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  • Summary: Acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee turns his masterful eye to adapting the classic Marvel Comics character for the big screen. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. A movie likely to rally huge audiences who want to take another roller coaster ride. And though it may disappoint a few of them, it's also a film that gives you something to think and feel sad about. It smashes you -- gently.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    Where so many comic-book movies feel as disposable as Kleenex, the passionate, uncynical Hulk stamps itself into your memory. Lee’s movies are built to last.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    75
    Lee’s use of split-screens and dynamic transitions makes the process of actively interpreting his monstrous vision a fresh and unrivaled experience.
  4. 60
    Some Marvel fans and die-hard devotees of Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder who played The Hulk on television (and who does a brief walk-on here), may find Ang Lee's whole enterprise grandiose and, given its not-always-successful attempt to fuse brains and brawn, a little bit silly.
  5. 50
    The main problem with The Hulk, really, is that there isn't enough Hulk in it.
  6. Nolte's exploding patriarch jacks up the story's antisocial wish fulfillment into a Nietzschean-anarchist's wet dream, but one can only vainly hope that the preordained sequel will head in that dastardly direction.
  7. In future Lee can best serve his versatility by never doing anything like this again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 137
  2. Negative: 55 out of 137
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    Ang Lee's take on the Hulk story is clearly the superior cinematic film adaptation over it's remake The Incredible Hulk. This picture takesAng 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
  2. AaronF.
    Feb 21, 2007
    9
    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 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! Collapse
  3. my
    Jun 13, 2008
    8
    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 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
  4. Aug 5, 2013
    5
    Though it contains decent Hulk smashing action in it, it's overlong with too much dialogue choked up into it that by the time the action comesThough it contains decent Hulk smashing action in it, it's overlong with too much dialogue choked up into it that by the time the action comes around you feel too deprived of quality entertainment. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    4
    The only good in this film is the poster. Is atractive. But the film that is the most important is a biggest disaster, the performance of EricThe only good in this film is the poster. Is atractive. But the film that is the most important is a biggest disaster, the performance of Eric Bana like Hulk is terrible, and this poor intent to do that Hulk looks like a bad and violent guy, really? because is like a Barney's friend. Expand
  6. PaulL.
    Jul 15, 2008
    2
    This is far the worst superhero movie ever yet. Dear Ang lee, please i forbid to stop making those American superhero comic strip or else you This is far the worst superhero movie ever yet. Dear Ang lee, please i forbid to stop making those American superhero comic strip or else you continued to ruin them. Here the mistakes. You turned this Superhero movie into a more of a drama. Plus the action scenes wasn't that great eiter. Kid might like those. But for older people it is boring.Way Way Way too much talking man. you don't know any action that well and so does you partner name James sclamcus. do you know any actions that well? Guess not! You should study more action appealing to American Audiences. OR even better, they should hired John woo, another Chinese Director who know more action better. He directed Face off. the story and the action in Faceoff is beautifully crafted. Expand
  7. john
    Mar 13, 2008
    0
    This was the worst movie ive ever seen in my life, my god was it just ridiciulous. Id rather stand in front of a moving train then watch this This was the worst movie ive ever seen in my life, my god was it just ridiciulous. Id rather stand in front of a moving train then watch this movie again, it was so boring, stupid and weird that I walked out 20 minutes in. I hate this movie so much and I can't believe garbage like this will be shown to people. Expand

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