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Hero (Accidental Hero) (1992)

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Stephen Frears' Hero is a contemporary re-working of a Frank Capra-styled fable about a two-bit criminal named Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) who saves several passengers from a plane crash and leaves the scene without being identified, leaving only a lost shoe for identification. One of the passengers happens to be news-reporter Gale (Geena Davis) who is intent on finding her savior, and offers a million dollars to the "hero" of the crashed flight. Bernie has since given his remaining shoe to a

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

David Webb Peoples

May 25, 1999

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (6) | DVD (7)

A mess, though very often an enjoyable one, thanks to the cast.

September 17, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A misconceived project, inspired by classic Hollywood films of golden age (Nothing Scared, Hail the Conquering Hero) but marred by underdeveloped and rambling script--Stephen Frears first big failure.

December 5, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Solid performances all-round

February 7, 2006
Moviehole

Solid performances mired in excess Capradom

April 17, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

hangs its dynamic visual artistry on a compelling story.

July 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
Old School Reviews

Funny and (just about) before its time.

November 28, 2003
New Times

Comes close to working, but finally fails to click

September 21, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

An engrossing film that challenges us to think about the true meaning of heroism in this age of media-manufactured celebrities.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Hero (Accidental Hero)

It's not the best picture of the director, but Stephen Frears' comedy presents a good concept, just like the screenplay and that make me identify oneself with the character Bernie LaPlante (Dustin Hoffman) in some bad moments. We see that Frears, is trying bring to the contemporary cinema the Frank Capra style, but that don't help very much Hero. Fresh.
January 2, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment.
December 19, 2009
ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Its an ok movie, pretty enjoyable!
Its funny but not what you call laugh out loud funny!
I like this movie as it is quite amusing and its a great cast and the storyline is ok but its just a bit predictable and can get annoying in places as its that sort of typical movie where you've cried wolf too many times no one believes you and then everyone and everything is then getting in the way of things, so it can get irritating but apart from that its worth a watch even if you only watch it the once.
Dustin Hoffman plays a man who isnt your typical hero and is only concerned about himself but when a plane crashes down in front of him he finds himself becoming an international hero and loved by eeveryone.... the onlky problem is some hobbo has taken the claim for something Hoffman has done! so throughout this movie we find out how hoffman wins his money back and becomes the hero!!
October 26, 2009
FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

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A typical fun comedy from the early 90's. Good fun!
September 25, 2009
SirPant

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    1. Chick: The Truth? Kid, when you get to be my age you'll realize there is no truth. There are only layers of lies. You only get to choose the layer of lies you live in.
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