Touch of the gods

While you can admire Ratner's somewhat original take on the Hercules story, the way in which the trailer sold us the film had us believing that it was something that it was not. The mythical elements that lacked in the film ultimately let it down. It didn't help either that as an audience you're not really drawn to The Rock's Hercules or his cause. And the...

2.0
0

I was more captivated by the set design, scenery, costumes. Here we have Hercules and his Tag Team outside the square having to fight the enemy not only outside their walls but also the enemy within their walls. Too much gore for my liking spoilt what would have been an enjoyable movie.

3.0
0

Better than I thought it would be

Really enjoyable despite the slightly sub-par special effects. Despite my love for Dwayne Johnson, I thought Rufus Sewell really stole the show.

3.0
0

Mighty Hercules

Entertaining movie with great one-liners that will give you a good laugh. Expecting a-bit more for the movie to be longer than just 98 minute, wasn't epic enough.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A cheerfully ridiculous and entertaining film.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A cheerfully ridiculous and entertaining film.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

Missing the Touch of the gods

While you can admire Ratner's somewhat original take on the Hercules story, the way in which the trailer sold us the film had us believing that it was something that it was not. The mythical elements that lacked in the film ultimately let it down. It didn't help either that as an audience you're not really drawn to The Rock's Hercules or his cause. And...

2.0
0

I was more captivated by the set design, scenery, costumes. Here we have Hercules and his Tag Team outside the square having to fight the enemy not only outside their walls but also the enemy within their walls. Too much gore for my liking spoilt what would have been an enjoyable movie.

3.0
0

Better than I thought it would be

Really enjoyable despite the slightly sub-par special effects. Despite my love for Dwayne Johnson, I thought Rufus Sewell really stole the show.

3.0
0

Mighty Hercules

Entertaining movie with great one-liners that will give you a good laugh. Expecting a-bit more for the movie to be longer than just 98 minute, wasn't epic enough.

3.0
0