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Everyone's Hero Review

Movies.com Critics

1.0

Dave White Profile

… cheaply made 3-D junk … Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A tweener but not necessarily a good one. It falls into the gap between good intentions and faulty storytelling.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    A sweet, inspirational movie that doesn't offer any surprises, but entertains youthful audiences in a gentle, almost old-fashioned way.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Probably the last movie to carry a credit for the late Christopher Reeve--as well as the last credit for Reeve's late wife, Dana.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Everyone's Hero re-creates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache, but a sassy ball and bat don't cut it as compelling cartoon characters, and the not-so-human humans never quite do either (Babe Ruth looks like Shrek).

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 4+

A bland feel-good flick with a positive message.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's very little in this movie that's objectionable. OK, so it's the same old "persevering against the odds" theme that's been done a million times. That said, it's a pleasant look back at an era when kids plastered their rooms with baseball banners and heroes could be found at every baseball stadium.

  • Families can talk about the importance of putting family first and plugging through the rough times. They can also talk about dreams and the determination needed to pursue them. Was Yankee right to take off on his own to return the bat? Could he have handled it differently to avoid putting himself in danger? Also, what does it take to be a hero? Who are the real heroes in our lives?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Yankee takes off on his own to return the bat and encounters peril. Lefty is rude and disrespectful. The kids at the sandlot make fun of Yankee. At least one fart joke. Lying and stealing.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence and scariness: The kids at the sandlot throw things at Yankee. Lefty gets kicked in the face and falls onto a railroad track and later gets smacked by the baseball bat. Yankee encounters peril on the trip.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: "Butt," "Don't make me break out my whoopin' stick!" (uttered by the bat); the sandlot kids talk rudely to Yankee.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some smoking among adult characters.

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