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Hick Reviews

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Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
Derek Martini's second feature - after the competent Lymelife - is a confused mess of awkward tonal shifts and boring narrative tangents all encased in the discomforting shell of a Lolita fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 25, 2013
Just a notch above dismal. Even with the star power
Stephen Fitzpatrick
The Australian
October 1, 2012
Hick is worth the effort -- and it does have some genuinely witty writing.
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago
June 1, 2012
And so it came to ChloŽ Grace Moretz, as it must to all child actors: puberty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2012
Ambles back and forth between tomfoolery and strained seriousness.
Matt Pais
May 24, 2012
Recognizes that kids can't expect the grass to be greener but comes too close to suggesting that you can expect others to mow your lawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 24, 2012
It contains some effective performances, it does a good job of evoking bereft and empty landscapes, but what is it for? Has she learned anything? Have we?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
May 22, 2012
Though Hick promises danger, sex (or at least sexiness) and adventure, it delivers a dry tale lacking in real action or intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
Brian Orndorf
May 17, 2012
Director Derick Martini basically gives up on storytelling about 20 minutes into the feature, hoping a grubby atmosphere of creepy men and vulnerable women is enough to patch the abyssal holes in the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
May 14, 2012
...shows that the era of the redneck road flick isn't over, but by God should be.
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James Berardinelli
May 14, 2012
Hick wants to come across as trippy and offbeat but its bizarre, surreal approach is more off-putting than effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
May 11, 2012
Runaway teen faces violence, harsh reality in mature drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
The Playlist
May 11, 2012
Hick was intended to be a calling card for all parties involved to point at as evidence of their talent and bravery; instead, it's a black blot of shame for everyone who had a part in its making.
| Original Score: D-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 11, 2012
A smarmy little road movie about a Southern teenage girl losing her innocence the hard way during the Reagan era.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2012
Mostly plays like some creepy-perv fantasia looking for mileage from the mature-beyond-her-years presence of young star ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
May 10, 2012
Forced irony or klutziness? Too often that's the question you ask of "Hick," which makes the answer all too clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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May 10, 2012
Doesn't deserve to be remembered as much of anything.
Stephanie Zacharek
May 9, 2012
In the end, the story's potential emotional complexity - the idea that we might want to protect a young character while also recognizing her waiting-in-the-wings sexuality - ends up in a bland gray area.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 9, 2012
The movie careers downhill with the speed of an unhinged kangaroo with one foot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
May 8, 2012
It doesn't take long to gather the influences trickling through Derick Martini's Hick, an aimless tumbleweed of a road movie if ever there was one.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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