The Frisco Kid
The Frisco Kid (1979)

Set in the Wild West, this comedy follows the misadventures of Polish rabbi Avram Belinsky as he travels across the wilderness to reach his new congregation in San Francisco. After a series of mishaps, the rabbi is befriended by an outlaw,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 13, 1979
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jordan Hiller

The Frisco Kid is, all pratfalls and tuchus jokes aside, the quintessential "Torah "movie.

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Clint Morris

Aldrich's film is a timeless classic with a bevy of super performances.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Cute but forgettable Western comedy.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Absurd Western spoof, that relies almost solely on its ethnic brand of humor to get over.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The Frisco Kid made me laugh several times and smile often... I'd say that makes it at least a mildly successful film and a fairly enjoyable one, too.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Ethnic comedy-western with good Wilder-Ford chemistry

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Aldrich was a man's man director; he could direct black comedy, but he had no idea how to handle the straightforward, earnest brand on display here.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Robert Aldrich's penultimate film is an easygoing work of some considerable charm that relies far too much on ethnic humor to sit quite as comfortably as it might like.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Frisco Kid works thanks to Gene Wilder's jaunty, sweet and convincing triumph of comic bravado.

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Phil Hubbs
Imagine it, you've got Harrison Ford who's literately fresh off Star Wars and the hottest thing in Hollywood at the time. So what better way to follow… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A great comedy Western with a funny Rabbi (Gene Wilder) seeking the protection of an gunslinging outlaw (Harrison Ford), for a journey from Philadelphia to San… More
Aj V
This isn't a very well known comedy, but it's very funny and it was interesting to see Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford working together in a movie. If… More
Dean McKenna
An okay western, but funny of a feisty team - rabbi (Gene Wilder) and bank robber (my favourite idol, Harrison Ford).