Bronco Billy
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Bronco Billy stars Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as the impresario of a seedy wild west show. Going along for the ride is spoiled socialite Sondra Locke, who is "initiated" by being pressed into service as the wrong end of a knife-throwing act. The rest of the troupe, like Eastwood himself, are losers in life who yearn for the freedom and opportunity of the long-gone Old West. Despite its raucous ad campaign, Bronco Billy is at base a wistful character study, avoiding the usual trappings of car chases and redneck villains and offering quiet chuckles instead of belly laughs.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Charming offbeat Western satire about a modern-day cowboy, directed and starring Clint Eastwood."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An affectionate ode to the fading myth of the American West."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"This movie clearly means a whole lot to Clint Eastwood, and he does a darn good job of showing why."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
""The film's sweetly nostalgic tone also conveys Eastwood's deep love of the Wild West and the simple values of the old-fashioned cowboy characters who fantasize about inhabiting it. ""
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Entertaining Eastwood, unusual subject matter."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Eastwood, much like Burt Reynolds' character in Boogie Nights, welcomes everyone into an unconventional but strangely warm environment."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide
"One of Clint Eastwood's most enjoyable films."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Bronco Billy depicts a genuine screen hero who incarnates the place that cowboys occupy in our slow moving dreams."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"If you can overlook the warm fuzzies of this film, it can be charming, lighthearted fun."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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