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The Legend of Hercules Synopsis
Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
There's a fun retro camp to Hercules, with nods to classics such as Ben-Hur and Spartacus, as Hercules finds himself rowing slave ships and...
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The action comes thick and fast but the storyline is generic and Lutz makes a particularly dull hero. An Erymanthian bore.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Bilge Ebiri
Like so many of today’s action films, The Legend of Hercules is too busy peddling slick, stone-faced portent to ever bother making us...
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By Matt Patches
While the art of action filmmaking depreciates, Harlin remains steadfast in his classicism, even if the movie doesn’t have the foundation...
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By Susan Wloszczyna
While Lutz might possess the beefcake to fill out his chest armor, he lacks the acting chops to make us much care about the fate of his...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
At times, with its stiff, charisma-impaired cast, its digital sets and slo-mo slaughter, The Legend of Hercules has a whiff of the Augean...
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Slant Magazine

By Kenji Fujishima
Given its virtuous subject matter and the relative bloodlessness of its violence, perhaps Renny Harlin means for this film to be a means of...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
If The Legend of Hercules were just a little more inept or over-the-top, it might have been ridiculous fun. As it is, unfortunately, Harlin...
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Austin Chronicle

While watching it, I kept thinking this was like "47 Ronin," in which an unfortunate novice director was given a project way out of his or...
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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Where 300 made a virtue of its low budget by stripping the visuals down to their essential elements, the shot-in-Bulgaria Legend Of...
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By ezramasters
Only about 3 small decent scenes but other that that His tan make up in the beginning made it look like he had a skin disease . The lighting throughout the movie was embarrassingly obviously...

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By alba8
If you like action it is a must see movie. It was over so fast, leaving everyone wanting more. As the movie was wrapping up the crowd brust out in clapping and cheers!...


By nelsenwitt
This movie...had absolutely nothing good about it. Terrible acting. Terrible script. Terrible CG. Looked like a poor budget movie. It was...atrocious. I have no desire to encourage anybody to see...

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By jt4663
Just plain entertaining. Even though there was fighting it was not over the top gruesome for the sake of shock and awe. It was also refreshing not to have vulgarity and sex for the same reason....

No what I was hoping for

By e30styles
the constant action seem to pull your attention away from the fact that the main character can not act, not very well anyway. It just wasn't all I was hoping it would be and they could have spent a...

longest concession line

By Gargoyle69
This site does not work with firefox. Review is also on AMC St Charles Town Center, MD, that is a part of the overall viewing and should not be overlooked or omitted. First off, longest...

So so soooooooo bad!!

By dbr62
Without doubt, the WORST movie I have seen in this genre in many, many years. The "acting" is middle-school level quality and the special effects look like they were done by a 4th-grader with a Mac....

It was a nice day at the movies

By escrowchild
The movie had a Thor type story line, however, I enjoyed watching Kellan (Hercules) for over an hour in all his sexiness!! It was worth it!...

2 Hours You Won't Get Back

By longchaj
A waste of a good storyline. Poor acting, less than average visual effects, dark, predictable. In the words of the immortal Jed Clampett..... Pitiful....

Good Dating, and Sunday Afternoon Movie

By n18
The preview stated that this movie is about Hercules before he was a legend, so I knew that he wouldn't have super powers, so I didn't expect much action, and so I didn't have high hopes. The...

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Rated PG-13 | For Violence, Some Sensuality and Intense Combat Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mythical tale is violent and poorly executed.
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