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: May 25, 1999
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Comes close to working, but finally fails to click

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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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An engrossing film that challenges us to think about the true meaning of heroism in this age of media-manufactured celebrities.

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Clint Morris

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.