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A Hero Reviews

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January 19, 2022
A Hero offers [Farhadi's] most accomplished in some time, craftily spinning significant, life-altering discord ... But alas, that larger production isn't offering much else.
January 5, 2022
In the case of A Hero, Farhadi doesn't seem to understand that you can only add on so many story elements before the whole thing starts to strain under the weight.
January 14, 2022
Eventually you really expect several people in A Hero to scream, 'Oh, come on!'
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 2, 2022
The experience is akin to watching a movie about someone dying of a minor infection because no one in the house knows that antibiotics have been invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2021
A little too flat and prosaic for its rich, dark themes. While there are sporadic flashes of visual poetry, the low-voltage naturalism and overstretched runtime drag in places. Could use a little more stylistic daring, dramatic punch and nimble editing.
January 11, 2022
It is a tolerable movie, but the story utilizes too many arbitrary plot devices which increase its moral ambiguity and inhumanity, while decreasing it's appeal, believability and relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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 13, 2022
Farhadi never insults his audience with obvious exposition. The viewer is left to discover who Rahim is, the various characters' motivations, and who the stories' villains and heroes are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2022
As a masterful storyteller, director Farhadi makes action clear, compelling and ultimately exasperating.
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 8, 2022
A Hero gives the viewer insight into how individuals navigate within Iranian law and culture.
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 12, 2022
On and on I could go, the discussions, and the debates are endless with A Hero. That's what makes it such a great film and another shiny jewel onto the crown of Asghar Farhadi as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 30, 2021
A fiercely compelling and intelligent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
January 26, 2022
With exceptional performances, lingering cinematography, and a stark realist soundscape, A Hero is worth holding out for.
January 21, 2022
This is filmmaking at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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 20, 2022
The director knows how to stage these amazing scenes that show just how people behave when they feel their back is up against a wall and how little white lies can bite one on the ass.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 20, 2022
We're truly in the hands of a master here, one mashing us up into paste, and I loved every second of it
January 18, 2022
Despite some flaws in the plot ..., A Hero has very realistic depictions of themes exploring how media and public opinions can shape how someone in the public eye can be perceived.
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