Bite the Bullet
Bite the Bullet (1975)

Fast-paced and episodic, this exciting western adventure chronicles a 600 mile cross-country horse race. The stories of the individual racers unfold as they gallop their sturdy steeds across the rugged, unforgiving terrain. The… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

An excellent, literate action drama probing the diverse motivations of participants in an endurance horse race.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A finely crafted, epic Western about a cross-country horseback endurance race.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I wish I had a bullet to chew down on to kill the pain this pic gave me.

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Time Out

Any random thought ever committed to paper about the intrinsic 'messages' of the Western genre here turns up as a line of speechifying dialogue: the result is a folly stultified by its own seriousness.

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Steve Crum

Unusual, big budget western concerning horse race to deathly finish.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers a fresh twist on winning out and gives us pause to think about our way of being in the world

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

In spite of all the care, the money and the hardships that apparently went into its production, the movie looks prefabricated, like something assembled from other people's earlier, better inspirations.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Spendid period piece about an endurance horse race.

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The result is that the film's message about sportsmanship decency becomes thoroughly anodyne. Entertaining nevertheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
A slow, unusual western with some interesting background detail. Watching the likes of Gene Hackman, James Coburn and Ben Johnson could never exactly be called… More
Cameron Johnson
"Another one bites the bullet, another one bites the bullet; and another one gone, and another one gone; another bites the bullet!" Man, that's a… More
Keith Munley
A good ensemble western. I like the idea of a bunch a people in a race across the west