Hercules
Hercules (2014)

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 4, 2014
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58%
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52%



Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hercules has Brett Ratner behind the cameras and Dwayne Johnson rocking the loincloth -- and delivers exactly what any reasonable person reading that description might expect.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Everything Guardians of the Galaxy gets right with its mix of action and comedy, Hercules botches.

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John DeFore
Washington Post

It simply fails to exploit its assets: an amusing, revisionist take on the mythological strongman, and the charisma of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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Robert Kojder
We Got This Covered

Director Brett Ratner's vision to debunk all of the mythology behind Hercules is a unique one, but it ultimately paves the way for a generic and often boring film.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

The story is fairly straightforward, and, more importantly, so is much of the action.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Hercules" heaves and grunts along, interrupted by battle scenes that are visually impressive (when's the last time you saw someone pick up a horse and throw it?) but emotionally uninvolving.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Johnson has a ball with the role, and there's something to be said for the exciting third act, but that doesn't make up for the sheer drudgery of the first two-thirds of the film that feature terrible pacing and very little characterization.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The battle scenes, though rousing, fall short of epic. But it's reliably fun to watch - up until the brutish, smudgy conclusion ...

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

The movie is plagued by a split identity: It's half-slog, half-Mel Brooks.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The movie could use more of its surprising if intermittent wit and less of its unsurprising if efficiently staged sword-and-sandal violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Flutie Archibald
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It's entertaining, and in the vein of other sidekick-action-hero movies like 'Prince of Persia' or… More
Apeneck Fletcher
The classic strongman of myth gets a makeover in this, as he is the leader of a band of do-gooder mercenaries (wrap your mind around that ... do-gooder… More
Phil Hubbs
K so earlier in the year we got a Hercules movie directed by Renny Harlin...sounds bad I know. It went for a serious historic tone with the odd added bit of… More
Nate Zoebl
What happens if you make a Hercules movie but take out all the unique things that make the classic hero who he is? Would he still be Hercules? This question is… More
danny d
not quite dull, but certainly not good. stripping away the mythology was a really bad move. the opening sequence would have made a much better film than what… More
Everett Johnson
Here is a perfect example of a movie that is much better than it should have been. Based on the trailers I expected this to be cheesy and a real eye roller.… More