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Hercules (2014) Synopsis
Hercules has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace seeks his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, but in a summer of...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
It’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done...
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60

Total Film

By Jamie Graham
By the beard of Zeus! Brett Ratner delivers fast, fun thrills to score a sound victory over Renny Harlin’s laborious The Legend Of Hercules.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
There's a welcome lack of pretension to the proceedings. Stalwarts like Hurt and Ian McShane are on hand to class up the joint — everyone's...
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60

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Sure, the film is crude, calorific and full of groanworthy half-jokes, but it holds together. It stacks up as an oafish pleasure for an...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
There are some rousing battle scenes, preceded by stirring addresses on the subject of going to Elysium – all cheekily borrowed from Ridley...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fast-paced, funny, and packed with – to indulge in a bit of ad-speak — eye-popping action.
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60

Empire

By Dan Jolin
With Hercules, Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson are out to entertain you — no more, no less. And that is just what they do.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Director Brett Ratner has always been associated with spectacle but, even for him, this represents a misstep because the "wow!" factor is...
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Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
Strap on your swordbelt, buckle your sandals and oil up your rippling six-pack, because here comes yet another interminable, CGI-drenched...
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Epic

By kendo1717
Rock was perfect. All that hard work paid off. his body looked great. what a demi God should be. They don't portray him as unbeatable and makes you really sit back and think. anyone can be whoever...

Surprising and different

By sopranocharisma
In a honesty as many have said the trailers are misleading, in my humble opinion this doesn't make Hercules bad, just different than expected. Many people have a hard time letting go of expectation...

Hercules' strength lies in it's action.

By doubletapstudiosoffi
You came to see a movie about Hercules starring The Rock... what did you expect? Brett Ratner did a good job of directing this far superior Hercules movie than the previous (I just wish I could...

not what the trailers hinted

By timsalinas23
when you watch the trailers you think it's gonna be about the legend... what you get is the reality, the man behind the legend, not the demigod. I was disappointed...

Bored

By gmurphy412
it put me to sleep...

Generic, dumb action movie.

By Alex_Gonzales
saw it in 3D. Gimmick effects that actually took advantage of that can be counted on one hand. budget went mostly to fake blood. hammy acting even from an acting great, John Hurt. the movie was...

Looked good, minimal story

By nickyney
Dwayne Johnson was good, the effects were great. The story left a lot to be desired. I liked it but it wasn't all it could have been....

Omg

By YellowGummyWorm
There's nothing I can write to explain the passion of awesomeness I have towards this movie...

excellent

By escoetracy
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Hercules

By brookins38
The Rock played da best Hercules every! And his brothers in arms complimented him very well! Great movies!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sensuality, Intense Combat Action and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Predictable adventure has lots of violence, decent actors.
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