• Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy

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: Adventure , Action , Science Fiction , Fantasy

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

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s, Quest, Playful, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of those rare movies that's not only based on a comic book, but also feels like a comic book. It's vibrating with energy, and you can sense the zeal and joy in its making. show more

  • 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

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Hellboy is on fire with scares and laughs and del Toro’s visionary dazzle. It’s the tenderness that comes as an unexpected bonus. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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