Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.


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3 July 2002 | mattymatt4ever
7
| Fun, feel-good movie
I saw "Hero" when it first opened in theaters, and tonight was the first time I saw it in 10 years. It's one of those amiable films that is virtually impossible to dislike. It's not the funniest comedy, nor are there any "big" laughs, yet I can't find anything lousy about this movie. And as a big plus, Dustin Hoffman is the star! He's one of my favorite actors, and I'm eager to see him in anything. He gives a fine, underrated performance that's both funny and touching, in an unpretentious way. His character of Bernie Laplante is no angel. He's rude, cranky and selfish. But he loves his son very much, and simply has trouble expressing his true emotions. It's always fun to see a serious actor in a comic role. And the advantage of it is serious actors approach comic roles in the same way they do any other roles. Like Gene Wilder said, "I approach the role of Leo Bloom in 'The Producers' the same way Olivier would approach 'Hamlet.'" Hoffman doesn't act goofy or ham it up, but simply plays it straight and lets the laughs come to him with his natural delivery. Andy Garcia delivers an endearing performance, and Joan Cusack is amusing as Hoffman's ex-wife. The plot is predictable and some of the characters are cliched, but overall the film is entertaining and at times moving. Though it is basically a comedy, it has its human elements that add an earthy quality to the film.

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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Release Date:

2 October 1992

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,210,875 4 October 1992

Gross USA:

$19,507,345

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,507,345

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