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Local Hero Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, understated portrait of a small Scottish town and its encounter with a giant oil company.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
A poignant, funny tale of a simpler life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
August 13, 2008
[It's] loaded with wry, offbeat humor and is the sort of satisfying, personal picture that is becoming an increasingly rare commodity these days
Rebecca Murray
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 27, 2003
Absolutely wonderful.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
October 15, 2005
It's the feel-good flick of the decade.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
For me, the best film of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 21, 2002
A whimsical, delightful tale of a stranger in a strange land. It is director Bill Forsythe's best ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Charming cross-cultural tale about some outsiders from a Texas oil company whose visit to a small Scottish town changes everything.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 21, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 7, 2004
A heartwarming and whimsical comedy of manners.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Jardine
August 6, 2010
Bill Forsyth directs the film with wry understatement and has gentle affection for all of his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
August 13, 2002
Slighty overrated because of its quirkiness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Charming little comedy
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A wonderfully entertaining, quietly funny, sweet film.
| Original Score: 86/100
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
An all-time favorite I can watch again and again
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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