Rent Hero (2002)

3.7 of 5 from 231 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
Master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino presents HERO - starring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation! With supernatural skill ... and no fear ... a nameless soldier (Jet Li) embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat!
Actors:
, , , , , , , Tianyong Zheng, , , , , Ma Wen Hua, Xu Kuang Hua, Liu Jie, Li Lei, Jin Ming, Peng Qiang, Shou Xin Wang, Chang Xiao Yang
Directors:
Voiced By:
James Hong, Emil Lin, Bruce Locke, Angela Oh, James Sie, Elizabeth Sung
Writers:
Feng Li, Bin Wang
Aka:
Ying xiong
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
Hong Kong, Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

2003 Berlinale Alfred-Bauer Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
21/02/2005
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English, Mandarin
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Inside The Action: A conversation with Quentin Tarantino and Jet Li
  • Hero Defined
  • Storyboards: 'Golden Forest', 'Library', 'Ring Of Iron' and 'Lake'
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/09/2009
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Mandarin, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene
  • Inside The Action: A Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Jet Li
  • Hero Defined Making-Of
  • Storyboards
  • Soundtrack Spot

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Reviews (1) of Hero

Okay - Hero review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
03/10/2005

Not a bad movie, expected more subtlety. First 45 mins seem to drag out and are overly worked with cool and atmospheric shots and direction. I believe to the point that it's too many atmospheric shots bolted together. It picks up in the last 45 mins, when the story seems to pull out it's twists and meaning. Ok martial arts, nice visuals, some terrible acting in a manga style from the female leeds (snarling and shouting Ho! whilst flying through the air - not good, especially as the female Leeds are so much better than that), though some of the visuals of characters in a manga style are superb. To see the comic books come to life with make-up and subtle eye movements - fantastic. Watch and see the difference bewteen translating the manga understated and the manga overstated.

I've bought this film pior to hiring it, I will watch it again, but only for some of the movie, unlike "Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon" which is just a beautiful and complete movie, period.

1 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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