100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
With writer-director del Toro given free license to go where his singular vision takes him, Hellboy II plays like Guillermo's Greatest Hits with even hotter visual effects.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Hugely inventive -- and smashingly beautiful.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Imagine the forges of hell crossed with the extraterrestrial saloon on Tatooine, and you have a notion of Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Golden Army dazzles like something out of "Jason and the Argonauts." To make a comic-book fantasy this derivative yet this dazzling requires more than technique. It takes a director in touch with his inner hellboy.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The endlessly inventive del Toro creates visual fantasies unlike any other, and the creatures on display here are truly extraordinary. But amid all the costumes, all the action, and all the special effects, it's the humanity that makes his work so memorable. Yes, the monsters are amazing. But the moment when a heartsick Hellboy discovers Barry Manilow? Priceless.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The talented fantasy filmmaker and heir to the "Lord of the Rings" throne gets the tone right throughout Hellboy 2, and the hip retro charm alone is enough to merit recommendation.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Of all the comic book movies that have spun out of theaters this long and pulpy summer, Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the most unapologetically comic book-y.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Highly imaginative and consistently amusing without pretensions.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A surprise package of fun, fright and untamed imagination.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Goes somewhere the first "Hellboy" never ventured: into the Realms of Tedium.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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