Hick (2012)

Small town teenager Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitchhikes her way west. Along the way, Luli crosses paths with… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Ambles back and forth between tomfoolery and strained seriousness.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A smarmy little road movie about a Southern teenage girl losing her innocence the hard way during the Reagan era.

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Richard Haridy

Derek Martini's second feature - after the competent Lymelife - is a confused mess of awkward tonal shifts and boring narrative tangents all encased in the discomforting shell of a Lolita fantasy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It contains some effective performances, it does a good job of evoking bereft and empty landscapes, but what is it for? Has she learned anything? Have we?

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Mostly plays like some creepy-perv fantasia looking for mileage from the mature-beyond-her-years presence of young star ChloŽ Grace Moretz.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Just a notch above dismal. Even with the star power

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James Berardinelli

Hick wants to come across as trippy and offbeat but its bizarre, surreal approach is more off-putting than effective.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Forced irony or klutziness? Too often that's the question you ask of "Hick," which makes the answer all too clear.

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Stephen Fitzpatrick
The Australian

Hick is worth the effort -- and it does have some genuinely witty writing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
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three stars
Chris Weber
This is a trashy and lurid road movie that, while not as exploitative as I thought it would be, is also a lot more meandering, uneven, and underwhelming than I… More
Bruce Bruce
A coming of age story about Luli, a 13-year-old girl who decides to run off to Las Vegas after her parents abandon her. Events along the way will force her to… More
Manu Gino
A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas. Not so great! I think that the script it's good… More
Nicki Marie
Mostly liked this. The story jumps around a little and can be hard to follow, but it's interesting and cast all put in good performances. I tend up like… More
Gimly M.
Of all the genres that could exist "Fucked-Up-Coming-of-Age-Movie" would be my favourite. Hick is an example of such a genre. But it is not a great… More