“'HULK' Is An Incredible Film. It Is Epic. It Is Spectacular. It Is Dramatic, With Intriguing Character Development. This Film Is Purely Great. Ang Lee's 'Hulk' Is A Great Film. The Filmmaker Has Portrayed A Monster, With A Heart, And The Power Of The Gods”
“Good Character Depth, But The Rest Is Just Meh.”
“Not Enough SMASHING”
“They Fucked Up One Of The Greatest Comic Book Superheroes With This Piece Shit Movie That Insults In The Name Of Hulk”
“Its Overlong, No Hulkness, Just A Drama Crazied Director With No Sense For Action, Or Comic Book Eccense”
“They FUCKED Up One Of The All Time Greatest Super Heroes With This Garbage!!!!!!!!!”
“Why These Idiots Fucked Up One Of The Greatest Idea Created By Stan Lee”
“"Ang Lee......You Are No Way My Favourite....Also The Story Is Overly Long And Typically Terrible"”
“This The Dumbest Hulk Movie I Ever Seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Better Than The 2008 Version.”
“WHAT A DISASTER”
“Ang Lee's Vision Of The Green Goliath Focuses More On A Bogged Down Story Than It Does On Smashing”
“Really Boring Until Half Way Through”
“Boring And Just Flatout Stupid”
“Awesome Caracter Movie. I Love The Hulk.”
“Basically A Normal Action Packed Hero Movie.”
“This Movie Really Sucked”
“Too Much Banner Not Enough Hulk, Make Audience Want To SMASH!!!”
“The Hulk Is A Great Greek Tragedy That Is Sadly Polluted By Studio Interference.”
“What's Offered Simply Isn't Up To Par With Our Appetite.”
A big-budget comic-book adaptation has rarely felt so humorless and intellectually defensive about its own pulpy roots.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Incredibly long, incredibly tedious, incredibly turgid.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
The special effects of Hulk's appearance may not themselves be staggering, but there's something intriguing about the compositions Lee invents for his fugitive.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Lee tries to spruce it all up with heavy use of split-screen, which is sometimes clever and sometimes distracting. But nothing can distract us from the overriding reality that too much of Hulk is a sulk.
Mike Clark - USA Today
A belabored, ostentatious, overlong behemoth.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Hulk doesn't deliver its summer payload.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Schamus and his fellow screenwriters have taken the most pompous elements of superhero comics -- the humorless archetypes, the italicized declamations -- and inflated them until they nearly burst with the strain.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
The upshot is sweetly melodramatic -- at least, you inevitably note, there are nominal humans aboard.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
The filmmakers said it was going to be smart -- really smart -- like all of Lee's movies. Instead, it's big, dumb and fun.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
A portentous souffle that never truly rises.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
A dark and serious psychological drama cum sci-fi spectacle, The Hulk is incredible for what it attempts rather than what it achieves. For some viewers, that will be enough.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
Hulk is hardly a masterpiece. But it is certainly one of the most psychologically ambitious movies ever unleashed on the summer-movie crowd.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
Despite the profusion of computer-generated effects, which rousingly bring the green guy to life, I often felt, for better and for worse, that I was watching a comic-book movie reconceived as a piece of serious mythmaking.
Peter Rainer - New York Magazine
Ang Lee has boldly taken the broad outlines of a comic book story and transformed them to his own purposes; this is a comic book movie for people who wouldn't be caught dead at a comic book movie.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It's a corker -- big, exciting, opulently designed, gorgeously shot and blessed with a top cast.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
[An] enjoyable summer behemoth.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
A terrific, great-looking movie that's rich and memorable and almost as huge as its mighty green star.
Karen Heller - Philadelphia Inquirer
Hulk is the lumpiest amalgamation of sci-fi and psychological drama since Steven Soderbergh's misfired Solaris.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hulk may not jump as high as some had hoped, but it still packs a solid wallop.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Lee's talents, though vast and subtle, are not suited to the material, and his endless quest to find meaning gets in the way of what we all want to see.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
An interesting effort to give one of the staples of mass entertainment something extra in the way of insight and feeling.
Andrew Sarris - New York Observer
Big, dopey and crammed with special effects that take the breath away.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
[An] impeccably crafted piece of megabuck fantasy storytelling.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
This messy, disappointing, self-important and utterly humorless version of the Marvel comic book character may be the toughest flick with a green protagonist to sit through since The Grinch.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
A fascinating, if flawed, extravaganza.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
A comic book movie as smart and expressive as the medium that spawned it.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
Ang has the arty smarts, Stan has the pop wiles -- now if only they could get on the same page.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
Are comic books art? Maybe, but this leaden, pretentious flick about Marvel Comics' big green id, from the overrated Ang Lee, is just schlock art for the NPR set.
Charles Taylor - Salon.com
Unlike your average comic-book blockbuster, The Hulk isn't a bad cartoon. It's a bad modern Greek tragedy.
David Edelstein - Slate
Lee's vision of Hulk is fresh and exciting, and he has fashioned a motion picture that's a breath of fresh air.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Filled with visual energy, genuine artistry and compelling human emotions.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
There is still much to keep you riveted.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
[A] likable if tame monster movie.
Manohla Dargis - Los Angeles Times
Whatever problems it has as a story, at least Hulk tried, honestly and desperately, to push the comic book move into new places emotionally and stylistically.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
The Hulk lacks personality; not a great movie.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
The best comic book adaptation I've seen so far with an excellent cast and well directed piece of art...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
A turgid, CGI-Frankenstein reject
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
The spectacular special effects and Lee's use of split screens provide some relief in a nonetheless tedious tale in which Nick Nolte (looking much like his recent mug shot) provides several unintentional laughs as Banner's father.
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
The film almost matches the inner conflict of its titular character, intermittently bogged down even as it soars to seemingly impossible heights.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
Lee and Schamus try on film genres like The Silence of the Lambs' Buffalo Bill tries on human skin.
Keith Uhlich - UGO
The only Ang Lee film where he shows even a modicum of originality in his direction or any real personality or interesting visual flair.
Derek Smith - Apollo Guide
What a strange and fascinating contraption Hulk is.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
The way Lee orchestrates the film is closer to painting than directing. At times, it feels as though a graphic novel is being laid out on screen.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
A talented director wasted on a poorly plotted and weakly acted film. Not even the visual effects are salvagable
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Nice as it would be to report that Ang and his co-writer/producer James Schamus had regenerated the summer blockbuster, we gotta poop the party.
Derek Adams - Time Out
The Hulk, like its lead character, is just too big.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
James Verniere - Boston Herald
It still looks and feels like a superhero movie, even if it didn't turn out exactly the way we wanted it to.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
Audiences expecting to turn off their brains and sit back for another blast of mere eye candy may stagger out of this 138-minute epic wondering what hit them.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer