Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018)


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France 1809. The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naive Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline soon starts to become ill with worry, pushing her sister Elizabeth to write fake letters on behalf of Neuville thinking he would never come back.When Neuville finally returns home unexpectedly, he is welcomed in glory but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville and the two imposters are about to start a ruthless fight, conspiring against each other using the best tricks they can find.

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Critic Reviews for Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

A comedy that offers one or two good jokes amid lots of shouting matches and easy bouts of slapstick.

Feb 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the film deepens a little towards the end, it's always light, picturesque entertainment.

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The main pleasure here is the sparky chemistry between Laurent's screwball-style smart cookie heroine and Dujardin's lovable rogue.

Dec 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's admirably silly, though, played with aplomb by a game cast, and it features some amusingly rococo lines.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[A] ridiculous yet enjoyable romp...

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Full to the brim with Gallic charm, it's an engaging and likeable farce that has unexpected emotional depth.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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