Wild Bill
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This arty western chronicles the exploits of one of its most illustrious characters--Wild Bill Hickock, a gunfighter of nearly mythic proportions. In this film, Wild Bill is a nearly psychotic killer with a literal hair-trigger temperament. For the first segment of the film, he is seen gunning down victim after victim over a nine-year-period in the mid to late 1800s. Later, he returns to Deadwood Gulch in the Dakota Territory to reconnect with his occasional lover Calamity Jane. While there he smokes opium as he contemplates a show down with the young gun Jack McCall, and in that blue haze… 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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