Requiem for Billy the Kid
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Requiem for Billy the Kid
Director Anne Feinsilber offers an impressionistic look at the life, legend and lasting influence of a legendary outlaw in this documentary. Born William Henry McCarty and later known as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid was a petty thief who later joined up with a gang of outlaws and horse thieves, and developed a reputation as a bloodthirsty gunman (which history suggests wasn't truly deserved) when he was shot and killed in 1881 by Pat Garrett, a New Mexico sheriff who knew Billy from his earlier career as a bartender. Billy the Kid's life quickly became the stuff of legend, and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A treat for fans of western movies and anyone interested in myths of the Old West."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"Feinsilber builds the bond between Billy and Rimbaud by arguing that, while one used a gun, the other a quill, both ended their careers at 21, the outlaw by death and the poet by ceasing to write. OK."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
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