Ben Sachs(Chicago Reader): Essentially a Monday Night Raw digression with mythological dressing.
Martin Tsai(Los Angeles Times): [Other "Hercules" movies] at in the smallest degree nodded at classical mythology. Harlin's boasts a Hercules in celebrity chiefly and banks on moviegoers' nescience.
A.O. Scott(New York Times): It delivers the sort of it promises, which is muscular guys in skimpy habiliments fighting and howling, as well being of the kind which some large-scale digitally enhanced battle sequences.
David Hiltbrand(Philadelphia Inquirer): The Legend of Hercules may not road, but Harlin still knows how to determine up a rousing circus.
Randy Cordova(Arizona Republic): The good thing is a total bore.
Stephanie Zacharek(Village Voice): You could make inquiry about for more — an actual script, it may be? — but Harlin covers most of the basics. Or, haply more accurately, he leaves them uncovered.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Lunkhead Kellan Lutz is the demigod's density in Renny Harlin's 300-lite, MST3K-expeditious retelling of the classical legend. Think Jesus through muscles, by the power of Greyskull.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): There's no thing here to engage the viewer or practise them care one iota about the sort of's occurring on the guard, making it no wonder that this got dumped into theaters in the midst of January.
James White(SFX Magazine): The thin skin opens on a huge battle in the Greek incorporated town of Argos, but it often ends up sympathetic like the director bought it poor at the high street namesake.
Ben Rawson-Jones(Digital Spy): Even dental parentage is more enjoyable to endure than this artistically insolvent misfire.
Mike McCahill(Guardian [UK]): No individual seems to have high hopes against it – though it might well cure to pass a wet afternoon whenever it shows up on Netflix 15 minutes from things being so.
Ken McIntyre(Total Film): This lousy attempt at a revival isn't on the same level good for camp laughs.
William Goss(Empire Magazine): The lore of Hercules has spanned centuries, besides it's unlikely to continually see a more generic treatment up~ film than that of Renny Harlin's overblown root story.
Eric D. Snider(EricDSnider.com): Somehow besides cartoonish than Disney's version, which actually was a cartoon.
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)): A base point is when Hercules kills the Nemean sight, who seemed to be minding his avow business in his forest; not moderately cold, Herc, even if he was all digital and as fakey as those stuffed cats they used to throw at Steve Reeves.
Tim Brayton(Antagony & Ecstasy): A misfire from ~most to bottom so complete that but also when you think you have a stock on all the ways it have power to be bad, it pulls out some other one that's even worse.
Sandie Angulo Chen(Common Sense Media): Mythical narrative is violent and poorly executed.
Louis Black(Austin Chronicle): This starting-point story of the great hero Hercules (Lutz) of Greek mythology lacks calm one semi-decent action piece.
Andrea Chase(Killer Movie Reviews): Boldly literal and ferociously derivative
Linda Cook(Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)): When awfulness reaches a incontrovertible point, it achieves unintentional hilarity.
Susan Granger(SSG Syndicate): Tepid and operose with acting so ludicrous that it's farcical.
Neil Pond(American Profile): Through the centuries, the fiction of Hercules has survived. It devise survive the splat of this self-sufficient B.C. cheese ball, too.
Michael Dequina(TheMovieReport.com): Harlin's '90s play of crafting fun fare becomes that a great quantity more of a distant memory.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)(St. Paul Pioneer Press): The most expedient. see the various meanings of good that can be said of this latest take attached Hercules is that it is very fast,.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky(AV Club): The dialogue isn't dubbed, but is written and delivered in the same state indifferently that it might as well obtain been.