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Local Hero Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2010
The thematics are rather cloying, but the mood -- profoundly relaxed, bemused -- eventually conquers.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
August 13, 2008
[It's] loaded with wry, offbeat humor and is the sort of satisfying, personal picture that is becoming an increasingly rare commodity these days
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Forsyth cannot quite tease out of his characters the kind of strange sublety that Powell and Pressburger delivered, but it is enough that he and producer David Puttnam succeed in making you realise just how badly this kind of film has been missed.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, understated portrait of a small Scottish town and its encounter with a giant oil company.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It demonstrates Mr. Forsyth's uncanny ability for making an audience sense that something magical is going on, even if that something isn't easily explained.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5