Some Kind of Hero Reviews

  • Jan 28, 2021

    This movie has the three E's of entertainment. One of Richard Pryor's best works. Do not listen to the haters this is a great movie to watch.

    This movie has the three E's of entertainment. One of Richard Pryor's best works. Do not listen to the haters this is a great movie to watch.

  • Aug 14, 2015

    exelent movie hillarious and serious richard pryor outstanding

    exelent movie hillarious and serious richard pryor outstanding

  • Apr 26, 2015

    pryor is the fuel that makes this one go.

    pryor is the fuel that makes this one go.

  • Oct 27, 2012

    Black comedy about an American POW coming home from Vietnam. Sorry, but seeing a war veteran returning to find his wife leaving him, the army screwing him, and his mother having a stroke, and him turning to armed robbery just isn't funny.

    Black comedy about an American POW coming home from Vietnam. Sorry, but seeing a war veteran returning to find his wife leaving him, the army screwing him, and his mother having a stroke, and him turning to armed robbery just isn't funny.

  • Jun 05, 2011

    Flawed but rich and interesting with a fine performance by Richard Pryor. The ending doesn't work but there are some excellent moments throughout.

    Flawed but rich and interesting with a fine performance by Richard Pryor. The ending doesn't work but there are some excellent moments throughout.

  • May 30, 2010

    If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won?t. The movie hinges it?s success on Pryor?s brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn?t quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

    If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won?t. The movie hinges it?s success on Pryor?s brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn?t quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

  • May 30, 2010

    53/100. If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won't. The movie hinges it's success on Pryor's brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn't quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

    53/100. If you are a Richard Pryor fan, you will very likely enjoy it. If not, you probably won't. The movie hinges it's success on Pryor's brand of humor. Sometimes the mix of drama and comedy is uncomfortable to watch. It tries to be more than just a mindless comedy, but it just doesn't quite gel. There are good moments, just not enough of them.

  • May 22, 2010

    Subpar effort with Viet Nam vet going through a reeling set of depressing circumstances, which torpedoes any comedic elements. As talented as Pryor was, this was another relative flop. This vet doesn't even get invited to a "Salute the Troops" event by the local sports team.

    Subpar effort with Viet Nam vet going through a reeling set of depressing circumstances, which torpedoes any comedic elements. As talented as Pryor was, this was another relative flop. This vet doesn't even get invited to a "Salute the Troops" event by the local sports team.

  • May 18, 2009

    Black comedy about an American POW coming home from Vietnam. Sorry, but seeing a war veteran returning to find his wife leaving him, the army screwing him, and his mother having a stroke, and him turning to armed robbery just isn't funny.

    Black comedy about an American POW coming home from Vietnam. Sorry, but seeing a war veteran returning to find his wife leaving him, the army screwing him, and his mother having a stroke, and him turning to armed robbery just isn't funny.

  • Feb 24, 2009

    Eddie Keller is a hero to me. I simply just love this film on a personal level. Richard Pryor's take on role was fabolous cause even though he was a comedian at the time, he gave his best performance ever. He didnt us the film as his stage to showcase his act, he showed you how a down and out soldier went to extremes to make things right.

    Eddie Keller is a hero to me. I simply just love this film on a personal level. Richard Pryor's take on role was fabolous cause even though he was a comedian at the time, he gave his best performance ever. He didnt us the film as his stage to showcase his act, he showed you how a down and out soldier went to extremes to make things right.