The Hero

The Hero

DVD - 2017
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A former Western icon re-evaluates his life, his image and more importantly his heart after a surprise diagnosis.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9786317007819
6317007810
Branch Call Number: DVD Fic Hero
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital
Widescreen (2.35:1)
NTSC
video file,DVD video

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alamogordo
Jun 18, 2019

Slow, dreadful, boring movie. Sam Elliott must have been hard up for a paycheck.

If only we could see Sam Elliot in (real movie) "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot." But I doubt that any library is going to buy that one any time soon.

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In_tr_aktr1Nstpaul
May 17, 2019

Excellent! It's a definite pick for actors who know what it's like to have been on The Top, fallen down and then been given the opportunity to See The Light once more at a time when you're whole life is in flux and nothing seems certain, including your Life.

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maipenrai
Mar 09, 2019

Sam Elliott does a great job - and that voice!! Recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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stevenlavigne1
Feb 09, 2019

This film was written for Sam Elliott, who seems to finally be getting his due in Hollywood. He plays an old actor who has terminal cancer as it chronicles events in his life before and after being given a Life Achievement Award. Some may think it slow and lacking a story, but this is all about Elliott, it's a brilliant performance. His wife of 35 years, Katherine Ross, also appears in it. Give this a chance. It's terrific. Hopefully he'll be honored in 2019 with an Oscar. He's paid his dues and he deserves it!

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movie20
Jul 23, 2018

Slow movie. The story could have been better, but I enjoyed watching and listening to Sam.

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misatim
Jun 13, 2018

Lacking all around, the story, the shots, the scenes. The story is an old man fantasy about sleeping with young woman and using drugs to be cool. So out of touch with anything.

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firefly5
Apr 30, 2018

Very slow moving film, without a point to the story. Ejected the DVD after about 30 minutes.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 22, 2018

This was a slow burn and as expected Sam Elliott was being Sam Elliott. He was playing an ageing actor and voice actor with the golden voice, so seemed somewhat biographical. There was a one scene that showed an emotional range than I had ever seen him do before, as he was dealing with his cancer diagnosis, dealing with finding work and reaching out to his estranged daughter. Sounds like it would be a more interesting plot, but perhaps i was too tired (as i fell asleep before the ending), but did not make me want to review it, as I had seen most of the 97 minute film.
I did also find that the script was weak and uneven and somewhat unreal.

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anonymouswe
Mar 09, 2018

The main actors did a good job. The direction was not to my speed, but it was fine for the kind of movie it was. That said, the script was dreadful, which is why I give it only 1.5 stars. [SPOILER ALERT] A few examples of how bad this script was: man meets a woman and they sleep together on their first date, the next time they hang out together, he tells her, "I have cancer and I'm bleeping dying." The very next scene? They are having a post coital conversation in bed - because when a man you gone on one date with tells you he's dying of cancer, the natural thing to do next is have sex. Another example: In this movie (that is literally about a man coming to terms with the end of his life) when he tells his ex-wife, the mother of his children that he is sick, the natural thing to do is take a far away shot of them and not let us hear any of this significant conversation. Just a weak, weak script. I'd love to see this cast tackle a script that had some significance.

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rbinuya
Sep 02, 2017

rbinuya thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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