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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Everything Guardians of the Galaxy gets right with its mix of action and comedy, Hercules botches."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It simply fails to exploit its assets: an amusing, revisionist take on the mythological strongman, and the charisma of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson."
‑ John DeFore, Washington Post
"The movie could use more of its surprising if intermittent wit and less of its unsurprising if efficiently staged sword-and-sandal violence."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"It's Dwayne Johnson, the artist formerly known as "The Rock," playing Hercules, the strongman demigod of Greek legend. Movies don't come any more basic, and straight-forward, than that."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Best to skip this arid endeavor and instead watch Joel and the Bots tackle Hercules Against the Moon Men on MST3K."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The story is fairly straightforward, and, more importantly, so is much of the action."
‑ Sherilyn Connelly, Village Voice
""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."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Prejudicado pela irregularidade do roteiro e por uma direção que transforma as sequências de ação em momentos de puro tédio."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"May be a more tongue in cheek approach to the legend and anti-hero, but it works well as a breezy action adventure with a slight comic bent."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Predictable adventure has lots of violence, decent actors."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"The battle scenes, though rousing, fall short of epic. But it's reliably fun to watch - up until the brutish, smudgy conclusion ..."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The movie is plagued by a split identity: It's half-slog, half-Mel Brooks."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"This is mythmaking for dummies, a "Hercules" with no poetry, only incompetent brute strength. But Ian McShane had a good time."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"Its incredible competence prevents it even from being ironic, campy fun."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Color me "surprised" in regards to Brett Ratner's Hercules, an unexpectedly thrilling, smart and at times moving new take on everyone's favorite demigod."
‑ Charles Koplinski, Illinois Times
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