The Green Hornet

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 39
  2. Negative: 12 out of 39

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 12, 2011
    80
    The film is a blast.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jan 14, 2011
    75
    Feels like a movie that belongs in June or July, with all the other comic book fare. But I'll gladly take it now, no matter what the calendar says.
  3. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Jan 14, 2011
    75
    Seth Rogen is the Green Hornet. What else do you need to know?
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    Jan 13, 2011
    75
    Kato's often the best part of the movie. Britt calls him a "human Swiss army knife," and he's right; Kato is not a sidekick, but a fully formed hero who's full of surprises.
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Jan 12, 2011
    75
    A big, boisterous action-comedy - a funny, exciting and intentionally goofy summer movie that just happens to arrive in the middle of January.
  6. Jan 17, 2011
    70
    The mix is not nearly classic but is congenial enough to warm up a January weekend and perhaps to stoke a sequel. Call it "The Green Hornet Strikes Again?" No: "Kato II!"
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jan 14, 2011
    70
    Turns out, Michel Gondry has crafted an irreverently funny, ultramodern take on the 1930s radio serial.
  8. 70
    Never achieves sufficient traction to go the blockbuster distance.
  9. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Jan 14, 2011
    67
    Has enough kicks and verve to keep the winter blues at bay, at least for a little while.
  10. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jan 13, 2011
    63
    The Green Hornet doesn't suck. But don't expect it to hang together either, what with the clashing tones and melting logic.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 374 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 127
  2. Negative: 33 out of 127
  1. Jan 15, 2011
    10
    I went to this movie with high expectations after seeing trailers all over TV. I was not disappointed. Once again, the CRITICS ARE WRONG.I went to this movie with high expectations after seeing trailers all over TV. I was not disappointed. Once again, the CRITICS ARE WRONG. Geez, how many times have critics underrated movies? Anyways, the movie was great, acting was great, action was excellent, and overall just plain badass and worth your time. Full Review »
  2. Jan 24, 2011
    3
    Is this an action movie? A buddy comedy? A movie focused on character development and motivations and identity? Overall, there's a little bitIs this an action movie? A buddy comedy? A movie focused on character development and motivations and identity? Overall, there's a little bit of each of the above but not enough of each to make the movie redeeming or engaging. I was bored by the third act. And as with most 3D movies these days, the 3D adds nothing. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    3
    "The Green Hornet" has so many (green) cliches, even the smartest of the smartest audiences wouldn't understand this piece of crap.