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  • Summary: A supernatural action-adventure based on Mike Mignola's acclaimed Dark Horse Comic series of the same name. (Sony)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    Hellboy just might end up being one of the best movies you see this year.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    Del Toro moves his story along with unrelenting energy and wit while introducing the opposing parties with admirable efficiency.
  3. 80
    One of the sturdier superhero movies of the last couple of years, with monsters and effects and diabolical baddies to spare, a heart as big as a house and a love story that actually gets its hooks in you.
  4. 75
    Hellboy likely won't be the best comic-to-screen adaptation this year, but, squared off against its early-season challenger, Marvel's "The Punisher," this is the winner.
  5. 70
    Pretty much impossible not to like a little, but it's also hard to like a lot. There's a fantastic film to be made from this material, but now, the burden of making it falls to a sequel.
  6. 67
    While the film ably thrusts longtime fans of Mignola’s highly stylized artwork and newcomers alike into the world of that ol' debbil Hellboy, the film suffers from both scattershot character development and a serious case of H.P. Lovecraft overdose.
  7. Hellboy is as much a wreck as "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" or "The Punisher," coming and going in two weeks, and as much a bore as "The Hulk."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 90
  2. Negative: 13 out of 90
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  2. PrinsM.
    Mar 6, 2008
    Good adaptation of an awesome graphic novel.
  3. Mar 10, 2011
    A truly enjoyable movie, while it borrows some elements from Wolfenstien like Germans opening a portal to hell during WWII, and a top secret government paranormal defence agency, but the unique science fiction plot will have you hooked, a blast to watch with great action and humor, truly enjoyable. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    Sporting a great quantity of keen visuals and impressive costume designs, Del Toro's comic adaptation manages to astonish with its unique style and appealing characters. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    Guillermo Del Toro's "Hellboy" isn't exactly a balanced movie; it kinda sides with the friendly side, which results in less action sequences than you think. Nevertheless, its still a visually great film to watch. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    Hellboy spits fire.
    A very unlikely hero from another dimension, amazingly ends up being a pretty solid overall film. A very humanizing tale
    on and otherwise other worldly creature, and a collection of good action sequences make this more than just your average super. Expand
  7. May 28, 2012
    I tagged along with two friends who wanted to see this. I apologized for laughing. Then they too started laughing. Then we walked out. The ticket guy asked how the movie was and i farted. Expand

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