American HeroMelvin, a reluctant hero who is far from super, has been suppressing his telekinetic powers for years with booze, drugs, and women. Until one day realises that if he wants to see his enstranged son, the only way he can do is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.
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Directors of "American Hero"Nick LoveBirthdate: 24 December 1969, London, England, UK
Creators of "American Hero"Nick LoveBirthdate: 24 December 1969, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "American Hero"RogerEbert.comDecember 11, 2015
A Dorff sideshow first and foremost, "American Hero" is far too casual with Melvin's character arc, and the appeal of superhuman abilities.Los Angeles TimesDecember 10, 2015
Writer-director Nick Love brings an enticingly quirky sensibility to the kaleidoscopic action, infusing his offbeat tale with raucous charm and a big, sloppy heart.New York TimesDecember 10, 2015
"American Hero" starts off seeming as if it is going to be a fresh take on superheroes, but Nick Love, who wrote and directed, turns out to have nowhere to go with his intriguing premise.Village VoiceDecember 08, 2015
The filmmakers blend tones like a child mixing fountain drinks into one unidentifiable flavor.StarburstJuly 11, 2016
American Hero is a decent idea, but is let down by sloppy execution and meandering plot.Film Journal InternationalDecember 10, 2015
This drama about a deadbeat father trying to straighten up for his young son takes an unusual and not particularly convincing turn when it's revealed that dad has a superpower.Blu-ray.comDecember 10, 2015
Love submits a crude, confused tale of soulful awakening with "American Hero," habitually unsure what to do with the characters or even how to tell the story, leaving Dorff to do all the heavy lifting as the endeavor spins out of control.HollywoodInToto.comDecember 09, 2015
We don't need another hero, right? American Hero begs to differ.Screen InternationalDecember 02, 2015
A likeable if lightweight indie dramedy about a messed-up New Orleans superhero and his cranky, wheelchair-bound best friend.
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