• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "Hesher" assembles a group of characters who aren't sure why they're in the same movie together. One by one, they have an attraction, but brought together, they're all elbows and angles. The title character (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is hauled into the movie as a classic deus ex machina, as if he's been lowered by rope into the middle of a situation he has no connection with. He's a fearsome heavy metal creature with charming tattoos: on his back, an upraised middle…


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 04 Aug, 2011

    JGL is great, playing mostly against type, and I loved the film's (almost) complete lack of sentimentality or typical melodrama, but it never really seems to go anywhere or do anything with its concept. It's got some great, brilliant moments of dark comedy, but in service of what? The film doesn't seem to know either.

    Still, you could do worse.


  • Kip Bowman Jr.

    ★★½ Watched by Kip Bowman Jr. 11 Apr, 2014

    I had owned this DVD for a few years that I bought used at my local video store. After taking me so long to watch the movie I think i know why i put it off for so long.

    I mean it wasn't bad. It just felt it was there to say and do weird outlandish stuff. Don't get me wrong all the actors were good in the roles. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman and the kid were good. I…


  • Unklerupert

    ★★★½ Added by Unklerupert

    Just looking at my right nut, appreciating my right nut.


  • Wulf | Medienjournal

    ★★★½ Watched by Wulf | Medienjournal 16 Feb, 2014

    Spencer Sussers "Hesher" funktioniert nicht in allen Belangen und die Unzugänglichkeit der Charaktere setzt sich in der filmischen Umsetzung fort, doch auch wenn die Mischung aus Vorstadt-Drama und respektloser Komödie als Konzept nicht immer aufgeht, offenbart der Film durchaus ein gesteigertes Maß an Qualitäten und punktet mit einer Vielzahl anrührender, tieftrauriger Szenen.

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  • Max Martinez

    ★★★½ Added by Max Martinez

    Hesher is probably one of my favorite Indie films I've seen in a while. The cast they have in the film is very good and the way Joseph Gordon-Levitt character, Hesher comes into the characters life and with his destructive attitude and life, he still changes them in a good way. I enjoy this film and hope you guys will too.


  • LetoAtreidesII

    Watched by LetoAtreidesII 20 Mar, 2014

    You know what kind of movie I hate the most? Not the ones who are 100% terrible 100% of their running time. I can see how a project can fail every step of the way, get released and be thrashed, that's how things work. What I hate the absolute most are movies that have so much potential to be more, to even be masterpieces with glimpses of brilliance but put so much work into sabotaging their effort that it boggles…


  • João Carlos Marques

    ★★★½ Watched by João Carlos Marques 08 Mar, 2014

    Different, simple, chaotic and, yet, very beautiful. Very good movie to see when you think that you are "down". Sometimes the simplicity and the desorder are the best ways.


  • Barney Rubble

    ★★★ Watched by Barney Rubble 23 Feb, 2014

    About thirty times more bizarre than I expected.


  • mazzyhope815

    ★★★½ Watched by mazzyhope815 01 Jan, 2014

    This is a really interesting, if not necessarily good, movie. Gordon-Levitt plays “Hesher”, a larger-than-life, broad, metalhead character that sort of floats around a young boy's sad, lonely coming-of-age movie. What’s interesting is how the movie blends the two disparate parts together, without compromising either one. I dug that. Natalie Portman is good in this too. As is the main kid, who I thought was the kid from Where the Wild Things Are, but is, in fact, not that kid.


  • evlkeith

    ★★★ Watched by evlkeith 09 Feb, 2014

    A heavy metal comedy isn't really my cup of tea. I was expecting something alone the lines of Superbad but with Lemmy in the lead role. Plus I've never really liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt so I can't say that I was looking forward to this. The only saving grace is that it's got Natalie Portman in it.

    Even so I was quite pleasantly surprised by Hesher. It's not really an out and out comedy - the dvd cover quote of "Hilarious!"…


  • Luke Pamer

    ★★★★½ Watched by Luke Pamer 05 Feb, 2014

    Everyone that loves movies has a few that they love a whole lot that other people think is "okay" or "pretty good." I believe "Hesher" is one of those movies for me.

    From the moment "Metallica" is played during the opening credits I had a feeling I was going to love this movie... & I did.

    For the most part, I generally really dislike child actors that are given the lead role in films. But Devin Brochu, who plays "TJ," carries…