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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    As played by the spectacular Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hesher is the id run rampant. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Hesher is about as awful as independent films get, a mix of ugliness and unearned sentiment, with a flat story, repellent and pathetic characters and dialogue that consists of lots of stammering and cursing. show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Speaking of that middle-finger finale, there is one redeeming trait: At least it signals the end credits. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Rather than a character rooted in some sort of reality-social, satirical, psychological, take your pick-Hesher is an abstract notion animated by false energy. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hesher has its genuinely affecting scenes, but too much of the time it feels false and shallow. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Any way you slice it, writer-director Spencer Susser's movie is bad company, full of wanna-be-outrageous anecdotes from the fringe. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Too dark for a very broad audience, it will flummox some viewers drawn by its cast but will strike others with its more-than-prickly approach and standoffish humor. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Portman is also a producer of Hesher; it is the first of her new company's films. It's not too tough to see what might have drawn a producer to the project: The story's mix of the mythical and the mundane has become an indie staple, and Hesher's edge might have proved artful instead of shredding everything in its path. For any actress, however, the part of Nicole is embarrassingly thin. show more

  • 80
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Director Spencer Susser doesn't try to make Hesher anything other than a sociopath - a walking, profanity-spewing id - and to his credit, neither does Gordon-Levitt. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Unlike many films that hope to be called black comedy, it does not skimp on either the black or the comedy. show more

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    really dug the story and the actors all of them! great movie but has it\'s moments where you known why it is rated R, and nataly portman is hot hot hot!

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  • September 29, 2011 tovakhooper
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    Couldn\'t get through the whole movie it was so awful. Boring, disturbing, did not identify with or feel for a single character.

  • September 21, 2011 arioumr
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    this is the funniest thing ever!! couldn\'t stop laughing!! lmaoo

  • May 19, 2011 jq00000000091314
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    Hesher freaking rocked me. It\'s emotional, inspiring, and phenomenally funny.

  • May 14, 2011 tmjohansin
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    Joseph Gordan Levitt is fantastic!!! This is a movie to see.

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