Kid Blue (1973)

Kid Blue (1973)

Kid Blue





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A hapless outlaw discovers he isn't any better off on the right side of the law in this offbeat western comedy set at the turn of the century. While Bickford Waner (Dennis Hopper) is known to lawmen as notorious bandit Kid Blue, his reputation far outstrips his actual success as a crook, and after a train robbery falls apart moments after it began, Bick decides it's time to go straight. Bick settles in Dime Box, Texas, a shabby little town dominated by a ceramics factory that makes novelty … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bud Shrake, John Rubinstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 14, 2015


as Bickford Waner

as Janet Conforto

as Reese Ford

as Preacher Bob

as Molly Ford

as Sheriff `Mean John' ...

as Janet Conforto

as Drummer

as Mr. Hendricks

as Old Coyote

as Mrs. Evans

as Mendoza

as Confectionery Man

as Joe Cloudmaker

as Bartender

as Blackman

as Train Robber

as Train Robber
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Critic Reviews for Kid Blue

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Kid Blue has a meandering jug band sensibility and a premise hilariously relevant to Hopper's situation.

Full Review… | August 15, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Kid Blue is a well-meaning, liberal, anti-fascist Western, dressed up with some good performances by Peter Boyle, Lee Purcell and Janice Rule. But it's not a very good movie.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A gentle little fable about the mechanization of the west and its effects on a small-time outlaw.

Full Review… | December 13, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It was a keen satire of the last of the frontier days, but its hipness failed to rub off on me.

Full Review… | December 12, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Kid Blue

Bickford: ''I aint got no gun, I aint got no wife, all I've got is a bed and board, and a job. And I'm tryin' to be as good a citizen as I can.''
Sheriff: ''Well now, that's the kinda story I like to hear, tell me that every time I ask ya and I wont havta shoot ya.''
Kid Blue is one interesting western film. We've got The Kid himself trying to fend for his own in town after leaving his outlandishly con-life as a train robber. But things are pretty difficult in town, hard work takes place, and trying to fit in - but let us just say he runs into a bit of variables... or say, some trouble with the ol townsfolk and it's just not so easy. Will The Kid fit in and live a normal life? Or will he lead back to his old ways?
Well, this film is indefinitely a fun, entertaining flick. With some pretty cool characters, and decent performances. The story is quite interesting and it kept me entertained all the way through with its absurd and odd occurrences, but it's all good. Pretty funny at times as well. I basically enjoyed it, and it is all good fun. It's watchable, and it is definitely worth checking out if you have the chance!

Amanda ě.

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