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Hello Herman (2012)

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Set in the not so distant future, sixteen year old Herman Howards enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman's own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, "I want to tell my story on your show". Hello Herman explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, desensitization in America, youth violence and bulling, the impact of the media and ultimately our need for connection. (c) Official Site

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More redundant than offensive.

June 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5
New York Times
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At least it doesn't lack in big moments where people cry and scream.

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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It barely tries to offer insight into its much-debated subject, content to rip the scab off an ever-fresh wound for the sake of controversy.

June 4, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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The dialogue is all surface: Emotions are laid out on the autopsy table for the audience to dissect and analyze, but rarely feel.

June 4, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Hello Herman suffers not so much from its boldly stated anti-bullying agenda but from its failure to come to any conclusions.

August 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Eye for Film

... a messy, blunt movie that manages to push a lot of buttons. Surely one of them does something.

August 16, 2013 | Rating: 82/100 | Full Review…
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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