Hero Wanted (2008)




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Ray Liotta and Cuba Gooding, Jr. star in this tense crime thriller concerning a small town trash collector whose dangerous plan to impress a pretty girl goes tragically awry. Liam Case (Gooding, Jr.) is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital. Upon learning that a mysterious killer has slain the criminal that left both himself and the bank teller for dead during the chaos of the robbery, Liam realizes that the associates of the murdered thief won't stop until they have avenged the death of their fallen partner in crime.

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Ray Liotta
as Det. Terry Subcott
Kim Coates
as Skinner McGraw
Jean Smart
as Melanie McQueen
Christa Campbell
as Kayla McQueen
Steven Kozlowski
as Lynch McGraw
Paul Sampson
as Gordy McGraw
Ben Cross
as Cosmo Jackson
Todd Jensen
as Det. Wallace MacTee
Samantha Hanratty
as Marley Singer
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Critic Reviews for Hero Wanted

All Critics (2)

Gooding e Liotta são bons atores que quase sempre escolhem muito mal seus projetos. Este, infelizmente, é o caso desta bomba terrivelmente escrita, dirigida, montada e %u2013 o mais triste %u2013 que traz os atores em péssimas performances.

Feb 6, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

...inevitably comes off as yet another ineffective actioner that has direct-to-video written all over it.

May 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hero Wanted


An explosive, adrenaline-fueled and hard-boiled action-packed thriller. A dazzlingly original movie packed with style, suspense and emotionally engaging characters and story. It's intense, gripping, thrilling and deeply moving. A awesome action movie that's one hell of a cool ride. One of the strongest, smartest, most compelling and original action films i have seen in a while. Cuba Gooding Jr. gives a riveting and strong performance, he tears up the screen with great movie star charisma. Ray Liotta gives a great and gritty performance, he shines in this compelling role. An action movie with great dramatic quality that just makes it more interesting. A wickedly entertaining movie from start to finish.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer


What a great little movie this was.Some nice performance from all.Mr gooding as never been better.The story move at a steady pace and the action sence where done well(John Woo would be happy).Only one little thing bugs me is the title.I absulutly hated the title!!!

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

Dull action-thriller about the vengeance of a hero who tracks down the crooks after he was shot trying to save a bank teller that he falls in love during the robbery. The scenes made me confused and messy up of the past and present in the beginning to before the final shooting.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Hero Wanted was an alright film. If you will use a recycled plot and put it in your film, you are complied to bring something new to the table and I think 'Hero Wanted' failed to do that. It was the "mild mannered man aka Divine Intervention" all over again and to be honest, I'm getting pretty tired of it. Now, don't get me wrong Death Sentence was awesome and they too have used the same idea as Hero Wanted but with Death Sentence, they brought something new to the overused plot. The action was decent enough but the blood and gore is in the middle. Its not that gory but its not suitable for the very weak hearted either. The films only grace was Cuba Gooding Jr.'s performance. He gives off stellar acting that only the best can give. Its a pity he was in the wrong film. He carried the whole film all through out and that's what made me give this film a 3. The ending was a okay. I mean, it was good and all but I might forget it in a week or two. Watch this if you wanna see Cuba Gooding Jr's brilliant acting but if you don't just pass on this one.

Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Super Reviewer

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