The Incredible Hulk

2008 • 112 minutes
5.45K reviews
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Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk's own! Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is "steeped in action and spectacular special effects" (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word...INCREDIBLE!

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5.45K reviews
A Google user
May 9, 2012
Avengers was great, but it was mindless and full of one-liners and huge budget CG, which isn't a bad thing entirely. However, it was made JUST to be loaded full of action so it could appeal to everybody and reel in tons of money, which it did incredibly well, mostly due to Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson. Mark Ruffalo, having never seen him in any other movie as of recent, did a good job playing what little lines he had in the movie, but don't discredit Edward Norton. He's a great actor, and also did a good job playing his role. As far as acting skill goes, they both make great Doctor Banner's because they're great actors, but if just for appearances, Mark Ruffalo can't get the gauntlet just because he was in Avengers. That's as bad as saying Andrew Garfield is a better Spiderman than Toby McGuire because he's going to be in the next summer blockbuster. Not happening. For playing a character Stan Lee gave lots of issues, Toby does a terrific job, just as Ed did.
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Dan Herman
January 21, 2022
Being a child of the golden age of comics from the 60's and 70's and having watched The Incredible Hulk on TV, I feel that this movie continues the spirit of Bruce (or David if you will) Banner and the Incredible Hulk. Banner was constantly being chased by forces, some known, some unknown and he was always trying to keep the Hulk in control. Sometimes he won and sometimes the Hulk won and sometimes they both won. This movie follows along in that same vein. And it is enjoyable as long as you keep that in mind. But, it is not the same as the Mark Ruffalo version. There is minimal humor. The CGI isn't as good as it will be by the time Ruffalo takes over. Edward Norton is a wonderful dramatic actor. He does have some comedic talent but not the same level of talent as Ruffalo. As a stand alone, it is a great movie. As part of the MCU, Ruffalo is a much better choice than Norton.
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Tim Smart
May 13, 2018
Ed Norton is good and the fights and action scenes are solid but the supporting cast is awful and the directing/screenwriting is dismal. Everything is choppy, nothing is explained and you're left wondering what's happening for the majority of the film. Norton's performance keeps this at three stars but I'm not sure it's worth the rewatch.
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