Baghdad Texas (2010)

Baghdad Texas


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While a Middle Eastern dictator is fleeing his besieged country his plane crashes on the Mexican Border. He is inadvertently carried into Texas by illegal immigrants. Struck by a truck occupied by three cowboys he is taken to their exotic game ranch where their housekeeper nurses him back to health as they slowly discover his true identity. Or is it? The first action-packed ten minutes have virtually no dialogue, but skillful shooting, editing and musical score give the viewer all the set-up … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Shaneye Ferrell, David H. Hickey
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Quickly disappoints with an inconsistent tone and painful overacting.

Full Review… | August 27, 2010
New York Times
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David H. Hickey's Lone Star comedy never really develops, stalling this culture-clash clambake at the merely likable stage.

Full Review… | August 25, 2010
Top Critic

Hickey's overarching arguments about war, diplomacy, and American intelligence aren't just muddled, but altogether nonexistent, leaving his comedically challenged film Iraqi-desert-level barren.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010
Village Voice
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Although Hickey's film soon becomes less interested in obscuring its narrative than in unfolding its plot, its intentions remain, refreshingly, never quite clear.

Full Review… | August 30, 2010
Slant Magazine

Often funny, refreshingly original, imaginative and unpredictable, although it could use more satirical bite.

Full Review… | August 27, 2010
NYC Movie Guru

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