Hero (Accidental Hero)
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Hero (Accidental Hero)
Stephen Frears' Hero is a contemporary re-working of a Frank Capra-styled fable about a two-bit criminal named Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) who saves several passengers from a plane crash and leaves the scene without being identified, leaving only a lost shoe for identification. One of the passengers happens to be news-reporter Gale (Geena Davis) who is intent on finding her savior, and offers a million dollars to the "hero" of the crashed flight. Bernie has since given his remaining shoe to a homeless man named John (Andy Garcia) who decides to cash in on the offer. A handsome,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mess, though very often an enjoyable one, thanks to the cast."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Solid performances mired in excess Capradom"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Comes close to working, but finally fails to click"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"hangs its dynamic visual artistry on a compelling story."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"An engrossing film that challenges us to think about the true meaning of heroism in this age of media-manufactured celebrities."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Solid performances all-round"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Funny and (just about) before its time."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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