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Everyone's Hero Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

A bland feel-good flick with a positive message.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Old-fashioned, sweet, but ultimately disposable family fare with echoes of better films from Toy Story to The Iron Giant.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B-

October 27, 2006
D. Scott Apel
Reel.com

The opportunity to talk to the kids who see this little film about the Reeves' story -- a real-life triumph of inspiration over tragedy -- is perhaps the best tribute to the couple this film provides.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2006
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

There is absolutely nothing hip or cool about Everyone's Hero, but it's so sweet, and so pleasant, and so nice that I found it impossible to dislike.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2006
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com

I left the theatre wishing I could return to the days when I was a lot more like Yankee Irving than I'd care to admit.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 17, 2006
Joe Leydon
Variety
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... a modestly engaging mix of broad comedy and nostalgic fable, spiked with a few unwelcome sprinklings of gross-out gags.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 15, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Everyone's Hero is a sweet, inspirational movie that doesn't offer any surprises, but entertains youthful audiences in a gentle, almost old-fashioned way.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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It's all good fun, but the film really only works if one buys its more awkward elements.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The humor and action should please kids from 5 to 10, while adults won't need to squirm.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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[A] simple, pleasant film ...

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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... amiable ...

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

Five days after screening Everyone's Hero, I'm still cringing a little, in my grown-up, jaded way, at the cute, corny, earnestness of the film.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Despite its slow pace, Hero's message of perseverance is inspiring, coming from the Reeves, who both faced adversity with remarkable grace. If you're yearning for a simpler time, the innocence of Hero may hit a home run for you.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The cartoon is amiable enough and has bright comic moments.

September 15, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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A likable, lumbering, computer-animated children's movie set during the Depression that is more entertaining than it has any right to be.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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This handsomely animated, well-directed and -voiced G-rated film, set in the hope-starved era of the Depression, takes on special poignancy as the last directing project of Christopher Reeve.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

September 15, 2006
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
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This computer-animated baseball adventure espouses a shopworn moral about persevering against long odds, but there's still plenty to recommend it, including memorable characters, solid storytelling, and accurate period detail.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 15, 2006
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Everyone's Hero is a perfectly serviceable bit of family animation -- neither overtly saccharine nor overly sanguine.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 15, 2006
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Christopher and Dana Reeves provide a paean to courage and not giving up, giving a slap in the face to Clint Eastwood's glorification of weakness and surrender, Million Dollar Baby.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 7/10

September 15, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Everyone's Hero has good values, a decent story and a happy ending. It will probably play a lot better on video, but for the moment it's on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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