Hellboy
Hellboy (2004)

Mike Mignola's acclaimed comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against evil arrives on the screen in vivid form in this adaptation directed by distinctive horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. During World… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 27, 2004
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81%
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65%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With wit, humor and Guillermo del Toro's fantastic visuals, the entertaining Hellboy transcends the derivative nature of the genre.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

When the movie's story line concentrates on the character of Hellboy and his relationships with those important to him, the film becomes a unique romp, with an exciting yet vulnerable superhero at the center who just happens to be the spawn of Satan.

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Time Out

Del Toro, in love with his source but never overawed by it, keeps things moving; Perlman ties it together with some of the driest witticisms this side of Indiana Jones. Like we said: fun.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It would be quite impossible to claim is that the filmmaker's love of his subject isn't apparent throughout every lovingly-crafted frame.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Played by Ron Perlman, he's the most magnetic action hero I've come across in a long while, though I couldn't make heads or tails of this story.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

To his credit, del Toro does not flinch from the ridiculous. But he is equally sensitive to Hellboy's pulp poetry.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Probably one of the coolest comic book movies to come around in years...

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David Germain
Associated Press

Unfortunately, after setting up this fresh blue-collar scenario in the movie's first hour, Del Toro wallows in pyrotechnics.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

This is the kind of movie you watch for its aura, for its appealing characters, for its marvelously sustained seriocomic romantic mood.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The screenplay has flashes of real wit, and Perlman is perfect in the title role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"In the absence of light, darkness prevails. There are things that go bump in the night, Agent Myers. Make no mistake about that. And we are the… More
Marc Lewis
This movie is one of the smarter superhero films around. In every sense of the word. Only, despite the name, it also has a very deep, moving and above all,… More
Directors Cat
Hellboy is a memorable character that brings humour to the overdose of action sequences in the film. I dont like super hero films that make an overdose of… More
xGary Xx
When the Nazis open a portal to Hell, a baby demon comes through and is brought up by a kindly scientist to become the point man for a US government backed… More
Alex roy
Decent Superhero/action film, Hellboy is a flawed, but nonetheless thrilling ride. Starring Ron Perlman (Whom I don't like, Hellboy does deliver some… More
Shawn Ewing
I found the concept and visuals to be quite good, but the tone is all over the place and there is a big lack of substance to the film.

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