Hercules (1997)

Disney's animation team dipped into the rich well of ancient mythology for this musical comedy. The son of Greek gods Zeus (voice of Rip Torn) and Hera (Samantha Eggar), Hercules (voice of Josh Keaton) is stolen as a boy by the minions… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 15, 1997
DVD Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fast-paced and packed with dozens of pop culture references, Hercules might not measure up with the true classics of the Disney pantheon, but it's still plenty of fun.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

[An] insipid, lifeless, animated feature.

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Leonard Klady

It's a winning tall tale, cleverly told and wonderfully voiced...

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'Hercules' may be second-tier Disney, but it's TOP second tier, not far behind the studio's best animated work.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Chock-full of celeb cameos, puns and contemporary camp, the movie is annoyingly hip.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Another benchmark achievement for the Aladdin team of Musker and Clements.

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Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] Isn't one of the Mouse House's absolute best, but it is an astutely written entertainment with a keen aesthetic sense and a fun ensemble of characters. For Disney collectors, picking "Hercules" up is a no-brainer. Highly recommended.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

This is a bright movie, in both senses of the word.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

What fun!

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Josh Larsen

...compiles pop-culture references and genre tropes that are not only crudely envisioned, but often downright contradictory to the story at hand.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Disney saw another franchise opportunity in Greek myth and, using cues learned from pop culture quick riff artist Robin Williams in Aladdin, endeavors to set it… More
Phil Hubbs
For some time the animated Disney films didn't really hit me with much inspiration, by that I mean none of their outings grabbed my attention, the ideas… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It is irritating enough that they alter most of the original legend just for the sake of doing so, but the real problem here is that the jokes and pop… More
Michael Edwards
Now I know a lot of people are indifferent to this movie and either really love this movie or really hate it. Me personally I love it. For a couple reasons,… More
KJ Proulx
"Hercules (1997)" is a very fun kids film that get's pretty dark and mysterious at times, and is also very bright and colourful family fun.… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The film has aged surprisingly well. It is charming, fun, and can be watched over and over again. Highlights include the writing, and the songs "Go the… More