Billy Jack

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Wandering Christlike through the Southwest, Native American Vietnam veteran Billy Jack champions a progressive school run by Delores Taylor. The bigoted townsfolk don't cotton to Taylor's minority-group students, so they do everything they can to humiliate them. When one of Delores' charges is coated with flour, Billy Jack goes berserk.

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  • Nov 23, 2012
    "Billy Jack" is a real overly pathetic attempt at inspiring resentment in the hearts of Native Americans. I'm sure that its creators meant well back when it was made, but viewed today, their once-relevant message has become strangely ironic. Also, Tom Laughlin's direction is as dull and one-note as his performance, which is laughably stone cold. He brings zero depth to the already uninteresting character of Billy Jack, who comes off as a cross between Chuck Norris and Smokey the Bear. Everything about "Billy Jack" reeks of amateurism, from its poorly-executed action sequences to its schmaltzy soundtrack to its B movie dialogue. It's so confused and dated that I doubt people related to it back in '71.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2011
    No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2010
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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