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Hello Herman: movie review

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
Hello Herman
Hello Herman

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

There’s no equivalent to the Son of Sam law for bad art, but in the unlikely event that Michelle Danner’s opportunistic school-shooting homily becomes a hit, such legislation should be a top priority. Framed as a series of interviews between a journalist (Norman Reedus) and a high-school shooter (Garrett Backstrom) whose rampage left 42 dead, this drama (scripted by John Buffalo Mailer, Norman’s youngest son) peddles such shopworn culprits as school bullies, violent video games and a troubled home life. But it barely tries to offer insight into its much-debated subject, content to rip the scab off an ever-fresh wound for the sake of controversy. The most fitting punishment is to simply ignore its existence.

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Written by Sam Adams
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