“A Bad Movie That Could Have Been Good If They Had Given It More Affection.”
“One-Paragraph Review Competition #4.”
“Avoid At All Costs.”
“"when I Dot Have Light At Home I Throw A Fart And I Can See Everithing Quite Clear"”
“Best Superhero Ever, Best Superhero Movie Ever”
“Visual Effects Great!!!”
“Was Ok But It Could Of Been Better”
“Solid Comic Book Movie, Critics Are Wrong”
“The Ring Intended To Rule Them All! Sadly, It Did Not Have Enough Will Power!”
“HD ENGLIS VERSION”
“.. For All The Haters ..”
“A Fun Super Hero Action Movie.”
“This Movie Is Dissapointing.”
“Enjoyable, Rewatchable, Ownable”
“Green Lantern Is A Decent Film”
“In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, Try To Enjoy, Do Not Smite.”
“Much Better Than Expected! Worth Seeing.”
“It Feel Like Superman More Then Green Lantern!”
“Not As Bad As Its Being Called, But The Film Still Lacks Something.”
“While Not The Train Wreck Some Critics Have Called It, Green Lantern Is A Tremendous Disappointment To The Fans Of The Comic Book.”
“Really Enjoyed It!”
“I Tried To Like Green Lantern .. I Really Did But I Just Could Not Take It Seriously. Ryan Reynolds Was Not Well Suited , It Was A Thin Plot With No Truly Good Action Sequences. It Tries But Its Best Is Not Good Enough One Of The Worst Movies Of The Year”
“Great Job Ryan”
“My Worst Fears Were NOT Realized”
“It Seemed Like Such A Miracle, Like A Childhood Dream, Having A Ring That Could Do Anything. So Far, It's Been A Problem.”
“WAS AN AWESOME AWESOME MOVIE”
“If Only There Was More Of Everything.....”
“The Worst Superhero Film Of The Summer.”
“Cornball Dialogue And Poor Characterizations Drag Down The Successes Of The Incredible Visual Effects.”
“Sloppily Written And Derivative”
“5 OUT OF 5”
Cornball dialogue and poor characterizations drag down the successes of the incredible visual effects.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
Darting between Earth and the rest of the cosmos, Green Lantern can be fun as spectacle (which is why kids may go for it), yet the whole movie is eye candy, and not much more.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
"Green Lantern" is bad.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Reynolds - so good in recent movies like Buried and The Nines - just looks like a slice of inert beefcake.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Lantern rarely taps the charm Reynolds has shown in previous films. Consequently, it's hard to imagine why the nebulous Corps chose a cypher such as Hal as its savior.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Neither amusing nor exciting enough to ensure a long-running franchise.
Mark Jenkins - Washington Post
Green, we're told at some point in "Green Lantern,'' is the color of will. Based on the movie surrounding that line, it's also the color of won't. Won't make sense. Won't satisfy a soul. Possibly won't make a dime.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Campbell's ADD style privileges spectacle over story -- so much so that the film never rewards the viewer for even trying to keep track of what is going on.
Karina Longworth - Village Voice
More "Daredevil" than "Dark Knight."
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Mr. Sarsgaard succeeds in creating a real guy with real passions. Apart from him there's nada.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Green Lantern opens with the words "Billions of years ago..." Take that as a sign of just how much time this ostensible action movie spends explaining itself.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
...a pretty joyless comic book movie experience.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it's not half bad.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
"Green Lantern" does not intend to be plausible. It intends to be a sound-and-light show, assaulting the audience with sensational special effects. If that's what you want, that's what you get.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Only in fits and starts, mostly in the most earthbound scenes between Reynolds and Blake Lively, does "Green Lantern" offer traces of real personality.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The result is a deadly disappointment, despite Ryan Reynolds's cocky, muscle-flexing charisma.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Reader
About as enjoyable as an explosion in the mold lab.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
A mind-numbing, misguided pandemonium that ranks as the biggest comic book misfire since "Batman & Robin" battled Poison Ivy.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a disjointed rumble in the cosmos, it's both too much and too little, and too dorky looking. In this case, Green means stop.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Even in the brainless world of cinematic comic books gone bad, it's as bad as it gets -- a dumb, pointless, ugly, moronic and incomprehensible jumble of botched effects, technical blunders, and cluttered chaos.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Martin Campbell's visually lavish sci-fi adventure is a highly unstable alloy of the serious, the goofy and the downright derivative.
