Walker (1987)

This historically-based satirical film follows the 1855 invasion of Nicaragua by American William Walker (Ed Harris). Walker led a group of revolutionaries to take over the country and proceeded to appoint himself president on behalf of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 4, 1987
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Some bad movies are in no hurry to announce themselves, but Walker declares its badness right from the opening titles.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cox and writer Rudy Wurlitzer get the politics right, but don't know how to clearly tell their story without seeming like loonies.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

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.

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Rob Gonsalves

The movie's fierce detractors must have been so disgusted that they weren't even willing to concede its strokes of genius.

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Chris Cabin

a grievously misunderstood piece of schizo art

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
I really don't get the appeal. I like Alex Cox, but this is just...bad.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Walker" starts in 1853 as William Walker(Ed Harris) barely survives his botched attempt at liberating a corrupt section of… More
Michael S
A historical biopic on acid and about 13 other hard drugs! Alex Cox's "WALKER" is a feverish, unbelievably delirious film that while based on… More
Alec Barniskis
Its unjustly hated in many circles. I love that the film throws out anything that resembles historical accuracy whenever it needs to in order to make a point.… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A strange war movie with black humour and no regard for historical accuracy. It's told very well, and very bloody throughout, but the comedy makes it… More
Ed Fucking Harris
I had only seen one of Alex Cox's films prior to this (Sid and Nancy) so was unsure what to expect from this 'historical drama'. Glad I gave it a… More