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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.
The movie has as many causes in it as a year's run of the New Republic. There's not a single contemporary issue, from ecology to gun control, that's not covered.
... when peaceful protest is met with guns and brutality, Billy kicks ass as a one-man-army of poetic justice.
Lame, self indulgent when released in 1971, but even more so now.
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.
As a movie Billy Jack is kind of exasperating since there is so much good and bad all mixed together.
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.
No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd
This movie is good at giving you a picture of early seventies late sixties life, especially the youth and peace movements going on at the time. The story is good, too, but the movie is too long and sort of lingers at times. There are some really great scenes, though, especially the ones with Billy Jack saving the day. Overall, an okay movie.
A Cult Classic Starring Tom Laughlin. The original that started it all. This was followed by two other sequels.
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