The Green Hornet
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In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"[It] clocks in at a bloated 118 minutes. There is not, I promise you, 118 minutes worth of vital plot, special effects or comic business in this movie."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"Despite its obvious angling to become a franchise, this Green Hornet offers little that's worth committing to even the "cult flick" chamber of your brain."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The whole film feels fairly self indulgent on Seth Rogen's part. It's rather dull and quite a letdown."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"I like Seth, you like Seth. We all like Seth. BADLY miscast, here. And so was the director."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A dud, that has a few bright spots."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Part origin story, part spoof, part bromance -- the movie can't decide. It winks at itself constantly, but only to hide its cluelessness."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The Green Hornet doesn't seem worth the outrageous 3-D-glasses surcharge. In all senses, there's little that jumps out at you."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Aside from the James Franco cameo, this story is one disappointment after another."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A pleasingly average superhero movie whose greatest triumph is avoiding disaster."
‑ Ali Gray,
"There are some good ideas here but they're buried under masses of conventional superhero dross and half hearted execution. This is one vigilante who should really just leave all the hard work to the police."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"A facetious industrial product, and the first out-and-out bore of the year."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"There are elements of a sharp hero/sidekick inversion here: Kato is the handsome, brilliant inventor and karate expert; Britt is, well, rich enough to pay the salary of someone like Kato. But the inversion is inevitably incomplete."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"This movie would a helluva lot better with paper mache sets."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This had potential to be something of an action thrill ride, or at least a comedic, campy take on the usual superhero formula, but what we end up with is a directionless, pointless backdrop for blowing things up with some martial arts thrown in for kicks."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Hornet fans across generations will enjoy connecting this modern version to its pop-cultural roots stretching back more than seven decades,"
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
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