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Hero Reviews

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½ August 8, 2016
Pleasurable. Good acting.
½ January 28, 2016
This film is overdue for cult status, if not even a more loftier appraisal. We took a look at it because of the director, Stephen Frears, and the excellent cast. Dustin Hoffman's work as Bernie Laplante is a fantastic study in selfishness, shallowness and beaten=down survivor who at the end emerges as a noble human being. But his redemption is anchored in unremitting allegiance to the character Dustin Hoffman has created, a Chaplinesque criminal bottom feeder who has lost his way. At the end, the writers redeem Bernie Laplante and Hoffman deftly makes his beatification believable even while protecting the basic essence of the character.
That being said, the premise and the themes that are subtly examined in this film make Hero a timeless indictment of humanity's virulent hypocrisy. Many will homage the mad cap humor and fabulous reparte given to Chevy Chase, Tom Arnold and Joan Cusack who are all given wild opportunities to level commentary on single parenthood, gray-area operations and in Chevy Chase's case, the best uncredited performance any actor has given.
½ April 7, 2015
Capra could not even pull this off.
February 22, 2015
Pretty good except for the language.
January 18, 2015
Entretenido film que recuerda las peliculas que dirigió Frank Capra.
½ September 19, 2014
If I could surgically extract Geena Davis out of this movie and replace it with a clone of Joan Cusak (who is also in this movie) it would be five stars. Story is great. Plane crashes, bums, con artists, and media hype - all rolled into one. However, the best part of the film is at the end when the character played by Dustin Hoffman gives the son some of the most simple, brash, yet insightful and practical advice you could ever give a child about what exactly LIFE is. I actually used it with my son and it took hold quickly.
August 12, 2014
An underrated modern classic with a great cast and good character-driven story.
½ August 4, 2014
(First and only viewing - 1/7/2013)
½ May 25, 2014
Really not that funny, and at many times offensive
½ April 30, 2014
One of Stephen Frears' weaker efforts.
½ November 11, 2013
El concepto de la pelicula me gustó mucho. No sé si adrede o accidentalmente (como el título), pero coloca a uno en un dilema moral sumamente interesante. Las actuaciones no son las mas memorables de cada actor, pero lo mediocre de Dustin Hoffman es excelente en cualquier estándar. Es entretenida, tiene un buen mensaje, y hace que uno reflexione un poco sobre si los actos definen quiénes son los buenos y quiénes son los malos en este mundo. Los cristianos solemos ser muy propensos al pecado de andar juzgando a otros.
½ September 9, 2013
Dustin Hoffman is the best!
August 13, 2013
2013-08-13 'hero' on Dish
½ July 8, 2013
'Hero' seems to have gotten better over time. Dustin Hoffman is prefectly cast as Bernie LePlant.
½ May 9, 2013
Superman if he was human and didn't care.
March 9, 2013
Forgettable as all heck.
February 27, 2013
Excellent movie. Basically realistic, and enjoyable. We're talkin' hundred dollar shoes here!
February 17, 2013
A movie who's only saving grace is Hoffman. This is one I could see being redone a lot better.
½ January 30, 2013
There may be no absolute truth to knowing what drives people to do the right thing when everyone else would call such heroism to be an act of senselessness, but being able to find an unconditional feeling of righteousness outweighs all other perceptions when one can trust in having done good.
January 5, 2013
I like Dustin Hoffman but his career isn't exactly flawless but who's is? John Cazale maybe and that is about it but that pretty short. This could have been way better if it didn't try to be so funny, which fails miserably. The relationship between Hoffman and his son is pretty bad as well. This is a movie where you wish you had that ticket from Last Action Hero to step into the movie and tell the characters that people don't act like this, especially homeless people and try to tell them how to craft a better performance. There isn't anything heroic or entertaining about this movie.
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