Universal Pictures | Release Date: June 20, 2003
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AaronF.Feb 21, 2007
This movie was great. It had a good storyline, good action, good drama, good everything. The dog fight scene could have been a liitle better but overall it was Great!
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MemburgJun 7, 2014
Ang Lee's take on the Hulk story is clearly the superior cinematic film adaptation over it's remake The Incredible Hulk. This picture takes groundbreaking CGI, a very odd and rather refreshing comic-book-esc editing style, and a very wellAng Lee's take on the Hulk story is clearly the superior cinematic film adaptation over it's remake The Incredible Hulk. This picture takes groundbreaking CGI, a very odd and rather refreshing comic-book-esc editing style, and a very well written script and characters in order to create a top notch action film. It really does the colossal badass Hulk a huge justice by showing Banner in his own, more human story and then taking the Hulk himself and putting him into some kick ass action sequences. It's a must see for any fan of superhero and/or action films, or just anyone looking to have a grand old time with a few friends. Expand
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grandpajoe6191Sep 23, 2011
Ang Lee's version of "Hulk" is different from those dreamy western versions. It has a prominent morale that is appropriate for its name with splendid acting. Don't criticize, but realize.
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JamesLJun 21, 2003
The Hulk was simply an amazing experience. Ang perfectly depicted the true essence of the Hulk story, namely the pathos of the misunderstood monster and the wounded, fractured pysche of the man. I think most people who enter this movie with The Hulk was simply an amazing experience. Ang perfectly depicted the true essence of the Hulk story, namely the pathos of the misunderstood monster and the wounded, fractured pysche of the man. I think most people who enter this movie with the expectation of watching a typical super hereo action movie will be disappointed. And those who know of the hulk only as a one-dimensional strong-man will likewise be disappointed. But for those who either know of the Hulk story and it's similarities to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or have an open mindset will be impressed with this movie. Ang Lee crafted he Hulk with the patient hand of a true artist. Expand
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Mad_Hatter91Jun 19, 2012
I loved this movie about Hulk. Because I was concerned as the director has explored the relationship between Bruce Banner and the Hulk and the story of Bruce himself.I also adored the actors that have proved equal to the task.
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Cinemassacre94Mar 20, 2016
One of the most underrated super-hero films of all time.

Fitting for a movie about a man at war with his powerful and contradictory impulses, Ang Lee's The Hulk simultaneously embraces its pulp roots and apologizes for them, sweating out a
One of the most underrated super-hero films of all time.

