Green Lantern Synopsis
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Serves up all the requisite elements with enough self-deprecating humor to suggest it doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Reynolds makes Hal a perfectly functional comic-book hero, but there's a big difference between functional and super.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
There are pros and cons to this Green Lantern, a half-campy, half-compelling adaptation of the superheroic DC comic books.
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NPR

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The film splinters into three near-discrete storylines that don't play all that well together.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The effects are so omnipresent it's like Reynolds' perfect hair is floating in CGI limbo. Yet when they need punch, as in a "Superman"-ish...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
What has Campbell wrought? An intermittently amusing, interminable affair that for sheer ugliness and a scenery-chewing performance by...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For a movie that touts the importance of humanity, Green Lantern is a strangely lifeless spectacle.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Green Lantern was meant to be a sci-fi adventure, but it proves to be a genuine mystery. How could its megamoola budget have yielded a...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hal claims that a Lantern's only enemy is fear itself. The thought of a sequel to this shamelessly soulless Hollywood product scares me...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is remarkably stunted.
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One of DC's best!

By ScottAyala
Green Lantern is such an epic movie! I'd have to say this movie is even better than the Dark Knight. You can stream it free at the website flíckgàtèwày . (c) (ò) (m)...

It was okay...

By pictouch
To be honest, I expected more from this movie. Not even worth the 3D... Yes, the graphics were nice and all, but if you saw it, it felt like it needed more. There are some parts where you...

Are you a 11 year old boy?

By roadrunnerkn
I'd take a pre-teen boy to see this but as for me (a 30ish mom), I fell asleep. Rent it on video and play cards while your middle schoolers watch it....

Green On the Big Screen!

By clobberingpunk
This movie is good in my opinion, I'm not saying its the best movie ever, but I'm also not saying its the worst movie ever! It has great action scenes, the CGI is great! and the plot is solid The...

Why such bad reviews?

By Chiss_Athena
I am not sure why the reviews were bad. I guess my assumption is the predictable nature of the movie. I did like the pacing of the love story. At the request of my friends, I did watch the animated...

Go Green

By Koali
For a superhero comic brought into moving picture mode this is perfection. I knew it was either panned or praised and I just wanted to see for myself. It is excellent. It neither blows out the...

Green Lantern......red light.

By sylar2744
As a huge DC comics fan I was highly disapointed in this movie for many reasons. The acting wasn't that great for one, and the story line needed alot of work. It seems jthat ust when the movie was...

Green Lantern is GOOD !

By Rocky Dragoncheeks
I am not sure why this tale of the GL is not being received as well as it should. It is a good movie! Certainly not as good as the last Batman, but definitely better than ALL the Superman movies....

Good, but...

By TerpsFan72
...It could have been sooo much better. The tried to shove to many things into this film. It had the potential to be a great comic book/superhero movie, but instead had to settle for just being an ok...

Just okay

By FireGirl911
Generally liked the movie but didn't think there was any chemistry between the two leads. And they are supposed to be childhood sweethearts?? Really? The 10+ age difference wasn't an issue? Too...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of sci-fi action violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Entertaining but superficial superhero thriller.
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