Release Date: April 2nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

At the end of World War II, the Nazis attempt to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to defeat the Allies, but are only able to summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces and dubbed "Hellboy" (Ron Perlman). Sixty years later, Hellboy serves as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he, aided by Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a woman with pyrokinesis, protects America against dark forces.

Cast: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Brian Steele

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Science fiction

Production Co: Revolution Studios, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s , Playful , Quest , 1940s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Standard-issue superhero movie -- except that writer-director Guillermo del Toro, taking his cue from "Hellboy" comic book creator Mike Mignola, brings a wicked sense of humor to this particular monster mash. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A perfect fit in the category of instant classic, and, not incidentally, fits the profile of super-profitability. Bursting the bonds of its genre, Hellboy fills the screen with gorgeous imagery, vertiginous action and a surprising depth of feeling.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film - despite being a half-hour too long - is a rocking, rolling supernatural spectacle. show more

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