• Roger Joseph Ebert

    Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "The Green Hornet" is an almost unendurable demonstration of a movie with nothing to be about. Although it follows the rough storyline of previous versions of the title, it neglects the construction of a plot engine to pull us through. There are pointless dialogue scenes going nowhere much too slowly, and then pointless action scenes going everywhere much too quickly.

    Seth Rogen deserves much of the blame. He co-wrote the screenplay, giving himself way too many words, and then hurls…

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  • Shay Casey

    ★½ Watched by Shay Casey 17 Apr, 2014

    This appears to be a parody or "deconstruction" of super-hero origin stories. You know how sometimes you start deconstructing a subject, and you keep deconstructing and deconstructing, until you go so far that the subject just loses all meaning and significance? This is that movie.

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  • Phil

    ★★ Added by Phil

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 10 Feb, 2011

    I was digging it until that awful third act, where it throws whatever (apparently misguided) snark it had built up out in favour of a totally ridiculous and thoroughly boring extended action sequence.

    Rogen's schtick still works for me, though, for whatever reason.

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★★½ Added by Eugene McCrann

    Gondry still gets flex his muscles at opportune times, viz. a collector's car-show merry-go-round shot in fast motion with Rogen and his lady friend dancing hyper-kinetically; an action stop where Kato freezes time to calculate all of the dangerous objects in the vicinity before eliminating them in similar fast framed fashion; or Gondry's notorious touches, like Kato's affinity for patentable creation (coffee machine), the nostalgic technology of the Daily Sentinel, or the metamorphosis of common objects into weapons of head…

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  • AlvaroMortem

    Watched by AlvaroMortem 06 Apr, 2014 1

    Michel Gondry re-inventa el personaje de The Green Hornet desde la única posición que puede hacerse: desde la parodia. Sin afectación, con mucho humor y aún mejor acción —sorprendente ya que, en su dosificación perfectamente medida, no dejan de sorprender por la elegancia: sobrios en el uso de cámara, pero espectaculares en acción— consigue hacer aquello que la mayoría de películas de super-héroes, incluidas la mayor parte de la super-potencia cinéfila que es ahora Marvel, no consiguen: hilar con corazón…

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  • Arthur Freitas

    ★★ Watched by Arthur Freitas 29 Mar, 2014

    É possível agradecer Gondry por ter feito esse filme sair tão errado que a possibilidade de se transformar em uma franquia é quase zero?

    Aliás, me fez rir.

    Obrigado Gondry.

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  • Faith Korpi

    Rewatched by Faith Korpi 28 Mar, 2014

    As far as really bad superhero movies made by amazing French directors go, this is my favorite.

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★½ Watched by Andy Summers 28 Mar, 2014 2

    One of the problems I have when reviewing a film like this is the simple fact that I hate Seth Rogen. He's obviously a talented guy, he just doesn't do it for me. Even a movie I loved like Take This Waltz was almost ruined by the same old shtick he brings to everything he's in. He plays the same part in every film, normally an immature dick.
    The Green Hornet is another of those superheroes that I'm quite unfamiliar…

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  • Felipe

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Felipe 22 Mar, 2014

    I really dig this movie. Lots of cool visuals.

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  • kylegarvey

    ★★½ Added by kylegarvey

    A weird, unsuccessful buddy-movie/action-comedy hybrid that, instead of falling flat, never really stands up at all. The zany violence is ably handled by Michel Gondry, especially the first fight against robbers (frenetic yet calculating, like in SHERLOCK HOLMES) and the later brawl between Kato and Britt (loose yet gruesomely emotive, like in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS); it's exciting and passably funny. But the remainder of the movie, whether friendly goofballs or cackling villains or self-serious newspapermen, is just awkward and lazy and…

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  • Midyas Mikari

    ★★½ Watched by Midyas Mikari 09 Mar, 2014

    The Green Hornet is everything A Green Hornet film isnt supposed to be - written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but fortunately they did a good job.

    As soon as I saw the poster I knew this wasnt what fans of the original Green Hornet were expecting and lowered my expectations a bit. Its pretty funny, although some Seth Rogen jokes feel veery out of place and forced, but he´s fun to watch nonetheless (and he is ripped as…

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