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A Hero Reviews

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January 31, 2022
A must-see, fascinating film.
January 31, 2022
A shattering experience that doesn't stint on uncomfortable scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2022
A Hero is not the most essential Asghar Farhadi movie, but its best qualities exemplify what makes him such an important filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2022
Farhadi unwraps it all without ever passing judgment or looking down on his characters. His eye-level storytelling enables us to understand every key player and grasp their points of view. He then counts on his audience to be the final judge.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
January 28, 2022
Farhadi has, interestingly, made a film about the absolutely concrete nature of truth. Truth is not slippery; truth is hard and fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2022
[Amir Jadidi's] performance is seamless, pure and utterly compelling. The movie and the performance hearken to the likes of masterpieces of the Italian Neo-realism era, such as Umberto D and Bicycle Thieves.
January 26, 2022
With exceptional performances, lingering cinematography, and a stark realist soundscape, A Hero is worth holding out for.
January 24, 2022
This is a smart, engrossing film, bursting at the seams with ideas, pragmatic and philosophical.
January 23, 2022
Farhadi continues to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, as he constructs an intricate story that powerfully showcases manipulation through social media.
Full Review | Original Score: A +
January 22, 2022
By the time A Hero reaches crescendo, we are completely invested in Rahim's story, gripping our seats to see if he will succeed or if the house of cards will fall all around him.
January 22, 2022
"A Hero" is an intelligent, realistic, and thought-provoking movie from a master of his craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2022
Asghar Farhadi's subtly suspenseful drama thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 21, 2022
This is filmmaking at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 21, 2022
Farhadi works in a key of wide-screen realism, the better to let everyone have their say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 21, 2022
Farhadi delivers another knotty morality tale with his superb new film, A Hero.... a quietly devastating portrait of a man damned.
January 21, 2022
Farhadi excels in these kinds of stories, where morality appears pure as the sun until suddenly a cloud moves in. A Hero closely examines the question of what drives us to do good. Is it fear of punishment, hope of reward, or -- just because?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 21, 2022
A Hero isn't about one man overcoming his own nature to become something new...the film's ending is bittersweet, but inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 21, 2022
Unlike a noir thriller, there are no heroes or villains, just ordinary people whose interests sometimes align and sometimes clash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 21, 2022
Farhadi wraps this bold story with tangled nuance and tightens his grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 20, 2022
The legalistic tangle is arcane to non-Iranian eyes, and some complications approach contrivance, but Farhadi makes it the stuff of near-unbearable tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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