Revolution Studios Released 2004




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Movie Summary

Guillermo del Toro

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.


Metacritic Score

  • 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.

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman


John Hurt

John Hurt

Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm

Selma Blair

Selma Blair

Liz Sherman

Rupert Evans

Rupert Evans

John Myers

Karel Roden

Karel Roden

Grigori Rasputin

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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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