Justin Chang - Variety
A relentlessly silly superhero flick with eyeball-rolling dialogue - set in vast, familiar-looking digital realms that look like rejected models from the second "Star Wars" trilogy.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
"Green Lantern" isn't "Jonah Hex" bad. But it's silly enough to be part of the same "silliest Warner Brothers comic book summer movies of all time" conversation.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Campbell seems unsure of what to do with one of the most shopworn figures from the DC Comics stable.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
It's almost as if no one cared to try hard enough to tell a coherent and engaging story.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Like the recent Thor, this comic book adaptation (credited to four writers, with a fifth getting co-story billing) splits its time between a distant planet, which is home to a highly-advanced civilization, and earth, where cocky...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
[The] movie groans with the strain of explaining who Green Lantern is, while also trying to sell the movie as a big, eye-popping summer entertainment. What gets sacrificed on the altar of this new franchise launch is any real sense of fun.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
"Green Lantern" is purely a popcorn movie for 12-year-olds, who won't be disappointed.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Even by the standards of the current run of mediocre comic-book movies, this one stands out for its egregious shoddiness.
Dana Stevens - Slate
The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Serves up all the requisite elements with enough self-deprecating humor to suggest it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
A joyless amalgamation of expository dialogue and special effects that aren't especially special.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Apart from some spiffy visual effects, which create coherent, scary textures and architecture for outer space, Green Lantern is the most generic of summer time wasters.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Green Lantern is a new primer on how not to make a comicbook movie unless you want to screw shit up. Flat FX, smirky acting, clunky writing and clueless direction. WTF?
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
He's an ambiguously...heroic hero.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
More science-fiction space opera than superhero epic, it works in fits and starts as its disparate parts go in and out of effectiveness, but the professionalism of the production make it watchable in a comic book kind of way.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Across the board Green Lantern is an average experience. There is zero character development, an overly confusing plot and way too much dodgy CGI assaulting the screen.
Benjo Colautti - We Got This Covered
Not "Jonah Hex" bad...but almost.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Green Lantern" does have a fair share of problems and yet is not quite as bad as some are making it out to be. It merely gets added to the long list of superhero films as one of the more forgettable ones
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
I would say that this film is 50/50 good and bad. The stuff that works really works, but the stuff that doesn't work doesn't really work.
Austin Kennedy - Sin Magazine
There's a bit more character in the extended cut, but the film is still a mess of tones, driven by a Star Wars-like narrative but cut down by a sloppy Transformers feel.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Thinks it is more impressive than it actually is. Faced with over-blown effects, characters look flat and disappear into the background without a whimper, thanks to an insipid script and the film-makers' unwillingness to flesh out anyone but Hal Jordan.
Simon Gallagher - What Culture
While it doesn't reach the heady heights of Iron Man, it's a worthy addition to DC's movie universe.
Rob Power - SFX Magazine
In an attempt by the script to be both epic and snarky, director Martin Campbell and actor Ryan Reynolds did the best they could with what they were given to work with.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
More science-fiction-y than most superhero films with some cool intergalactic visuals, the story can't quite make the most of Ryan Reynolds' charisma...
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
How many more of these superheroes can we take?
Leah Rozen - The Wrap
It drones on, needlessly complicating the story line with too many character relationships and too many dull stretches.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
parolo poy proorizontan gia megalyterh yperhrwikh toy kalokairioy, katelhkse na fylaei ta eispraktika nwta twn ypoloipwn sthn Amerikh
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
You'll need all the navigational help you can get, lantern or otherwise, to make it through this unfocused, CGI-driven mess of a movie.
Neil Pond - American Profile
whereas Marvel's summer movie Thor revelled in its outlandish setting, Green Lantern dithers between realism and all-out fantasy.
James Luxford - The National
I've always considered DC's Green Lantern to be one step too far over the line into "come on, that's just silly" territory. (Fresh, but only just)
Tim Martain - The Mercury
Acaba se revelando um passatempo relativamente divertido e agradavel.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Before Hal Jordan's big-screen debut, I'd never heard of the guy. And now, having sat through the confused mess that is Green Lantern, I don't mind if I never hear of him again.
Anders Wotzke - Cut Print Review
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
When Green Lantern does get its green groove on, its quite enjoyable... but the film is left sadly lacking due to the way it fumbles its set-up.
Matt Neal - The Standard
Green Lantern is all CGI sheen and no soul, taking the comic book movie one giant leap backwards in its inept attempt at creating a would be dazzling adventure.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Things improve as the plot kicks in, thanks to enjoyable performances from Peter Sarsgaard, as the more-or-less human villain, and Blake Lively as the feisty heroine.
David Stratton - At the Movies (Australia)
The green aesthetic misfires: the whole film looks as if it's been inspired by a particular shade of washing-up liquid, or the glowing screens of ancient computers.
