American Hero (2015) - Action, Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

90

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Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Nick Love
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 30 found boring (30%)

One-line Reviews (19)

The end conclusion also feels rushed and uninspiring.

It was both entertaining and it also made me think.

Writer/director Nick Love relates the enjoyable and engrossing story at a constant pace, grounds the premise in a plausibly mundane everyday reality, offers a surprisingly thoughtful and effective mix of comedy and drama, and further provides a flavorsome evocation of the New Orleans setting.

It's depiction is much more down to earth, mundane, and realistic compared to the glamorous and romantic depiction of people with super powers in other movies like The Marvel and DC films.

Very,very disappointing result, I would stay far away from this yawn.

waste of time.

The remainder of the hour and a half you are bored to tears waiting on the superhero to show up while being subjected to watching a waste of oxygen get drunk and high over and over.

This movie is so boring, the interactions so nonsensical and this all leading up to a short scene in which this "superhero" actually does anything worthwhile ...

The action is slow to get going.

Melvin is assisted on his noble quest by his easygoing disabled best friend Lucille (a spirited and engaging portrayal by Eddie Griffin).

Ever listen in on a tedious, empty, dumb conversation between a gang of spoiled, pretentious gits?

The story of a person with superhuman abilities filmed in a handheld style will inevitably cast minds back to Josh Trank's 2012 highly enjoyable breakout hit CHRONICLE.

All I can imagine is whoever produced this boring chopped up story tried to pacify everyone on the committee!

The movie invests so much on establishing that he's a screw up, it has repetitive party montage for a good portion of the runtime, which tends to get stale after a while.

Stephen Dorff is cast perfectly as a mundane style superhero.

It's also nice that the movie adds some interviews with supporting chars to establish heroic or mundane atmosphere as well as adding slight realistic flavor.

" Despite that "Undercover Brother" may be one of the worst movies I've seen (the gag throughout the whole thing: white people are lame!

Based on what I was looking for I found it slow and boring.

A confusing mashed up mess of a movie.