Hero

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Released 2004

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Director:
Subhash Ghai
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG-13
Master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino presents "Hero" -- starring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation! With supernatural skill ... and no fear ... a nameless soldier (Jet Li) embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat! Acclaimed by critics and honored with numerous awards, "Hero" was nominated for both an Oscar (2002 Best Foreign Language Film)and Golden Globe!

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Led by director Zhang Yimou and dazzling cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the unseen Hero production team has made what just might be the most artistically sophisticated, most fo...

  • 80

    Variety Derek Elley

    A dazzlingly lensed, highly stylized meditation on heroism.

  • 60

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Hero is easy on the eyes, but it's too segmented to gather much momentum and too art-directed to convey much urgency.

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