Hello Herman
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Set in the not so distant future, sixteen year old Herman Howards enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman's own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, "I want to tell my story on your show". Hello Herman explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, desensitization in America, youth violence and bulling, the impact of the media and ultimately our need for connection.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"More redundant than offensive."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The dialogue is all surface: Emotions are laid out on the autopsy table for the audience to dissect and analyze, but rarely feel."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"A timely and important movie...I've enjoyed Norman Reedus' excellent work in TV's THE WALKING DEAD, but I think he's even better here."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"At least it doesn't lack in big moments where people cry and scream."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times
"Hello Herman suffers not so much from its boldly stated anti-bullying agenda but from its failure to come to any conclusions."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"The alignment with Herman's perspective, even as it never downplays the gravity of his crimes, leads the film into a set of obvious conclusions."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"It barely tries to offer insight into its much-debated subject, content to rip the scab off an ever-fresh wound for the sake of controversy."
‑ Sam Adams, Time Out New York
"... a messy, blunt movie that manages to push a lot of buttons. Surely one of them does something."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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