American Hero

  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Love
  • Cast: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin

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A hard-partying superhero aims to change his ways… maybe…

The reluctant superhero is something of a fixture in the roster of box office blockbusters, but British filmmaker Nick Love takes an engagingly quirky spin on the well-worn tale. Stephen Dorff stars as boozy burnout Melvin who mainly uses his telekinetic powers for party tricks, but after a health scare he figures redemption (and the chance to see his son) may come if he uses his powers to fight crime in run-down New Orleans. Shot faux-documentary style with some nifty effects, it’s a nicely offbeat superhero story.

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