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Everyone's Hero

anime & animation, children & family, sports


From Director and Executive Producer, Christopher Reeve, Everyone's Hero is a warm and funny tale about 10-year-old Yankee Irving, a young boy who embarks on cross-country quest to return Babe Ruth's stolen bat.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    41%
  • Audience Score
    45%

common sense

ON for kids age 4
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

A bland feel-good flick with a positive message.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's very little in this movie that's objectionable. OK, so it's the same old "persevering against the odds" theme that's been done a million times. That said, it's a pleasant look back at an era when kids plastered their rooms with baseball banners and heroes could be found at every baseball stadium.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the importance of putting family first and plugging through the rough times. They can also talk about dreams and the determination needed to pursue them. Was Yankee right to take off on his own to return the bat? Could he have handled it differently to avoid putting himself in danger? Also, what does it take to be a hero? Who are the real heroes in our lives?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    41%
    reviews counted: 29
    see all Everyone's Hero reviews
  • Audience

    45%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's a shame that Christopher Reeve's final directorial effort could not have been a more fitting, and lasting, tribute.

- Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, September 15, 2006

Rotten: Young boys may be enchanted by the inspirational adventure, but for anyone over the age of nine, Yankee's journey is ultimately a dull one paved with good intentions.

- Brian Clark, Austin Chronicle, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rotten: Sweet and good-natured, but ultimately it's as unremarkable as its animation.

- Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A fun, reasonably well done family film. I didn't expect much and I quite enjoyed it. There are some funny lines and great "old school baseball" references, as a young boy comes across Babe Ruth's prized bat. Quite clean & enjoyable for all ages.

- moviemanmikey, Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2 stars

It's cool to have an baseball with attitude and a feminine bat to boot. (laugh) It's alright, again, not my cup of tea, especially sports cartoons. Just the same its a good animation to watch with family.

- joyouskiss, Tuesday, July 24, 2007

3 stars

It's a cute family film that holds a good message for baseball fans, but the movie is a little strange in a fun way as in fun strange. (B)

- fb100001513380747, Saturday, December 22, 2012