'The Green Hornet' Critic Reviews

81%
MovieWeb:   27 reviews
44%
Rotten Tomatoes:   232 reviews
  • Karina Montgomery rec.arts.movies.reviews
    40
    Seeing this movie in 3-D adds nothing to the experience. The most in-your-face thing about the movie is the crippling insecurity of all the main players, which rendered it painfully difficult to care about them. Waltz is delightful.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Pete Vonder Haar Houston Press
    60
    Gondry and Rogen walk a fine line between fairly brainless bro-medy and occasionally knowing examination of the superhero genre.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses
    30
    full review at Movies for the Masses
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Pablo Villaca Cinema em Cena
    40
    Um longa que nao so desaponta pelo roteiro, mas tambem (e ai o choque e maior) pela direcao nada inspirada de seu realizador.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Rob Humanick Projection Booth
    60
    With Jager, it'd probably be a blast.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Leonard Maltin ReelzChannel.com
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Rafer Guzman Newsday
    Part origin story, part spoof, part bromance -- the movie can't decide. It winks at itself constantly, but only to hide its cluelessness.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mike Edwards Obsessed With Film
    80
    Gondry's biggest success is recognising that superheroes can still be funny, and embracing that in every part of this film.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mike Edwards What Culture
    80
    Gondry's biggest success is recognising that superheroes can still be funny, and embracing that in every part of this film.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mark Ramsey MovieJuice!
    34
    3D, 4D. You can throw double-D's at The Green Hornet, and you'll still end up with C-minus.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed
    13
    Rogen takes what should have and could have been one of the most unique antithesis' to Batman and transforms it in to a vanity project for his one note comedy and flat one-liners...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk
    50
    Even if you "get" what The Green Hornet is trying to do, it is never terribly enjoyable.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ebert Presents At The Movies
    Really inventive.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Daniel M. Kimmel New England Movies Weekly
    50
    One of those annoying movies that has enough good stuff in it that it can't be dismissed out-of-hand, but enough deficits that one is hard-pressed to praise it.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Matt Neal The Standard
    60
    Rogen has re-created (Britt Reid) as a buffoonish, almost Maxwell Smart-ish hero, with a childlike ego that is one of the more infuriating elements of the film... (but) where the film really works is when Gondry cuts loose.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine
    38
    For a film with so many potentially hallucinatory avenues, imagination seems to be a worthless currency.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Josh Jackson Paste Magazine
    52
    His qualifications for the job seem to be: 1. Having a limitless supply of money. 2. Having a side-kick that does all the work.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael Black ReviewExpress.com
    20
    They cast Seth Rogan in the lead role. Big mistake!
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    63
    Seth Rogen, superhero? It's nearly impossible to wrap the mind around such an outlandish idea, almost on the same level as Sarah Palin as U.S. president or Ricky Gervais as the next recipient of the Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Simon Foster sbs.com.au
    Perhaps we should be grateful that The Green Hornet is a perfectly enjoyable Seth Rogen movie... But it's a major missed opportunity when you consider the Michel Gondry spectacle that it came so close to being.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jason Di Rosso MovieTime, ABC Radio National
    Michel Gondry's frivolous, exuberant film is a hard one to embrace.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Thom Atkinson Skinny
    80
    There is no grand sense of justice or even vengeance driving The Green Hornet; it is just that kicking ass might be fun, and it turns out it is.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Thom Atkinson The Skinny
    80
    There is no grand sense of justice or even vengeance driving The Green Hornet; it is just that kicking ass might be fun, and it turns out it is.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly
    38
    'Green Hornet' feels like a 20-car pileup of conflicted ideas with a lame plot buried underneath the rubble.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Charles Koplinski Illinois Times
    25
    Hornet lacks sting.
    Full Review » 4 years ago