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 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 22 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.




  • Depressing

    By Guess123..
    Who does not like Sam Elliott’s voice. I bought this movie on that basis and his previous movies. But this movie was a lame imitation of his earlier characters. It dragged, scripts were predictable and very depressing. If you are a big Sam Elliott fan and insist on seeing it, save your money and just rent it...if you must.
  • Love this movie!!

    By Faux Anonymity
    What can I say? Sam Elliott is absolutely superb in this film. He just seems to get better with age. The supporting cast is also great. Sam rocks !!! Always has !!! Highly recommend to everyone. 👍👍👍😎
  • Too much mumbling

    By Landscapingman
  • Amazing Performance

    By FredoA
    Dear Sam Elliott, thank you very much for this movie. Watching you for almost 2 hours was pure joy. Also the rest of the cast was beautiful. Definitely worth watching.
  • 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.