Hellboy

2004 • 132 minutes
4.4
1.02K reviews
81%
Tomatometer
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From visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro (director of Blade II, The Devil's Backbone) comes Hellboy, a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Dr. Broom (John Hurt), who raised him to be a hero. In Dr. Broom's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy creates an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), the woman he loves who can control fire. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defense against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.
4.4
1.02K reviews
Tim Maloney
February 2, 2015
A movie that embraces it's unusual yet lovable main character with big open arms, a great eye for constantly amazing visuals and a detailed, if not slightly convoluted, plot. What keeps it afloat is how well we still remain connected to the characters and never forget he's not a monster or beast of the apocalypse; he's a normal guy who just happens to have a big right hand, a tail and likes cats. It's all of those elements combined that make this one rhe Crown Jewel of lesser known superhero movies.
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Lee “NotLeeRoss” Ross
February 8, 2022
Make no mistake. This original Hellboy written and directed by Del Toro is easily one of his greatest and passionate works of art. Every bit of the 2004 original, screams awesomeness. Nothing at all like the train wreck re-make.. 5/5
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Zach Wolfgang
June 22, 2020
Fantastic movie! Some guy gave it a 1 star because it didn't have Ron Perlman.. this movie has Ron Perlman, don't be mistaken lol.. this IS the 2004 Ron Perlman Hellboy.
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