American Hero

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    May 1, 2014

    What the popular press said...

    "The characters are life-bruised, sympathetically observed small fry, but the plot often evolves in synthetic-feeling directions...But in depicting the blooming friendships that take root even in this dreary job environment, "American Hero" underscores that even when the work may get you down, the people you work with can give you a lift."
    Charles Isherwood for New York Times

    "The cast is good and the show makes for a fast-moving 90 minutes. There are lots of ideas raised, including ones about economic reality, desperation, dehumanization and corporate craziness. But writer Wohl can't wrap it all up."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "American Hero never quite lives up to its tasty premise, although it delivers some mild chuckles along the way..."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Under Leigh Silverman's sure directorial hand, a smart cast fills in some of the blanks of their unfinished characters, lending them some dignity in their darkest moments of comic desperation."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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