The Hero

The Hero

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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A former Western movie icon gets a surprise cancer diagnosis which brings his priorities into focus. He strikes up a relationship with a stand-up comic, attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, and searches for one last role to cement his legacy.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-ray edition.
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray video
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD MA 5.1
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: A former Western movie icon gets a surprise cancer diagnosis which brings his priorities into focus. He strikes up a relationship with a stand-up comic, attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, and searches for one last role to cement his legacy.

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blue_bat_2047
Nov 17, 2017

yo this was nice

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LauraSteinert
Oct 28, 2017

Slow. Confusing. Another vanity piece for 70+ year old men who dream of twenty-something women throwing themselves (at least their naked bodies) at old men. There really is no meaning to the story line except that alcoholic, drug abusing narcissists can get cancer, too.

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pun_nisher
Oct 26, 2017

All throughout this movie I kept looking for some meeting, something to tie it together.

At the end I finally realized his speech was the whole point.

Anyone who can sit through this without walking out, turning it off or falling asleep deserve a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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PHAERTE1
Oct 24, 2017

An unrealistic story about a washed up actor who is apparently fascinated with and married to his cell phone. I am unsure who this movie would appeal to, but it wasn't me. Boring to the n'th degree.

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karmafarmer
Oct 23, 2017

Feels like it was made from a short story, the last chapter of a man's life that, we can imagine, sometimes parallels the star (Elliot) in real life- his real wife playing his ex. Kudos to Laura Prepon (That 70's Show) for giving credence to their relationship. I can't imagine too many others her age being as convincing. Small film that gives hope, if not just fantasy, to the silver haired men In the audience ;)

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tuff
Oct 17, 2017

Totally worthless story . Would have rather watched Sam in a western as this is not his type of movie.

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BeausPerson
Oct 12, 2017

Fear and disappointment have the Hero's character stuck until a health issue and young woman help snap him out of it.

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millo888
Oct 09, 2017

Huge Sam Elliot fan and enjoyed his work in this. However the pacing is very slow. His motivation for staying involved with the younger woman was completely lost on me and kind of cheapened his character. Check it out if you're a Sam fan otherwise I don't think it's really worth it .

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samjenks
Oct 04, 2017

the worse work I have ever seen Sam in. so disappointing I almost stopped watching it.

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winston16
Sep 25, 2017

If you like Sam Elliott and want to see him in a rare lead role, see The Hero.
It's an ok movie with a great actor. I couldn't keep my eye off him (or was that his mustache). So he is riveting, the plot not so much.

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rbinuya
Sep 02, 2017

rbinuya thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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