The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

2018

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)

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Critic Consensus: The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter wastes a promising premise and talented cast on a frustratingly uneven comedy that lacks enough laughs to forgive its narrative flaws.

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Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin), famous for hunting whitetail deer, plans a special episode of his hunting show around a bonding weekend with his estranged son, Jaden (Montana Jordan). With trusted--but hapless--cameraman and friend Don (Danny McBride) in tow, Buck sets out for what soon becomes an unexpectedly epic adventure of father-son reconnection in the great outdoors.

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, like so many other Netflix movies, feels like a first draft that still could use some more punching up and focus.

Aug 13, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter offers only the pokiest and most rote of plots.

Jul 8, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's salvaged by a truly genuine, sometimes great performance from Josh Brolin, but he's the only reason to take a look.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Likable, thanks to the obvious affection and compassion that the filmmakers and their leading actor have for men like Buck.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There are some real missed opportunities here.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Far too much of this wildly uneven Netflix-bound comedy plays less like a transgressive farce than an overextended "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

Mar 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

Josh Brolin is coming off one of his biggest years on film and this film has to be the biggest letdown. The McBride and Hill team have been quite successful but this one doesn't hit the highs like it should. McBride offers the comedic moments but the film is too straight to really work. I can understand why this film has a low average and it is a shame this film did not work. The central issue I had was that the film had no true identity, it attempts to capture a core story but wastes much of that time not achieving a lot. The filmmakers clearly had intent but it doesn't translate to the screen, Brolin's character is underwritten and he attempts to inject some method style performance. An interesting film but not a classic and another Netflix film that garners mixed results. 11/10/2018.

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