A Hero | 2021    

Updated January 26, 2022

Summary & Info

A Hero
Iranian movie about a man (Amir Jadidi) that’s in prison for a debt he was unable to repay. However, when an opportunity to repay the debt arises, the situation becomes more muddled. Cast: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Ehsan Goodarzi, Sarina Farhadi, Maryam Shahdaei, Alireza Jahandideh, Farrokh Nourbakht, Mohammad Aghebati, Saleh Karimaei and Ali Ranjbari. Director: Asghar Farhadi. In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles. [2:07 – PG-13]

Dueling Critics

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“[A] clear-eyed, precise and thrilling work…It’s tense and thought-provoking throughout…It’s a superb morality play that immerses us deeply in a society’s values and rituals and keeps us guessing right to its powerful final shot.”
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“Perhaps this should be interesting. Certainly, others have found it interesting…’A Hero’ takes place mainly outside the family, within Iranian public life, and it’s a frustrating watch because everything bad that happens doesn’t need to happen.”

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A Hero | 2022

    

Updated January 26, 2022

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“[A] clear-eyed, precise and thrilling work…It’s tense and thought-provoking throughout…It’s a superb morality play that immerses us deeply in a society’s values and rituals and keeps us guessing right to its powerful final shot.”
thumbs-down“Perhaps this should be interesting. Certainly, others have found it interesting…’A Hero’ takes place mainly outside the family, within Iranian public life, and it’s a frustrating watch because everything bad that happens doesn’t need to happen.”

Summary & Info

A Hero
Iranian movie about a man (Amir Jadidi) that’s in prison for a debt he was unable to repay. However, when an opportunity to repay the debt arises, the situation becomes more muddled. Cast: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Ehsan Goodarzi, Sarina Farhadi, Maryam Shahdaei, Alireza Jahandideh, Farrokh Nourbakht, Mohammad Aghebati, Saleh Karimaei and Ali Ranjbari. Director: Asghar Farhadi. In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles. [2:07 – PG-13]

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