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A Hero (2022)

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Critic Consensus: A Hero finds writer-director Asghar Farhadi once again grappling with weighty themes -- with the audience emerging as the winner.

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Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor (Mohsen Tanabandeh) to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned...

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A Hero is not the most essential Asghar Farhadi movie, but its best qualities exemplify what makes him such an important filmmaker.

January 29, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Farhadi works in a key of wide-screen realism, the better to let everyone have their say.

January 21, 2022 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Farhadi delivers another knotty morality tale with his superb new film, A Hero.... a quietly devastating portrait of a man damned.

January 21, 2022 | Full Review…

"A Hero" is a simple story of how quickly things can fall apart, especially for those who are already vulnerable or prone to losing.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A bubbling thriller about one man's two-day leave from jail and how one innocence-driven good deed tangles itself in a mess that jeopardizes his chances of getting out of jail permanently.

January 20, 2022 | Full Review…

Farhadi wrings two magnificently raw performances from both actors, providing A Hero with its one and only honest truth.

January 17, 2022 | Full Review…

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