Though Sinese takes liberties with Steinbeck's story, leaving us with an emotionally devastated main character where Steinbeck ends with an affirmation of friendship, this is a fine piece of work. Malkovich's Lennie is pure genius, Sinise is the perfect back-up, and the lesser figures - especially Joe Morton's Crooks - are all gems. Few films that bring literature to the screen do this well.
Reviewed by nieshaamos for Hero at 2008-03-19 16:23:11
Hero is the epinamy of what happen when you let your pride get in the way. The main character faces major complications to attain the huge cash amount he deserves, during his journey he realizes (and others around him) that we isn't the person he thought he was.