Hickok (2017)



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Infamous gunslinger and outlaw "Wild Bill" Hickok (Luke Hemsworth) attempts to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The mayor (Kris Kristofferson), captivated by Wild Bill's unparalleled gun skills, offers him a job as the town marshal. Attempts to protect the town are soon challenged when a band of outlaws threaten Wild Bill and the laws he administered. Among the outlaws are powerful saloon owner Phil Poe (Trace Adkins), whose relationship with Bill's ex-lover (Cameron Richardson) stirs tension. Poe puts a bounty on Wild Bill's head but with the help of lawman Hardin aka Little Arkansas, Wild Bill sets out to fight the villainous bandits and save Abilene from danger.

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Critic Reviews for Hickok

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

My favorite performance in the film comes from Bruce Dern, enthusiastically loopy as the booze-soaked town doctor. You can rarely accuse Bruce Dern of phoning it in.

Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A perfectly serviceable Western featuring a comfortingly familiar storyline, Hickok will tide genre fans over until more substantial offerings come along.

Jul 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The legendary Wild West gunslinger rides again in this unabashedly retrograde oater.

Jul 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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For a film about one of the fastest guns in the West, the dramatically lightweight "Hickok" is mighty slow on the draw.

Jul 6, 2017 | Full Review…

A tense and satisfying Western. But you do have to check your realistic expectations at the door.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Despite some stylish shootouts, this mildly compelling if haphazardly assembled oater lacks historical context and fires too many narrative blanks.

Jul 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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