October 6, 1992 -- ``Hero'' stars Dustin Hoffman as a slimy little crook who becomes a hero when he rescues several people from a plane crash. An impostor, played by Andy Garcia, pretends he is the hero and claims the $1 million reward posted by a television station for the hero.
Then, as Hoffman's character often says, ``things get complicated.'' I think one of the reasons I liked the film is that it successfully lampoons the media.
Geena Davis, as the hard-hitting TV reporter and Chevy Chase as her ruthless boss, both do a good job of playing news professionals with few ethical hangups. The acting in the film is solid all around.
The ending of the film is a little muddled and parts of the film drag, but it is a pretty good commentary on contemporary values and is more often funny than not. It does have its moments. This film rates a B.
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