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  • Summary: The Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In the film, scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage withinThe Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In the film, scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows—cut off form a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross—Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power. As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk’s creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as the Abomination, whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk’s own. (Universal Studios) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. "Iron Man" has more wit and style, but Hulk is a neat thrill ride with an intelligent script by Zak Penn and smart, well-paced direction by the French director of "The Transporter" series, Louis Leterrier.
  2. 75
    Loses something when it depends on its computer-generated creatures to carry the story. The effects are a mile above the previous Hulk film, but there's still a certain awkwardness to some movements, and an odd lack of definition to the massive muscles that makes them seem like gelatinous sacks of meat.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    The dialogue is minimal but sharp, the pace swift and the action sequences suitably loud and brutal.
  4. 63
    There's a certain pleasure to be had in some of the physical blowouts.
  5. 63
    Closer in spirit and tone to the comic books that spawned it.
  6. The result is solid and efficient, if unadventurous, illustrating both the lure and the limitations of comic book extravaganzas.
  7. Roth and Hurt glower semi-engagingly, and while Norton's scrawniness works, he seems intellectually disengaged, despite his helping to craft Zak Penn's script.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 146
  1. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    The Incredible Hulk is better, bolder and more explosive than Ang Lee's 2003 film. Edward Norton is Bruce Banner a scientist whose experimentThe Incredible Hulk is better, bolder and more explosive than Ang Lee's 2003 film. Edward Norton is Bruce Banner a scientist whose experiment fails and he becomes a violent green mutant. This film's special effects are amazing and Norton delivers better acting than Eric Bana in the 2003 movie. The Incredible Hulk has strong emotion, awesome action and breathtaking visual effects. The cameos by Stan Lee and Robert Downey Jr are funny and effective. This film is also a step up for The Avengers. The story is excellent and Liv Tyler rocks. This is one of the best, smashingly great films of the year. Thanks to director- Louis Letterer, the Hulk has more comic based fun and less boring action as Ang Lee's Hulk. Awesome, Epic and Humongous fun- The Incredible Hulk is breathtaking. Expand
  2. DreM.
    Jun 13, 2008
    10
    Awesome... one of the best of 08'
  3. AngieHope
    Jun 23, 2008
    9
    Great graphics
  4. "UnclePappy"Wolf
    Jun 16, 2008
    8
    A wonderful way to reintroduce a character everyone tried to write off as not film worthy. The film does justice to the pathos of Bruce A wonderful way to reintroduce a character everyone tried to write off as not film worthy. The film does justice to the pathos of Bruce Banners struggle with his inner green demon. If Marvel were wise they should wait awhile and release the Edward Norton edited version of the film to garner the much needed re-watch value. They could call it The Edward Norton Ultimate Incredible Hulk Cut. At least put it on the DVD. Either way without it this movie is a must see. !!! Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2012
    7
    A solid effort that delivers what you would expect from a Hulk movie and then a little bit more. Ed Norton is good as Bruce Banner and theA solid effort that delivers what you would expect from a Hulk movie and then a little bit more. Ed Norton is good as Bruce Banner and the action scenes are impressive. It is not the cleverest or the most thrilling superhero movie but it should appeal to fans and non-fans alike. Expand
  6. FerdbutB
    May 2, 2009
    6
    The Incredible Hulk is a fun decent movie that's a vast improvement over the 2003 version. The movie isn't incredible other than The Incredible Hulk is a fun decent movie that's a vast improvement over the 2003 version. The movie isn't incredible other than the special effects and often the movie did get boring but, the cast was okay and the action was impressive so it wasn't bad. Expand
  7. LawrieS.
    Jun 28, 2008
    1
    I find it difficult to say how bad this film truly is. There is a really bad plot (hulk gets chased by American military, done), there is I find it difficult to say how bad this film truly is. There is a really bad plot (hulk gets chased by American military, done), there is virtually no script as anyone hardly ever says anything, it's really dark, the hulk is a pussy, please let me stop. OK Tim Roth is an uber soldier that turns into a bigger and more evil creature than the hulk, please get real! Save yourself the time and DO NOT WATCH IT!! Expand

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