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Hulk Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The movie's real locus of anger must have been the director, Ang Lee, once he realized what an epic clod his computer wizards had wrought.

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A comic-book superhero has seldom squandered so much screen time being conflicted about his heritage and destiny -- and I don't mean conflicted in a sexy, Wolverine-y, ''X-Men'' way, either; a big-budget comic-book adaptation has rarely felt so humorless and intellectually defensive about its own pulpy roots.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    There's a fine line between darkness and glumness, one that "Spider-Man" bounced off buildings to avoid. The Hulk lumbers across it.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Hits on all cylinders -- a smart blend of acting, direction, editing, design, costumes and effects.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A movie likely to rally huge audiences who want to take another roller coaster ride. And though it may disappoint a few of them, it's also a film that gives you something to think and feel sad about. It smashes you -- gently.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

The Hulk lacks personality; not a great movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of comic-book-style "action violence," meaning that there's a lot of destruction, but it's not very graphic. Some viewers may be upset by the tragic family events in the story.

  • Families can talk about the appeal of comic book characters, especially the Hulk, the tangible representation of repressed anger.

What to watch for
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    Violence: A great deal of comic-book-style "action violence," meaning that there is a lot of destruction, but it is not very graphic. Intense action and peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief non-sexual nudity.

  • language false0

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false4

    Consumerism: Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue