The Hero (2017)

“Movies are other people’s dreams.” – Lee Hayden

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Sep 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A veteran actor who is proud of one role he played decades earlier tries to come to terms with the direction his life has taken as he turns 70.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Sam Elliott’s work and his towering presence usually is seen in films in a supporting capacity.

In this film, he takes the lead and it makes me sad that he didn’t have this kind of opportunity years ago because he is amazing here.

This role seems perfect for him and I believe that this is truly one of his best (if not THE best) role of his career.

The character that he plays here is portrayed in such a genuine fashion that it’s so easy to believe that all that happens here is based on truth.

This also helps us care so much more about what will happen to him as things move forward.

The emotions he shows us feel quite real and it helps us see how his character reflects on his past with both regret and with happiness over some of his accomplishments.

The dialogue is great here because it helps us understand so much about his life and dreams based solely on conversations with others or through the new situations that he experiences along the way.

I doubt Elliott will get much recognition for this role, but he definitely deserves much accolades for this role.

This is proof that he should be given more leading role sin the future.

Bottom Line – Elliott is superbly cast in this film. He has always been a great actor with a towering presence and this film is perhaps his very best work. The character he plays feels so real and it’s easy to care what will happen to him. Many of the emotions that the character has to feel seem quite genuine and it’s interesting how we can see the reflection of his life based solely on his conversations and situations that he experiences. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Katharine Ross’s first feature film after a ten year absence from cinema. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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