Bronco Billy (1980)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 7,117
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
Jan 1, 1980 Wide
Aug 8, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Charming offbeat Western satire about a modern-day cowboy, directed and starring Clint Eastwood.
"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. "
Bronco Billy depicts a genuine screen hero who incarnates the place that cowboys occupy in our slow moving dreams.
This movie clearly means a whole lot to Clint Eastwood, and he does a darn good job of showing why.
Eastwood, much like Burt Reynolds' character in Boogie Nights, welcomes everyone into an unconventional but strangely warm environment.
If you can overlook the warm fuzzies of this film, it can be charming, lighthearted fun.
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