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Heroic

2023 1h 28m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
81% Tomatometer 16 Reviews
Luis, an Indigenous 18-year-old, enters the Heroic Military College in hopes of ensuring a better future. There, he encounters a rigid and institutionally violent system designed to turn him into a perfect soldier. Read More Read Less

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Drew Gregory Autostraddle I have never seen an American military film with this level of political clarity and few with its artistic merit. Jan 31, 2023 Full Review Robert Daniels RogerEbert.com A final breathtaking shot that establishes Zonana’s “Heroic” as the boldest swing against an institution that we’ve seen in quite some time. Jan 26, 2023 Full Review Wendy Ide Screen International David Zonana’s stark and accomplished second feature shines a light on the normalisation of violence in Mexico, and on the cyclical nature which perpetuates it. Jan 22, 2023 Full Review Raquel Loredo Caimán Cuadernos de Cine The film is revealed as an essay that warns about the dangerous instrumentalization and power of misunderstood masculinity, along with a society with fewer resources. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 3, 2023 Full Review Alvaro Arce EscribiendoCine Through a convincing narrative and complex characters, director David Zonana transmits a powerful and necessary message about Mexico's current situation. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Juan Jose Cruz Cine Premiere Although it succeeds in reflecting a strong and chilling reality, Heroic becomes repetitive and leaves a feeling that it could have given more, much more. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Sep 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Luis, an Indigenous 18-year-old, enters the Heroic Military College in hopes of ensuring a better future. There, he encounters a rigid and institutionally violent system designed to turn him into a perfect soldier.
Director
David Zonana
Producer
Michel Franco, David Zonana, Eréndira Núñez Larios
Screenwriter
David Zonana
Production Co
Filmadora, Film i Väst
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Spanish
Runtime
1h 28m