The Hero

The Hero

By Brett Haley

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-06-09
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Brett Haley
  • Production Company: Northern Lights Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 14 Ratings


THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS). Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.




  • Really good until...

    By HellandBackInRealLife
    ....the totally misplaced comedy scene. Blew the entire plot. That was just plain weird, and then the disconnect was raging. Otherwise, even with that huge flaw, I would still watch anything Sam Elliott is in.
  • Beautiful. Reflective.

    By muzikfreaks3
    Perfectly cast. Beautiful. Reflective.
  • The Hero

    By windsurfjeff
    A deeply written heartfelt but funny and terrific movie starring the perfect man Sam Elliott for the role of a lifetime. Also special was the other leads Nick Offerman Laura Prepon and Katherine Ross Kristin Ritter making it a powerful movie we all can relate too. Be ready to laugh and cry and laugh and cry. But there is deep meaning for all of us. Congrats Sam Elliott and cast. Must see!
  • S.....L.....O.....W.

    By Sammmmm007
    Acting is great. Plot is way too slow.
  • Great movie

    By Meggie Gray Andersen
    I loved this movie from beginning to end, and I'm glad I bought it. Sam Elliott is a great actor, and he does an awesome job in this movie.
  • A National Treasure!

    By Markymark444
    Sam Elliott is a national treasure! It's criminal it took so long for him to get his own project, but the Hero makes up for it! He's in every scene and his talented co-stars only make him shine brighter. Definitely will have a fe Best Actor noms early next year.

    By gmanggmoney
    There tends to be a presumption that comes with the word "artsy" in regards to film. That a film feels boring or drawn out, even if it's well crafted like The Tree of Life. However, The Hero proves that one can be artsy and entertaining, especially with a lead like Sam Elliott who takes every unspoken moment to say something emotional about his character. The film does suffer from a natural comparison with films that have similar themes such as Lost in Translation and The Wrestler. The negative impact being that it never achieves the same emotional impact of those other films, but still makes a respectable effort.
  • Smooth As Buttah...

    By Arman223
    Sam Elliott is amazing in THE HERO -- it's his swan song to say the least. But he's surrounded by a killer cast including a hilarious Nick Offerman, adorable Laura Prepon and a supporting cast that feels genuine to the world.
  • Sam at his best 👍

    By Gamer holdem
    I'm a huge fan of this actor. And this movie is almost a biography per say of this actor. He has a golden voice 🤑. He's done more voice over work than any other actor as well as his quite but believable persona as a true western man. Loved his wife ( Katherine Ross) was in this film and ironically 1 daughter as in real life. I could watch him make toast and he'd put meaning behind it 😉. Even if your not a fan of Sam E - this is a movie you don't want to miss. Kudos to the director, writers and cast ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. Can't wait to own this flick