Variety weighs in:
What seemed in theory the least necessary revival of a bigscreen superhero emerges as perfectly solid summer action fare in "The Incredible Hulk." Revisiting the character put under a psychological microscope in 2003 to mixed results by Ang Lee and James Schamus, Marvel, Universal and several of the same producers have repackaged one of their better known stable stars in a straightforward actioner that delivers the goods with no unnecessary frills or digressions. Happy to give the intended audience what it wants, this loud and quick-moving production will shake loose ample coin in all markets.
...It's not especially exciting or surprising, lacking the cheek and sheen of "Iron Man" and the opulence and star power of the "Spider-Man" and "X-Men" series. But it's better than the "Fantastic Four" pictures and "Daredevil" and manages to shift the title character from a hopelessly conflicted Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to a wannabe good guy.