Billy Jack (1971)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 5
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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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Actor/auteur Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack in the motorcycle flick The Born Losers. Wandering Christlike through the Southwest, Native American Vietnam veteran Billy Jack -- soft-spoken, but well-versed in martial arts -- champions the cause of a progressive school run by Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor, Laughlin's real-life wife). The bigoted white townsfolk don't cotton to Jean's minority-group students, so they do everything they can to humiliate and physically abuse the kids.
Jan 1, 1971 Wide
Oct 31, 2000
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Billy Jack is the nicest surprise of the year, and my own feeling is that it ranks among the top half-dozen American films so far in 1971.
... when peaceful protest is met with guns and brutality, Billy kicks ass as a one-man-army of poetic justice.
Billy Jack f*%k yea!
A little heavy-handed with the message, this film still holds onto the brutality of the revenge style established in Born Losers.
You feel guilty liking this manipulative pulp, but it somehow grabs and holds onto you.
A film so fascinatingly liberal it almost seems to exist in a different universe.
Audience Reviews for Billy Jack
- Billy Jack: They tell me I'm supposed to control my bad temper, but when I see what you've done here, I just go beserk!
- Sheriff Cole: You'd kill her just like that?
- Billy Jack: No. You'd kill her. Then I'd kill you. Just. Like. That.
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