Billy Jack (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Billy Jack (1971)




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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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Tom Laughlin
as Billy Jack
Delores Taylor
as Jean Roberts
Clark Howat
as Sheriff Cole
Bert Freed
as Mr. Stuart Posner
Julie Webb
as Barbara
Stan Rice
as Martin
Richard Stahl
as Council Chairman
Paul Bruce
as Councilman
Howard Hesseman
as Howard Johnson
David Roya
as Bernard
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Gwen Smith
as Angela
John McClure
as Dinosaur
Cisse Cameron
as Miss Eyelashes
Ken Tobey
as Deputy Mike
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Critic Reviews for Billy Jack

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

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.

January 18, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

... when peaceful protest is met with guns and brutality, Billy kicks ass as a one-man-army of poetic justice.

September 2, 2009 | Full Review…

Lame, self indulgent when released in 1971, but even more so now.

June 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

Billy Jack f*%k yea!

March 13, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

A little heavy-handed with the message, this film still holds onto the brutality of the revenge style established in Born Losers.

October 14, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Billy Jack


No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer


No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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