Hulk (2003)

Ang Lee directs the live-action feature film The Hulk, based on the Marvel comic book created by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby. Emotionally stunted Dr. Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) is part of a research team at the University of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 20, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Ang Lee's ambitious film earns marks for style and an attempt at dramatic depth, there's ultimately too much talking and not enough smashing.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[An] enjoyable summer behemoth.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Big, dopey and crammed with special effects that take the breath away.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

The worst thing I can say about this movie is that it's so smart, so deep, so well done, it might be too good for the teenage boy-audience these films are usually aimed at. Then again, that might be the best thing I can say about it.

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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out

Nice as it would be to report that Ang and his co-writer/producer James Schamus had regenerated the summer blockbuster, we gotta poop the party.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Despite the profusion of computer-generated effects, which rousingly bring the green guy to life, I often felt, for better and for worse, that I was watching a comic-book movie reconceived as a piece of serious mythmaking.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Whatever problems it has as a story, at least Hulk tried, honestly and desperately, to push the comic book move into new places emotionally and stylistically.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

An interesting effort to give one of the staples of mass entertainment something extra in the way of insight and feeling.

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David Edelstein

Unlike your average comic-book blockbuster, The Hulk isn't a bad cartoon. It's a bad modern Greek tragedy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

The Hulk lacks personality; not a great movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
Ang Lee tried way too hard to make this look like a comic book with the scene within a scene style sequences starting to get in the way of the storytelling. It… More
Candy Rose
Loved the TV series but was disappointed Hulk was very animated.
Eric Shankle
The Hulk in this film looks very fake. Disappointed with the story as well. It seems like it had potential but just missed the mark. The phycological aspects of… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Ang Lee's very thoughtful film, gives up the typical superhero story elements… More
Eugene Bernabe
Ang Lee's adaptation, though visually remarkable, still fails to build solidification for the franchise. Very subtle on the action and more of a concern… More
Everett Johnson
"Hulk" is one of those mixed bag movies that gets some things right, but more things wrong. I saw this in the theater(came out in 2003) and was very… More