Philippa Hawker - The Age (Australia)
A certain tone is needed to carry off the script's manifold absurdities. It has to be tongue-in-cheek rather than foot-in-mouth and Reynolds' success rate is intermittent at best.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
Everything fits together just well enough to work, but not enough to excel.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Apparently Sarsgaard's [character] went to high school with the characters played by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, which is perhaps the only joke in the movie to actually land.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Here's a comic book fantasy with a galaxy of special effects, a splendidly despicable villain in Peter Sarsgaard and heroics from the likeable Ryan Reynolds, who finds courage to overcome fear, win the girl and save the world.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
It's certainly not my cup of tea, but it does fulfil its promise to the core fans
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
- National Post
If serendipity is a collision of happy accidents that produce something greater than the sum of their parts, then The Green Lantern is its unlucky antonym, a film far less impressive than its superior individual ingredients.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
Robbed of his personal pronoun by a pan-galactic evil ...
Ed Whitfield - What Culture
There's an interesting conceit at the core of Green Lantern, the otherwise overstuffed and clumsy superhero outing starring DC Comics' ring-wielding interstellar cop.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
The screenplay isn't as bright as those of other superhero films. But "Green Lantern" isn't a dim bulb of a movie, either.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
The film also needs a jump-start or a new Central Battery sometimes that Reynolds alone simply cannot provide.
Lisa Giles-Keddie - Real.com
... the movie finds its bearings once Reynolds takes center screen; the franchise would do well to depend on him more than on sci-fi mumbo jumbo.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
A muddled mess of a superhero film swathed in layer upon layer of (fairly necessary) exposition and burdened by a seriocomic turn by lead Ryan Reynolds.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Not even Ryan Reynolds' charm, which pours out of the actor like water over Niagara Falls, can overcome the lumpy narrative and special-effects overkill.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Another comic-book hero hits the screen... and doesn't make a big enough splash
Robert Denerstein - Movie Habit
...an overlong and thoroughly uneven big-budget blockbuster that just barely earns a passing grade...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
A tedious hodgepodge of rote conflicts and character hang-ups.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Lantern proves it's not easy being green.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
A parlor game could be made out of how many times the word "fear" is uttered in Martin Campbell's superhero franchise non-starter.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
Green Lantern is a moronic superhero. Ryan Reynolds is too cool to play such a lame character. There...I said it.
Bob Grimm - Tucson Weekly
The only reason you go to see a movie like this is the special effects and the fight scenes, right? It has both in spades and the 3D effects are good, too.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Green Lantern makes an effort to differentiate itself on an aesthetic level, but otherwise it's what you'd expect - a special-effects bonanza following formula.
Andrew Hedley - Flicks.co.nz
Ryan Reynolds is a fearless fighter pilot famous for wielding his stick in many a starlet's cockpit.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Superhero movies have become CGI demo reels, and we go for long stretches wherein nothing organic is on the screen at all, except for the occasional green-screened actor.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Some things are better shrugged off.
Keith Uhlich - Reverse Shot
Green Lantern is reminiscent of 2008's The Incredible Hulk, another superhero flick that boasted a strong cast but went overboard on visual stimuli.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
It basically suffers from many of the same flaws as Thor did, but seems far more tired because we've already seen this story two times already this summer.
Matthew Razak - Flixist.com
The script is pretty dry and many of the scenes between Reynolds and Blake Lively don't work at all. It's a shame that the script doesn't give Reynolds the kind of winking humor that Thor had, and that he is so good at delivering.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
This is just one 'been there done that' super hero movie too many in a summer crowded with super hero movies.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - Ebert Presents At The Movies
The latest movie scraped from the barrel where studio execs store their childhood comic collections.
Jason Solomons - Observer [UK]
The F/X of Hal creating objects out of his ring's green light are successfully, modestly fantastic. Such professionalism needn't resort to dumb stereotyping.
Armond White - New York Press
A substandard superhero film.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The cocky charm of Ryan Reynolds and worthwhile 3D give this movie just enough magic.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
It has room to grow if Warner Brothers has the will power to deepen the characters and sharpen the writing in the inevitable sequel.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
That the super villain resembles nothing so much as a giant tentacled dust-bunny with teeth does nothing to make it strike fear in the hearts of the audience
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Green Lantern uses so much CGI it's a wonder anyone bothered bringing a camera to the set.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
Rises to the level of idly amusing summer trifle.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Richard Roeper - ReelzChannel.com
In desperate need of a visionary to turn it in to the space epic it deserved to be in the first place.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed