The hero movie review – Good movie can not miss. My husband and I saw The Hero today but did not read any plot summary before we went. I was excited to look at Sam Elliott for two hours but after the first 30 minutes or so my excitement waned. This is not a movie you want to see if you are having issues with aging or if you are already depressed. There is no closure to this movie. It pulls you along thru emotional tug of wars in Sam’s head but you don’t get the tying of loose ends at the conclusion of the film that you need. We were just left feeling sad when the credits were rolling.
The last time I saw Katherine Ross she was riding on the handlebars with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy. I was shocked that she didn’t age well and it was an extra depressing reminder of the passing of time. My husband and I are in our early 60’s and we both felt like, “Oh no, is this what we have to look forward to?” This script was obviously written especially for Sam Elliott to score an Oscar nomination and I think he will get one and well deserved. Just don’t go to this movie thinking it is entertaining. It is simply depression on celluloid.
Movie reviews: We like Sam Elliot and he does well with this role, but not as well as a similar role in Off The Map. There was SO MUCH MORE that this story line had to offer but instead the director relied on artsy and scenery shots. We felt our time was wasted watching this. Another thing that disappointed was how the ‘back story’ didn’t clue in and in fact discounted westerns! The awards ceremony audience echoed this in how it appeared ‘aged and clueless but adoring in what seemed a mindless way’. May all the great Hollywood cowboys haunt the creators of this (waste of) film.
The hero movie review: A comedy-drama starring Sam Elliott as an aging movie star that learns he has cancer, and then attempts to find one last great role to secure his legacy. The movie costars Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter and Katharine Ross. It was directed by Brett Haley, who also co-scripted the film with Marc Basch. The movie premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and it’s gotten mostly positive reviews from critics. I enjoyed it, and I especially like Sam Elliott’s performance in it.
Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a veteran western actor, who’s most well known for one role he did decades earlier. Now he does a lot of voice work, and he’s constantly searching for good movie roles again, while he smokes weed with his old costar, turned dealer (Offerman). When Lee finds out that he’s dying from cancer, he decides to spend more time trying to get one last good film role, and he also tries to form a relationship with his estranged daughter (Ritter) again. At the same time Lee starts a romantic relationship with a female stand-up comedian (Prepon), who’s much younger than he is.
The hero movie review: The movie is a pretty moving story about a celebrity, in his old age, that used to be famous, and now he desperately wants a comeback. Elliott is fantastic in the lead, and I would not be surprised if he was able to get an Oscar nomination out of it. The performance is definitely one of his best. Offerman and Prepon are also both good in their supporting roles, and it’s a good story about relationships too. It’s also a beautifully filmed movie as well. I’d definitely recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of Sam Elliott.