The Incredible Hulk Reviews

  • The audience, in all likelihood, will be so grateful not to see another joyless, inert, pea green dud that it may not mind that The Incredible Hulk is just a luridly reductive and violent B movie -- one that clears a bar that hadn't been set very high.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The new movie about Dr. Bruce Banner is called The Incredible Hulk. But let's not get carried away: The Adequate Hulk would have been a more suitable title.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • What Hulk smash most? Hulk smash all hope of interesting time in cinema.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • The saga is uneven and there are plot holes, but as a popcorn movie steeped in action, it keeps our attention.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • A classic comic-book hero quest that, while not entirely novel, hews to its own rules and conventions with dignity and artfulness.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • In their determination to make a reliable action movie, they forgot to make an interesting one.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • The Incredible Hulk is The Pretty Good Hulk. All things considered, of course.

    Robert Wilonsky — Village Voice

  • The sad truth is, a movie Hulk is less a force of nature and more a pathetic weakling.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • This new production, starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, looks a lot better -- sometimes it looks great -- and it's a thunderously efficient enterprise, with a nice surprise at the very end.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • In close-up the Hulk is more cartoonish than scary, but when he's ripping armed vehicles to shreds? Kewl.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • It moves well for the most part, it delivers a worthy bad guy, and, in Edward Norton, it has a hero constantly on edge and on the run, a more swaggering and modern version of Bill Bixby's Banner from the '70s TV series.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • The chief fault of The Incredible Hulk is that it aims to be the diametric opposite of Lee's, and it jettisons what actually worked.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • Digital spectacle is both too much and too little, and it's beginning to put some of us in a funk of disappointment and boredom. When you've seen one half-ton piece of metal flung through the air, you've seen them all.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • It sidesteps the intriguing aspects of Hulkdom and spends way too much time in, dare I say, noisy and mindless action sequences

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Incredible overstates it, but The Incredible Hulk finds a viable way to retell an old Jekyll and Hyde story, dating back to the early 1960s and a Cold War that inspired its share of unruly Marvel Comics misfits.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • There's enough adrenaline pulsating throughout this bang-up Marvel Comics adaptation to erase 2003's Hulk from memory (Ang who?).

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Alas, The Incredible Hulk is no Iron Man, and a brief appearance by a devilishly goateed Tony Stark only serves to remind us of that fact.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This Hulk may not be a certified smash, but it makes a big impact.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Broad, loud, straight-ahead and raucous, The Incredible Hulk may not be the smoothest or smartest movie ever made, but it sure captures the spirit of its giant green protagonist.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Big, loud, messy and most of all fun, The Incredible Hulk offers more evidence that, when done right, the comic-book hero story can indeed be, well, super.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

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