Fitting for a movie about a man at war with his powerful and contradictory impulses, Ang Lee's The Hulk simultaneously embraces its pulp roots and apologizes for them, sweating out a balance between theme and spectacle, large-scale destruction and intimate self-examination. Not since M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable has the superhero been so solemnly deconstructed, with heady references to King Kong and Frankenstein further loaded down by dense bits of philosophy and pointed antiwar sentiment. Lee and screenwriter James Schamus—who recently graduated from their more austere collaborations, such as The Ice Storm and Eat Drink Man Woman, to the rousing martial-arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon—may not have been the safest choice to wrangle a beast of this scale. At times, their overarching ambition seems harder to contain than the Hulk himself, especially when they ruminate endlessly on a backstory riddled with repressed memories, Oedipal conflicts, and other touchy-feely psychology. Yet out of this thick primordial soup, Lee finds a strong foundation for his fluid and innovative comic-book style, which brilliantly imitates the panel-by-panel form with splashy zooms, wipes, split-screens, and paintbox effects. Unknown outside Australia save for his galvanizing turn in the 2000 psychodrama Chopper, Eric Bana brings brooding intensity and a compact frame to the Jekyll/Hyde hero. The gifted son of a rogue government scientist (Nick Nolte), Bana fulfills an awful destiny when his experiments with gamma radiation ignite a genetic mutation passed along by his monomaniacal father in the mid-'60s. His roiling temper triggers his transformation into the less-than-jolly green giant, unleashing a destructive rampage that only Jennifer Connelly, his lab partner and erstwhile lover, can quell. When the military catches wind of the situation, Connelly's high-ranking father (and Nolte's former superior) Sam Elliott tries to stop him, but an opportunistic arms corporation seeks to harness his powers for nefarious ends. Lee and Schamus labor mightily to give their characters dimension and dramatic weight, but The Hulk doesn't come to life until the action sequences, which spark the wit and visual dynamism that lays dormant for long stretches. Beneath the creature's petulant rage, the film smuggles a potent response to the ongoing war on terrorism: The more U.S. firepower is thrown in its direction, the bigger and angrier the threat becomes. Infinitely more ambitious and purposeful than the average summer movie, though not as ruthlessly streamlined, The Hulk takes the form of a wounded behemoth, battling to negotiate a compromise between a strong artistic vision and franchise expectations. It doesn't fully succeed on either count, but its integrity and substance stand out like an oasis in a field of cotton candy.
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[Anonymous]Jul 5, 2006
Brave and massively underrated.
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OllieFeb 28, 2008
Hulk is totally underrated. It has a unique filming and editing style, reminiscent of classic comic books and, strangely enough, 24. Admittadly, the special effects are very dodgy at times (the dogs come to mind) and there is plenty of room Hulk is totally underrated. It has a unique filming and editing style, reminiscent of classic comic books and, strangely enough, 24. Admittadly, the special effects are very dodgy at times (the dogs come to mind) and there is plenty of room for acting improvement, but overall it's a very enjoyable experience. Expand
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myJun 13, 2008
With the release of the second Hulk film Ang Lee's take looks even leaner, meaner and incredibly brave. Hulk 2 is muscle bound with CGI effects - and while he has never looked better, there's something missing in his eyes. The soul With the release of the second Hulk film Ang Lee's take looks even leaner, meaner and incredibly brave. Hulk 2 is muscle bound with CGI effects - and while he has never looked better, there's something missing in his eyes. The soul Ang Lee meticulously crafted has been vapourised by FANS moaning that there wasn't enough HULK SMASH. Well, you got wht you asked for this time and it's right down there with the rest of the superhero flicks - all bluster and no heart. The second hulk movie is an XBox game to Ang Lee's novel. Thanks for ruining the hulk, hulk fans. Thaks for nothing. Expand
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HenryJun 21, 2003
The Hulk does not have the same magic which Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had delivered 2 years ago. However, that kind of 'magic' is rarely achieved in films anyways. I am very impressed with Nick Nolte's performance in this The Hulk does not have the same magic which Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had delivered 2 years ago. However, that kind of 'magic' is rarely achieved in films anyways. I am very impressed with Nick Nolte's performance in this film. The film also delivers in areas of cinematography and editing - there are many scenes that are truly elegant. Out of all the movies made based on comic super heros, The Hulk is the only film that injects the "human touch" into its character. Expand
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HenryJun 21, 2003
The Hulk does not have the same magic which Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had delivered 2 years ago. However, that kind of 'magic' is rarely achieved in films anyways. I am very impressed with Nick Nolte's performance in this The Hulk does not have the same magic which Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had delivered 2 years ago. However, that kind of 'magic' is rarely achieved in films anyways. I am very impressed with Nick Nolte's performance in this film. The film also delivers in areas of cinematography and editing - there are many scenes that are truly elegant. Out of all the movies made based on comic super heros, The Hulk is the only film that injects the "human touch" into its character. Expand
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MikeP.Jan 30, 2009
This movie is much better than what most of the critics and moviegoers say about it. First and foremost, it's not a popcorn flick. Most of the people who went to see this movie were probably expecting a mindless, fun superhero movie This movie is much better than what most of the critics and moviegoers say about it. First and foremost, it's not a popcorn flick. Most of the people who went to see this movie were probably expecting a mindless, fun superhero movie where a big, green monster smashes everything. Instead they got an intelligent, character-driven film about the sins of the father, psychological trauma, and profound tragedy. This was the first superhero movie that attempted to be meaningful and thoughtful. It failed because it targeted the wrong audience and its message flew right over the heads of the average viewer. Perhaps, it would have succeeded if it were able to better balance art with entertainment like what Spider-Man 2 and Batman Begins did after it. Expand
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ZenjaminJun 22, 2011
I implore anyone reading this to rewatch and rereview "HULK". Im amazed at the negative reviews, both professional and user. It seemed people wanted more mindless "HULK SMASH" then a real story with real character. People referencedI implore anyone reading this to rewatch and rereview "HULK". Im amazed at the negative reviews, both professional and user. It seemed people wanted more mindless "HULK SMASH" then a real story with real character. People referenced spiderman, seeming they were hoping for that. But years later, how many of your remember spiderman as a work of art? HULK is more "The Dark Knight" then it was "Spiderman". And it was ahead of its time as far as comic book flicks go. Years later, I remember the artistry of hulk flying through the canyons, creating an image of two surreal trippy worlds colliding. I remember the scene between Banner and his father to be the equivalent to the scene between Batman and Joker in Dark Knight. And while the fight scene after seemed long it parts, it illustrated the feeling you got from the movie days afterwards. That this was a fight between a mans humanity, and the primal god within, fighting to be released. Expand
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Spielberg00Sep 2, 2011
If you aren't familiar with the franchise started by Stan Lee's comic book series "The Incredible Hulk", think of this as an intense, fun mashup between DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE and SHREK. I know that sounds a bit disturbing, but really, that'sIf you aren't familiar with the franchise started by Stan Lee's comic book series "The Incredible Hulk", think of this as an intense, fun mashup between DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE and SHREK. I know that sounds a bit disturbing, but really, that's what THE HULK is: a regular man whose anger level raises and therefore transforms into a big, green, feared monster. Besides that bizarre factor, THE HULK has astounding, mind-blowing cinematography--some of which actually makes it seem like you're watching an onscreen, live-action comic book. And even though this one moves quite slowly at times, it's a well-acted sci-fi adventure that, unlike many other Marvel adaptations (nods to SPIDER-MAN), is rarely superficial. Expand
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ZilcellMay 26, 2012
Not quite the same Hulk as comic book fans will remember but a strong story that provides good explanations and backstory of the Hulk as he was meant to be.
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PrimalHunter70Apr 19, 2012
Hulk is one of the first superhero movies I have really enjoyed in a long time. I loved the epic story of Bruce Banner's troubled and violent past, and the acting was superb for most of the characters. Eric Bana gave a terrific performance;Hulk is one of the first superhero movies I have really enjoyed in a long time. I loved the epic story of Bruce Banner's troubled and violent past, and the acting was superb for most of the characters. Eric Bana gave a terrific performance; me as the viewer found myself sympathising with Bruce, and you even worried about what was going to happen to him. The special effects were good, as the Hulk himself ambles across the screen in perfect CGI fashion; also, the dog fight was thrilling and exciting. Hulk was a really enjoyable movie to watch, and I hope that Eric Bana reprised his role for the sequel. Expand
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BradySmithJan 2, 2015
An incredibly underrated and truly inspired comic book movie, Hulk is just as effective as serious drama, and as far removed from ordinary comic book blandness as The Dark Knight. Yes the action scenes are spectacular, but Hulk contains trueAn incredibly underrated and truly inspired comic book movie, Hulk is just as effective as serious drama, and as far removed from ordinary comic book blandness as The Dark Knight. Yes the action scenes are spectacular, but Hulk contains true psychological and emotional depth. Lee's direction is amazing, and I'm truly glad that he decided to give the film an engaging story instead of rushing headlong into the clichés and poor characterization usually associated with the genre. The fact that it was criticized by many for not having enough action shows how juvenile their tastes truly are. It's a great accomplishment. Leaps and bounds ahead of the reboot with Edward Norton. Expand
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TheApplegnomeJul 29, 2014
Hulk is an strange movie, and it got a weird story, but in the end it's watchable.

