"As a filmmaker, [Micheline] Lanctôt has always troubled the narrative surface of her films. She has always created challenging structures which contest any received opinion of what cinema can be. But for most people, the structure of La vie d'un héros will appear less complex than confusing, less intricate than apparently inept—as if devised in a great rush."
-- Peter Harcourt
Harcourt, Peter. "Micheline Lanctôt: A Woman in the World." Descant 28, no. 3 (1997). (p. 114)