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The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 January 2011 (USA)
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Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.


Michel Gondry
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4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou ... Kato
Cameron Diaz ... Lenore Case
Tom Wilkinson ... James Reid
Christoph Waltz ... Chudnofsky
David Harbour ... Scanlon
Edward James Olmos ... Axford
Jamie Harris ... Popeye
Chad L. Coleman ... Chili (as Chad Coleman)
Edward Furlong ... Tupper
Jill Remez ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joe O'Connor ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Morgan Rusler ... Daily Sentinel Reporter
Joshua Erenberg ... Young Britt (as Joshua Chandler Erenberg)
Analeigh Tipton ... Ana Lee


Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Protect the law by breaking it.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Hornet See more »


Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,526,876, 16 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$98,780,042, 17 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Twenty-nine copies of the Black Beauty were made from scrounged 1964, 1965, and 1966 Chrysler Imperials, many of which were rusted out, and had to be rebuilt. Only three survived production intact. See more »


When Chudnofsky is about to shoot Kato at point blank range his gas mask is raised off his face resting on his forehead. An instant later as he flies backwards it is covering his face. An instant later as he stands it is gone completely. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Reid: [on the phone] Tell the Mayor, I'm insulted. I would never jeopardize the journalistic integrity of this newspaper for some rent-a-mayor's political agenda.
Jack Reid: [to his son] So Britt, here we are again. Sent home after another schoolyard fight. I know you miss your mother. So do I. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. Still that seems to be asking too much.
Young Britt: But I was trying to stop some bullies...
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »


Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »


Green Hornet Theme
Written by Billy May
Produced and Performed by David Sardy
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User Reviews

Not a Bad Way To Start 2011
4 February 2011 | by aaronx47See all my reviews

It's still four to five months before "Thor" starts playing and of course, movies that go on theaters before May are not usually super anticipated. However, January's "The Green Hornet", with Seth Rogen and international pop star Jay Chou is is one good, action movie. Action? Yes. Comedy? Yes. Worth to watch? Hell yeah!

First, "The Green Hornet" is about this one guy named Britt Reid (Rogen) who is the son of the boss of a large company that runs newspapers. One day, while Britt is still having fun with his girls, his dad's name James Reid rolls on TV with the years "1948 - 2010". He's dead in the age of 62. Britt becomes the leader and meets Kato (Chou), his father's assistant who's talented in martial arts, making coffee but not in swimming. Together, they fight crime in several unexpected and silly ways against Chudnofsky aka Bloodnofsky (Waltz).

The trailer, with Jay Chou speaking English, cool cars, Britt knocking himself out and others is quite interesting. Especially when it's in 3D. The pictures themselves look exciting and with idiotic Britt Reid, it seems like it's not a bad movie.

The action. Yes, you will definitely enjoy this movie. Britt's fighting will give laughs that will make you howl like wolves and Kato's martial arts skills will leave audiences breathless. It's definitely going to make this movie likable and I'm sure you'll love the action scenes with the explosions. Oh yes, and blood.

The comedy. I know it seldom appears but when it appears, it's going to make you laugh your head off. Such as Chudnofsky being said not scary and later scaring whoever said it. Or because Britt knocked himself out with his Gas Gun.

The 3D. This was weak. There were no eye-popping effects, just depths because as I sometimes take off my glasses to compare the movie in 2D and 3D. 3D works perfectly fine without the glasses, not blurry at all, very inconspicuous. So, I recommend 2D better.

Overall, "The Green Hornet" is not a bad movie. It's not a waste of time and it's possibly a good way to start out the 2011 movie season.

Thank you for reading and hope this review is useful.

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