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Hercules (1959)




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Hercules (Steve Reeves) conquers the Nemean lion and the Cretan Bull after saving the princess from a runaway chariot. He helps Jason and the Argonauts find the golden fleece and restores the throne after beating an army into submission while shackled with slave bracelets


Arturo Dominici
as Eurysteus
Lidia Alfonsi
as The Sybil
Afro Poli
as Chiron
Gino Nattera
as Orpheus
Afro Polli
as Chiron
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Critic Reviews for Hercules

All Critics (8)

Slopped together from mythological dog-ends with no particular grace or wit.

May 8, 2011 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Ab-solutely goofball sword and sandal film. Great cheese factor.

March 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

A true guilty pleasure for the young at heart. The prototype sand-and-sandal epic.

November 3, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Cheesily entertaining old-school adventure romp.

July 31, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Hercules

I hope those anabolizers kill Hercules to never star in a film again.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

For a B-movie, this is all you could want in a Hercules story. While it’s more a story about Jason and the Argonauts, this certainly captures the essence of the character and all of his might. Steve Reeves is depicted as one of the most powerful human beings to ever walk the earth and it’s certainly believable by the way he is shot in this movie (appearing 7 ft tall). Boars, Lions and beasts are no match for the metahuman; he just beats them with his bare hands or wooden club. For it’s time, this is a really fun and memorable experience.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


hugh jackman in the latest x-men is way more buff than poor old steve reeves was back in the innocent yet halycon days of 1959, but ol' stevie did have a good story and the simmering sylvia koscina as romantic heat. try to beat that! better than you think it might be, and a foreign film no less! (i'm turning in my d.a.r. membership tomorrow!)

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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