Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 (15) | Top Critics (3)

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

December 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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[A] ridiculous yet enjoyable romp...

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

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

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The pure comedy in the film is pitch perfect, from ridiculous situations to romantic comedy territory that is actually delightful to follow.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The basic comedic premise is an extremely thin one and the film never quite figures out a way to build on it to increase either the stakes or the laughs.

February 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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

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