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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

2 stars

really cool kids flick. great story and fun to watch, especially with your kids if you have them. the only problem was the end, the last 15 minutes were dumb even for a kids movie. there are other directions the movie could have gone at the end to still be feel good without being stupid, but this one is still worth watching especially if you love baseball.

- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3 stars

Pretty decent. Looked great and actually the story was pretty cool too. Enjoyable family entertainment.

- stratjas9, Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3 stars

Very cute!

- PC79, Wednesday, June 27, 2007