Local Hero details
|Starring:||Burt Lancaster, Jenny Seagrove, Fulton MacKay, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Peter Riegert|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 May 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Fantastic feel good filmBy esthersmile from worcs , 23 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A fantastic feel good film that is as comforting as it is funny. The typical "outraged natives" plot which usually transpires when an "evil" oil firm attempts to ruin the countryside is given an amusing twist.
Tragically underrated, this film is an absolute gem. The scenery is fantastic, and you really feel for the American guy who finds that he's sent to condemn his new-found paradise to be destroyed - and no one seems to mind but him.
The locals are funny, the timing is superb, and the offbeat surreal jokes are great. I recommend that everybody watch this film when they are feeling in a bad mood, it will immediately cheer you up!
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Great FunBy a customer from Ringmer , 17 Jan 2009A feel good movie, funny and entertaining
Burt Lancaster great!By a customer from Doncaster , 04 Dec 2008This is a lovely film, and in Scotland, you will enjoy this picture, I don't want to say too much and spoil it for you. Watch it and make your own mind up.
Nice way to spend a couple of hoursBy a customer from London , 08 Nov 2008I won't waste your eyes with my drivel - it's sweet, bit slow in places, amusing and very eighties! If you like Christmas you'll probably like this.
Local HeroBy a customer from St. Ives , 24 Oct 2008I could watch this film again and again!
Local HeroBy a customer from Glossop , 22 Oct 2008Enjoyable film, a little dated now & skips lightly over the complexities of the oil business. Cameo by Burt Lancaster is somewhat spoiled by the odd interludes with his psycho-babble/anger management consultant, feels a bit like filler. Interesting interview with Bill Forsyth with DVD provided extra insight. In summary, Innocuous, happy ending, nice scenery.