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Alex Cox directed this hallucinatory bio-pic starring Ed Harris as 19th-century American adventurer William Walker, who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and eventually a Nicaraguan dictator. When his deaf wife (Marlee Matlin) dies of cholera (but not before she utilizes sign language to tell Walker "To Hell with Manifest Destiny"), Walker is backed by multi-millionaire banker Cornelius Vanderbilt (Peter Boyle) to lead a band of mercenaries to Nicaragua in 1855 to make the country safe for Vanderbilt's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Some bad movies are in no hurry to announce themselves, but Walker declares its badness right from the opening titles."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Cox and writer Rudy Wurlitzer get the politics right, but don't know how to clearly tell their story without seeming like loonies."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Walker is the dark, neurotic flipside of Repo Man, where the antiheroic title character is not interested in any form of individual self-expression other than a single-minded pursuit of fame and glory."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"The movie's fierce detractors must have been so disgusted that they weren't even willing to concede its strokes of genius."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"a grievously misunderstood piece of schizo art"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Ed Harris in the lead role valiantly tries to make the best of a bad situation, but the cartoon dimensions of the story leave him twisting in the wind."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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