(340)6.51 h 58 min1992PG-13
A small-time criminal saves an ace reporter's life and wants to get the credit he deserves.
Stephen Frears
Dustin HoffmanGeena DavisAndy Garcia
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Maury ChaykinJoan Cusack
Laura Ziskin
Columbia Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

340 global ratings

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LalalalauraReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Hero is really a gem. It features consistently good performances and is sharp, thought-provoking, and is touching without approaching sappiness. You get Geena Davis while she was still making good movies, Dustin Hoffman without much visible ego, a solid Andy Garcia, and the always-fabulous Joan Cusack.
This movie was SO underrated. I remember reading that Quentin Tarantino said this was a movie he wished he'd had a chance to direct because it could have been so much better, that in this movie you see a director reaching the extent of his abilities, and while I was glad to see that someone was recognizing it in any way, it also really made me mad that Quentin Tarantino, not like the most consistent or productive director, should say that about Steven Frears, who directed My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, and this. Really! This is for me up there among the best movies of the past 10 years, certainly among the most underappreciated.
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GerardoReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all time favorites
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Great story and a compelling narrative. Loses one star for profanity, but overall funny movie.
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CherylReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is one of my all time favorite movies. It has a kind of dry comedy
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This is one of my all time favorite movies. It has a kind of dry comedy, but thats up my alley.
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D. M. CookReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Love the movie but hate the dirty language .
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I love the movie but I sure do not appreciate the dirty language in the movie! Thank You
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MickeyReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Just a great feel
SaraReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better then expected
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My father wanted to watch this movie. I wasn’t interested at all. But it had me laughing within the first few minutes with its own since of humor. Im glad we connected with this movie together
KenReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
“I’m looking for Fletcher”
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Good quality transfer. Great movie!
Jeffery C. BraceReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie. Well put together
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Great movie. Well put together. Director did a great job.
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