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3,480 Ratings

Hellboy

Directed by Guillermo del Toro
United States, 2004
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

When the Nazis open a paranormal portal in search of monsters to aid them in their quest for victory, an infant demon named Hellboy is the result. After the German team is killed, the baby is raised by the Allies and becomes a superhero, defending the world from evil.

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Hellboy Directed by Guillermo del Toro

What are people saying?

  • Palmat's rating of the film Hellboy

    Perfect example of when a director totally understands and respects the source material he's given. The marriage of Del Toro and Mignola is both natural and effortless making this adaption both true to the comics but also fresh and inspired. More to the point I am a sucker for Hellboy's blend of Lovecraftian lore, steampunk aesthetics and "Indiana-Jones-like" action adventure. Really awesome movie!

  • Elbow's rating of the film Hellboy

    I for one loved this movie, I think that it had a great story line and a wonderful cast of characters and actors that kept the viewer wondering what kind of freaks they would roll onto the floor next. I am a fan of Del Toro and especially love Blade II. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army is a delicious follow up to this movie and deserves the respect.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Hellboy

    The imagination is here; the ornate cinematography & production design that one expects from a del Toro film are irrefutable. But this feels compromised somewhat. It's as if GDT was still working within the limitations of the studio. Not to the same extent of his previous work, but enough to create a tonal inconsistency. It survives as a fine piece of entertainment, but not quite the artistic statement of its sequel.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Hellboy

    Felicitări Guillermo Del Toro! Așa am văzut "Hellboy" pentru prima dată dar m-am surprins cît de plictisitor este acest film. Nu funcționează în mod tragic în ciuda personajelor atrăgătoare și artei somptuoase de către Mike Mignola. Act roșu al lui Ron Perlman se irosește deloc. // おめでとうギレルモ・デル・トロ!ということで「ヘルボーイ」を観たが、こんなにも詰まらないとは驚いた。魅力的なキャラクターや豪華絢爛な美術にも関わらず、今作は悲劇的なほど機能していない。ロン・パールマンの真っ赤な演技の完全なる無駄遣いだ。

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Hellboy

    In the early 00s, with the superhero gold rush picking up steam, Del Toro was one of the precious few directors who could give FX and CGI a sense of personality—which means that Hellboy still looks great, even after 15 years of tech advancements. It feels no less passionate or committed than his more explicitly personal films, and if the rules of the game aren't exactly tidy, the storytelling relish caries the day.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Hellboy

    Del Toro adapted the Dark Horse comic with a true reverence and understanding of exactly what it's core audience would want and expect. Solid effects work and a good story anchor the picture and perfect casting of Ron Perlman in the title role put it over the top. The blend of comedy and Lovecraftian horror was a great match. Solid fanboy entertainment done with gravitas and an ample budget.

  • Ethan's rating of the film Hellboy

    This is an extraordinary film from the master himself Guillermo Del Toro and it features a badass performance from Ron Perlman.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Hellboy

    3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Guillermo Del Toro's imagery alongside the character and set design are fantastic. I like way more than when I initially saw it. Great adaptation of the source material.

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