Hero (1992)

A scuzzy petty thief anonymously rescues several people from a plane crash, only to see a charming homeless man take credit for the act and become a national media sensation. This comedy focuses on the embittered thief's efforts to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 1992
DVD Release Date: May 25, 1999
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A little more zip, and Hero might really have worked. It has all the ingredients for a terrific entertainment, but it lingers over the kinds of details that belong in a different kind of movie.

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Rob Gonsalves

A mess, though very often an enjoyable one, thanks to the cast.

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Scott Weinberg

Solid performances mired in excess Capradom

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a deliberate yet mostly compelling drama...

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Emanuel Levy

A misconceived project, inspired by classic Hollywood films of golden age (Nothing Scared, Hail the Conquering Hero) but marred by underdeveloped and rambling script--Stephen Frears first big failure.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

hangs its dynamic visual artistry on a compelling story.

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Vanessa Letts
The Spectator

The cast is reduced to acting out a series of adjectives.

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Caffeinated Clint

Solid performances all-round

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Funny and (just about) before its time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
It's not the best picture of the director, but Stephen Frears' comedy presents a good concept, just like the screenplay and that make me identify… More
Dean McKenna
This saucy spin on Frank Capra's <i>Meet Joe Doe</i> is an acerbic - and often tremendously funny - indictment of American hero-worship.
Wahida K
We're all heroes if you catch us at the right moment.
Manu Gino
This is a pretty funny and good movie I must say. Great learning and intriguing. Dustin Hoffman plays a lowlife who happens upon a plane crash and rescues the… More
Film Crazy
Its an ok movie, pretty enjoyable! Its funny but not what you call laugh out loud funny! I like this movie as it is quite amusing and its a great cast and… More
An insignificant man becomes a hero, but then another man takes all the credit. This is a very interesting movie.