Hellboy

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Revolution Studios Released 2004

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Director:
Guillermo del Toro
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG-13

Hellboy is a large red demon who was brought to Earth by the Nazis while he was still an infant. Soon thereafter he was rescued by Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm, an occult expert who raised him as his beloved son and taught him to love good and despise darkness. The adult Hellboy cuts an imposing figure: he's almost seven feet tall and must constantly file down his horns so they don't impale his closest friends. Now, the benevolent, self-deprecating demon fights the powers of evil as a member of the government's Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. His colleagues at the Bureau include his pyro-telekinetic girlfriend Liz and the amphibious, web-fingered Abe Sapien. Together, the "freaks" must defeat the ancient, evil Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, the twisted and long-lived monk who helped the Nazis bring Hellboy to Earth over sixty years ago.

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  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Mr. del Toro lets loose with an all-American, vaudevillian rambunctiousness that makes the movie daffy, loose and lovable.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    An enjoyable if somewhat neutered defender of the free world. Make no mistake: Hellboy still has a hide as hard-boiled as Lee Marvin in "The Dirty Dozen," but now he's also wearing...

  • 70

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Has more than enough across-the-board appeal to attract mainstream auds unfamiliar with source material.

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      • Production Budget - $66,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $59,623,958 (49th)
        Worldwide Gross - $99,318,987 (58th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $78,346,457
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $130,506,109

      • Other Production Companies:
        Starlight Films

        Lawrence Gordon Productions
        Dark Horse Entertainment
        Columbia Pictures
        (US distributor)

      • Filming locations:
        Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
        Prague, Czech Republic

      • Taglines:
        1. Give Evil Hell.
        2. Here to protect.
        3. Sent to destroy.
        4. From the Dark Side to Our Side.
        5. In the Absence of Light Darkness Prevails.

      • Music:
        Heart Attack and Vine
        Written and Performed by Tom Waits
        Red Right Hand
        Written by Nick Cave, Thomas Wydler and Mick Harvey
        Performed by Pete Yorn
        Easy Come, Easy Go
        Written by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green
        Performed by Johnny Crawford
        Breathe In
        Written by James Grundler
        Performed by Paloalto
        Let's Stay Together
        Written by Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. and Willie Mitchell
        Performed by Al Green
        We'll Meet Again
        Written by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles
        Performed by Vera Lynn

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