The Hero

June 6th, 2017


The Hero

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 7.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Brett Haley

Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Writers: Marc Basch, Brett Haley, Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross, Frank Collison, Mei Melançon, Todd Giebenhain, Candice Coke, Barbara Scolaro, Jackie Joyner, Andy Allo, Norman De Buck, Christopher May, Ryan Sweeney, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Laura Prepon - Charlotte
Krysten Ritter - Lucy
Sam Elliott - Lee Hayden
Nick Offerman - Jeremy
Katharine Ross - Valarie
Frank Collison - Man
Mei Melançon -
Todd Giebenhain - Actor
Candice Coke -
Barbara Scolaro - Actress
Jackie Joyner - Betsy
Andy Allo - Bartender
Norman De Buck - Bounty Hunter
Christopher May - Casting Director
Ryan Sweeney - Tennis Instructor


Official Website: Official Site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

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User Review


Rating: 7/10

I had an opportunity to watch the film during its premiere at Sundance. Beautifully shot: romantic spans of ocean and countryside were breathtaking. Sam Elliott carried the film from the start to the very end. As the director had stated during the Q&A, if Sam refused for whatever reason to do this role, there wouldn't be this film.

Very emotional narrative. Depressing at times, but cathartic overall. It's a slow paced exploration of life, rejection, denial, depression, and ultimately death. The perception of death is a big theme in The Hero. Driven by a power poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay - 'Conscientious Objector': "I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death."

Great film for audience that enjoys movies like: "21 Grams", "Manchester by the Sea", and "The Hours".


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