2002 | Drama | 99 minutes | Mandarin with English subtitles
Why Stream This Film?
Hero is just as spiritual in its dramatic scenes as in its action sequences. Richard Corliss, film critic of TIME, called Hero a “masterpiece.”
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 94%
- Metacritic Score: 85
Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
Berlin International Film Festival: Winner, Alfred Bauer Award (Zhang Yimou)
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Led by director Zhang Yimou and dazzling cinematographer Christopher Doyle, HERO might be the most artistically sophisticated, most beautiful martial arts film the genre has seen.
HERO demonstrates how the martial arts genre transcends action and violence and moves into poetry, ballet, and philosophy.
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