The Legend of Hercules
The Legend of Hercules (2014)

In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero - the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 10, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2014
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cheap-looking, poorly acted, and dull, The Legend of Hercules is neither fun enough to qualify as an action movie nor absorbing enough to work on a dramatic level.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Essentially a Monday Night Raw episode with mythological dressing.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

It delivers what it promises, which is muscular guys in skimpy clothes fighting and howling, as well as some large-scale digitally enhanced battle sequences.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film is terrible, and should be avoided.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

The dialogue isn't dubbed, but is written and delivered so indifferently that it might as well have been.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Legend of Hercules may not track, but Harlin still knows how to set up a rousing circus.

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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

While some of the effects are alright, the Nemean lion that Hercules battles in one scene looks comical. Hercules, looking like a beefcake at a toga party, starts using his superpowers only towards the end of the film. Too little, too late.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

[Other "Hercules" movies] at least nodded at classical mythology. Harlin's boasts a Hercules in name chiefly and banks on moviegoers' ignorance.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

The whole thing is a total bore.

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Chris Stuckmann

This film should be removed from theaters as soon as possible to avoid damaging the brains of people who have the misfortune of seeing it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
It's as if director Renny Harlin watched Gladiator and said, "Yeah, I can do that, but much worse." The plot is almost exactly a ripoff of the… More
Christian C
Apparently acting lessons were not among the Labors of Hercules. The true Herculean labor associated with this film seems to be the cleaning of the stables --… More
Edward Boxler
The story of Hercules has graced us many times in numerous incarnations. Renny Harlin's latest turkey, The Legend of Hercules, is the myth told in the most… More
Al S
Wow, what a massive and tremendous mess of a film with a tremendous amount of awful acting, awful love story and sloppy action scenes that try to rip off the… More
KJ Proulx
Uninspired, wholly unoriginal, and it strays so far from the source material of Hercules that is may just be called "300: Hercules the New Recruit,"… More
Kevin M. Williams
I thought, "another sword and sandal EPIC" and so i began with very little hope (and sort of sneering) just to start. Halfway through I realized that… More