Better Call Saul - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "Hero" marks the essential early evolution of Saul's conning skills, beginning his amusing transformation into the well-known Breaking Bad personality.

Episode Info

Jimmy conjures up a bold plan to solicit new clients, but has to face the consequences when the scheme strains his relationship with a rival firm.


Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Le Hai Dang
as Salon Employee #2
Bau Thi Duong
as Salon Employee #1
Julie Ann Emery
as Betsy Kettleman
Josh Fadem
as Camera Guy
Eddie Fernandez
as Billboard Guy
Eileen Fogarty
as Mrs. Nguyen
Rose Liotta
as Housewife
Staci Robbins
as Lady Onlooker
Jeremy Shamos
as Craig Kettleman
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Critic reviews for Hero

That Better Call Saul can pass off what is essentially a tale of existential nihilism as a knockabout lark is surely the most impressive achievement of all.

March 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In conclusion, I need this show to lighten up a little, or else gleefully revel in its depravity.

February 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While elegant in its simplicity, it also threatens to be a real drag going forward: This episode's grade would be lower if it weren't for the second half of the episode.

February 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Now the show is demanding a little patience from the viewer as it engages in rather more low key plotlines and quiet character building. It's earned that patience... but it might get a little frustrating if the series don't step up a gear.

March 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There's not much to write home about and I doubt that this will be looked back on as a particularly memorable episode for Better Call Saul's debut season, but it does an admirable and competent job of moving the pieces forward in entertaining fashion.

February 25, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

[It] was not only entertaining, but it was also a pretty efficient way of furthering the development of Jimmy into the character we came to know on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.

February 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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