Wild Bill
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Maverick writer-director Walter Hill's version of the famous Wild Bill Hickok legend is a dreamscape western that is told entirely in flashback. Hickok's friend Charley Prince (John Hurt) narrates the events of Wild Bill's life while sitting at Bill's graveside. Hickok is played by Jeff Bridges as a mean, high-spirited, but gallant outlaw. He wanders the West, adding to his reputation with some well-chosen gunfights, and he meets up with characters such as Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin), who becomes his sidekick for a time. After becoming a legend, Hickok signs up for a stint… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie itself is a lot of deadwood in the competitive holiday season."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A Hot, Adrenaline-Pumping Western...Barkin is blistering!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Jeff Bridges gives a bravura performance as the legendary gunslinger at the end of his days."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Interesting take on Wild Bill Hickock, again mixing more fable with his real life."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A tedious, confusing, and dismal account of the historical figure."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"A rare Walter Hill movie that just didn't work for me."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"The characters are interesting as caricature, but not as real people. There is no one in the show that the audience cares whether they live or die."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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