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The Hero (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

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

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Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content
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Katharine Ross's first feature film after a ten year absence from cinema. See more »

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Sam Elliott delivers the performance of his lifetime
24 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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