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The Incredible Hulk (2008)



Critic Consensus: The Incredible Hulk may not be quite the smashing success that fans of Marvel's raging behemoth might hope for, but it offers more than enough big green action to make up for its occasionally puny narrative.

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Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce (Edward Norton) has been living in the shadows, pursued by the military and haunted by the rage within. But traveling the world in secrecy isn't easy, and as hard as he tries Bruce can't get Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) off his mind. The daughter of Bruce's nemesis Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt), Betty represents everything that is beautiful in the world to a man who lives his life on the run. Eventually, Bruce returns to civilization and faces the wrath of The Abomination. While the Hulk may be a formidable force of nature, The Abomination is decidedly more powerful, and determined to destroy Bruce Banner. Created when KGB agent Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) exposed himself to a higher dose of the same radiation that transformed Bruce into The Hulk, The Abomination is unable to change back into human form and holds Bruce accountable for his frightful condition. With time fast running out for both Bruce and The Hulk, New York City is about to become the ultimate urban battle zone as two of the most powerful creatures ever to walk the earth clash in a massive, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Edward Norton
as Bruce Banner
Liv Tyler
as Betty Ross
Tim Roth
as Emil Blonsky
William Hurt
as Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Tim Blake Nelson
as Samuel Sterns
Ty Burrell
as Dr. Lennord Samson
Christina Cabot
as Major Kathleen 'Kat' Sparr
Peter Mensah
as General Joe Greller
Lou Ferrigno
as Security Guard/Voice of the Hulk, Voice of The Incredible Hulk/Security Guard
Paul Soles
as Stanley
Greg Bryk
as Commando #1
Chris Owens
as Commando #2
Al J. Vrkljan
as Commando #3
Adrian Hein
as Commando #4
John MacDonald
as Commando #5
P.J. Kerr
as Wilson
Matt Purdy
as Ross' Aide
Simon Wong
as Grad Student
Shaun McComb
as Helicopter Soldier
Pedro Salvin
as Tough Guy Leader
Jason Burke
as Communications Officer
Grant Nickalls
as Helicopter Pilot
Martin Starr
as Computer Nerd
James Downing
as Army Base Doctor
Krista Vendy
as Female Bartender
Mila Stromboni
as Hopscotch Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Hulk

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (58)

The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.

April 14, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Norton makes for a wiry, curious Bruce Banner. But you can tell from the film's tedium-inducing smackdowns that a different philosophy prevailed: the artificial Zen of video-game playing.

May 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.

November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling.

July 6, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What Hulk smash most? Hulk smash all hope of interesting time in cinema.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The Incredible Hulk makes noises about a return, but it seems doubtful audiences will keep the faith for a third try -- at least, with Hulk as the sole star.

October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Incredible Hulk


Louis Leterrier molds this comic-book adaptation into a radioactive combustion of excitement and action. The flow and plot, though common, was solid with the help of its performers. This remake fills holes on most of the major damages of this franchises' past adaptations. 3.6/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

The acting is rather bland, no-one gives an outstanding performance and the plot is too stereotypical to have much depth. Stereotypical it may be, but nothing incredible about this Hulk. The same plot devices one must have seen in quite a lot of superhero movies already, with hardly any new/appealing elements to watch out for. All the same, kids MAY find it enjoyable. 1/10 for a couple of credible moments.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


Ang Lee's attempt at Hulk didn't turn out too well, but THIS one is plain terrible.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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