• onemarathon

    ★★★ Watched by onemarathon 04 Sep, 2014

    Hesher is one bizarre film.

    The story of an emotional family tragedy is wrapped in the madness of a violent Metallica fan. JGL as Hesher behaves like a menace to society most of the time, but there are glimpses into his inner anguish. We don't explore what his problems are, but I am sure they are many. Hesher moves in, uninvited, with a bereaving family and runs amok across the neighbourhood... but no, let's think big... the city?

    TJ is…

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  • Mel S

    ★★★½ Watched by Mel S 02 Sep, 2011

    Surprisingly good!

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  • Chris Hormann

    ★★★½ Watched by Chris Hormann 24 Aug, 2014

    What if you had an imaginary friend, but that imaginary friend was also a pot-smoking arsonist who likes to tell sexually explicit stories. No, it's not Ted, but it's Hesher and while he doesn't turn out to be imaginary (although his interactions with 10 year old TJ for the first half hour or so make it seem like it's going to be the case), he does do the things we would only imagine doing in real life (like setting fire…

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  • Austin Wolf

    ★★★★½ Watched by Austin Wolf 24 Aug, 2014

    JGL is the man.

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  • William Eguizabal

    ★★ Rewatched by William Eguizabal 20 Oct, 2011

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  • Michael

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael 05 Jun, 2011

    Hesher is a dick...and a nice guy. These aspects often take turns. Sometimes they work together. Neither goes away. At the end of the movie he's still a dick...and a nice guy...and has a tremendous impact on the family he crashes with. The good impact dominates at the end, but it's not all good.

    A pretty impressive movie. Difficult to pull off effectively. The stellar cast nails down every character with solid believability.

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  • uncrasamatic

    ★★★½ Watched by uncrasamatic 06 Aug, 2014

    Hesher is a little uneven in tone. Sometimes making uneasy dismounts from raw and gritty to precious to pure comedy, however the performances are what really make this movie stand out.

    Rainn Wilson, JGL and the young Devin Brochu really stand out. Brochu brings a great amount of depth for an actor of such a young age, Wilson's portrayal of a meek and desperate widower apathetically losing his connection to his remaining family and the world in general is heartbreakingly…

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  • Chris

    ★★½ Watched by Chris 03 Aug, 2014

    Hesher didn't really work for, the whole plot didn't seem to go anywhere and everything was too disjointed. However, the cast was great, with a memorable performance by Rainn Wilson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is always worth seeing.

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  • Joyce Heinen

    ★★★½ Watched by Joyce Heinen 06 Mar, 2014

    Is there anything Joseph Gordon-Levitt can’t do? From a child star he grew to be one of the most diverse actors of his generation. In “Hesher” he portrays an asocial head banger with strange morals.

    He pops into TJ’s life, who just lost his mother. TJ can’t share his grief with his dad, who has gone into a big depression ever since it happened. And his caring grandmother can’t help him either, because she is constantly confused. Why Hesher is…

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  • JulieC

    ★★★½ Watched by JulieC 28 Jul, 2014

    Mrs. Rosowski: Life is like walking in the rain... you can hide and take cover or you can just get wet.

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  • Dan

    ★★★★ Watched by Dan 24 Jul, 2014

    Hesher: You lost your wife. And you lost your mom. I lost my nut.

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  • Jesler van der Meer

    ★★★½ Watched by Jesler van der Meer 11 Jul, 2014

    I think Gordon-Levitt is amazing. Stunning performance.
    And Natalie Portman just completes it.

    Dark, rough, but with a point.

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