Hesher Reviews

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July 12, 2020
Works as a solemn story about dealing with loss, tragedy, and disappointment, primarily because Gordon-Levitt's character bridges the gap between laughter and tears.
June 10, 2020
Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely steals the show as a pranky, rude, anarchical antichrist figure...
April 2, 2020
I love the film, the character of Hesher, and the fascinating and entertaining yarn told by writer/director Spencer Susser. I feel that the script is a genius piece of writing.
November 16, 2019
Surprising, entertaining, unconventional, irreverant, crass and at times very vulgar, Hesher is something, and someone, new and different that just explodes with life...and love.
January 8, 2019
Gordon-Levitt never puts in a bad performance, and he carries this film as easily as he's done any other.
February 6, 2018
Perhaps more interesting than outright entertaining, Hesher is something of an acquired taste.
June 6, 2011
Fortunately, there's enough humor in all this to counteract the exploitation of weird logic and audacious coincidence.
May 22, 2011
Powered by a character at once original and representational, Hesher courses with a unique verve missing in many independent productions, hovering somewhere between outright success and 'interesting failure.'
May 20, 2011
Headbangs straight into your heart.
May 17, 2011
Gordon-Levitt ... gets to play the opposite of his usual put-upon nice-guy roles - and he runs with it, to the point of making Hesher downright scary a lot of the time. The rest of the cast keeps up with him, in their less flashy roles.
May 15, 2011
The strength of Hesher is its acting. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is back to drawing on his natural power as an actor. He's skilled at creating absorbing human trainwrecks.
May 14, 2011
Joseph Gordon-Levitt must be especially glad for this film to see the light of day, because his performance is award-worthy, a complete inhabiting of as unique a personality as you'll encounter in film.
May 13, 2011
...darkly funny and refreshingly blunt, giving a big middle finger to conventionality, and offering a rebel yell that's hard to ignore.
May 13, 2011
Director/co-scenarist Spencer Susser has a definite feel for Hesher and T.J.'s little corner of the world.
May 13, 2011
Happily, Hesher never lays things out too clearly. Just as you never know where he came from, it's hard to grasp where he's going, or even what he's doing in the moment. But you know he fits somewhere. And that's satisfaction enough.
May 13, 2011
Hesher himself [is] a mysterious, magnetic, repellent, and alluring figure... It's quite an astonishing performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
May 13, 2011
In his feature directorial debut, Spencer Susser establishes a deadpan, lost, grungy quality, the perfect place where a creature like Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) might have evolved.
May 13, 2011
[Susser] keeps us on our toes, and even when his choices seem flashier than they need to be, there's a reason for them.
May 13, 2011
Bad role models sometimes make the most interesting movie characters.
May 13, 2011
Unlike many films that hope to be called black comedy, it does not skimp on either the black or the comedy.
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