Bronco Billy (1980)


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Bronco Billy stars Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as the impresario of a seedy wild west show. Going along for the ride is spoiled socialite Sondra Locke, who is "initiated" by being pressed into service as the wrong end of a knife-throwing act. The rest of the troupe, like Eastwood himself, are losers in life who yearn for the freedom and opportunity of the long-gone Old West. Despite its raucous ad campaign, Bronco Billy is at base a wistful character study, avoiding the usual trappings of … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dennis Hackin
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On DVD: Aug 8, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Bronco Billy

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Charming offbeat Western satire about a modern-day cowboy, directed and starring Clint Eastwood.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

"The film's sweetly nostalgic tone also conveys Eastwood's deep love of the Wild West and the simple values of the old-fashioned cowboy characters who fantasize about inhabiting it. "

Full Review… | July 5, 2013

One of Clint Eastwood's most enjoyable films.

Full Review… | April 9, 2007

Audience Reviews for Bronco Billy


A tremendously enjoyable motion picture. One of Clint Eastwood`s best movies and best performances ever. A compelling, well-character drawn and heart-warming masterpiece. It`s wickedly funny, smart and wonderfully entertaining. Eastwood crafts one of his finest performances and possibly his most wonderful character. I loved it, it`s a beautiful blend of humor and drama. The film packs nothing but pure heart and surprises. Its grand entertainment at it`s finest.

Al S

Super Reviewer


a modern tale with a western feel, bronco billy tells an incredibly unique story with solid direction and a perfect blend of humor and drama. i REALLY want to know how billy got his rangler out of jail, but its obvious that eastwood left that one question unanswered to build on the effectiveness of billy's character. overall a solid film.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Clint Eastwood as an anachronistic cowboy in a modern day western that typically pines for the days when men were men etc. etc. Clint's likeable enough, Sondra Locke isn't.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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