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Hero Review

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  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Swooningly beautiful, furious and thrilling, Zhang Yimou's Hero is an action movie for the ages.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A movie just good enough to keep nurturing rooting interest as you watch it.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Rich in motion -- the very clothes of the characters seem under a choreographer's direction -- as well as imagery.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    I wish 'Hero's emotional heat rose more intensely -- more recklessly. There's something grand but distant and almost fetishistic about the operatic solemnity with which Zhang approaches the Rashomonic story of assassins attempting to kill a king.

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