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Everyone's Hero Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A bland feel-good flick with a positive message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 27, 2006
Old-fashioned, sweet, but ultimately disposable family fare with echoes of better films from Toy Story to The Iron Giant.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
D. Scott Apel
Reel.com
September 23, 2006
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 18, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
September 17, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 15, 2006
... a modestly engaging mix of broad comedy and nostalgic fable, spiked with a few unwelcome sprinklings of gross-out gags.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 15, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 15, 2006
It's all good fun, but the film really only works if one buys its more awkward elements.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 15, 2006
The humor and action should please kids from 5 to 10, while adults won't need to squirm.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 15, 2006
[A] simple, pleasant film ...
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 15, 2006
... amiable ...
| Original Score: 3/4
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 15, 2006
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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 15, 2006
The cartoon is amiable enough and has bright comic moments.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: B
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
September 15, 2006
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.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
September 15, 2006
Everyone's Hero is a perfectly serviceable bit of family animation -- neither overtly saccharine nor overly sanguine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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