This film got much action, and I really enjoy the opening scene, even thought it might be a bit to excessive at the start, and the tempo is a little to
Hulk is an strange movie, and it got a weird story, but in the end it's watchable.

This film got much action, and I really enjoy the opening scene, even thought it might be a bit to excessive at the start, and the tempo is a little to slow. I also think that it's to much talking in this movie, which made it boring at several occasions. The actors are okay (but not more), and I think the soundtrack is great. The story is good, but it's not the best, because it's weird. The ending is very good and I really enjoy it!
Hulk is a film that got many unique and awesome things, but the tempo, the story and the poor acting made it odd.

Hulk gets a 7/10
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Meth-dudeSep 1, 2014
This Hulk adaptation is probably one of my favourite comic book adaptation ever.Great acting performances and great effects Hulk is really good sci-fi/action movie.Amazing landscape and memorable action scenes,hulk has everything.
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DrastreApr 30, 2014
Wonderful. One of my favorite movies of all time. It takes my favorite comic book character and makes him relatable, vulnerable and human. The score is one of the all time best. The action scenes are pretty great as well. It's a must.
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SCarlisleSep 5, 2016
An overall good experience for comic-book-literate and general audiences, but a few minor plot holes that leave audiences questioning the motives of several characters prevent the film from being an overall INCREDIBLE experience.
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