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Hero Reviews

Gino Sassani
May 13, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 10, 2009
Extras include a making-of featurette and a conversation with actor Jet Li and the movie's key North American promoter Quentin Tarantino.
| Original Score: 89/100
Grim Ringler
September 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 13, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Landmann
May 4, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carsten Scheibe
July 21, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeremy C. Fox
April 23, 2005
The film's themes are Shakespearean in their grandeur and simplicity. The title might well have a question mark appended, as the issue of heroism is roundly examined.
Michael Sheridan
Tail Slate
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Cowgill
March 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 8, 2005
The cinematography is mind-blowing, and the use of color and scenery to tell the story make this a visual masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
February 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dawn Taylor
January 28, 2005
Hero is sumptuous, exquisite, exciting, and, in every sense of the word, cinematic - the sort of film experience that defines why we go to the movies.
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
January 13, 2005
It commingles epic scale history and intimate character drama...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Holly E. Ordway
December 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
December 1, 2004
Yimou exposes the limits of DVD with his amazing color and detail
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Plath
November 30, 2004
Hero is far more lyrical than it is epic. It's true poetry in motion.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
November 28, 2004
Hero's lush visuals, compelling story, good acting and amazing balletic martial arts-inspired fights will keep almost any viewer interested...
Fred Hong Joo Jung
Korea Times
November 25, 2004
For the last two years, Hero (2002) has thrived as an underground cult classic.
Full Review| Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 21, 2004
...so much trash makes its way to DVD overnight, and a terrific film like Hero takes almost two years to find an American distributor? Where's the justice in that?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10