Hickok (2017) - Western

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Legendary lawman and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the west. While delivering his own brand of frontier justice, the infamous gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the west is put to the test.

IMDB: 4.7
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Stars: Luke Hemsworth, Kris Kristofferson
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 18 out of 56 found boring (32.14%)

One-line Reviews (48)

For a movie about the legendary Wild Bill Hickok it is incredibly boring!

The storyline was entertaining, for sure, although it suffered from being generic and predictable.

I have no idea how true it is, other than that it is truly dull.

the kid's bandage appearing on the wrong leg), not to mention the cast probably learned their lines the night before, as well as the predictableness concerning Mattie's kid, the script and main cast keep things compelling.

Cliche .

Boring formulaic story that's been done to death.

Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this turned out to be an enjoyable Western movie with decent performances all around.

I am a fan of well done, action packed Westerns but this movie fails to deliver any exciting or believable fight scenes.

The only real stumble the movie makes is during the action sequences; they are somewhat confusing at times, though fortunately there are not many of them.


The story is flat, poorly paced, and disjointed.

"Cliche lines and choppy writing leave a disjointed story that provides little entertainment.

Entertaining and well acted.

The most sad thing of this had to be Kris Kristofferson who seemed to be reading from a slow loading dialogue delivery system of some sort.

Everything else is pretty much made up, and, as far as westerns go, for the most part this is quite bland.

In each case, the standard elements of the film western were plugged into a rather predictable formula.

He was no angel, so it'd be easy to pick up a history book and make a realistic Wild Bill that was way better than this portrayal, which was a really bad cliché.

Worst movie ive ever seen.

Go see it, suspend your critical nature, it is an enjoyable western!

Liturallitly the worst movie of all time.

Quick on the Snore .

don't waste your time .

Altogether, "Hickok" qualifies as a fair account of 'Wild Bill' shenanigans in the context of a formulaic 'town taming' western.

From the awful Colin Farrell in the dire remake of THE BEGUILED to the tragic remake of one of the best western ever THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - It seems even a remake of the WILD BUNCH is in the offing - Oh dear is all I can say even old old movies like SHADOW OF CHIKARA beat this dull attempt at a Wild Bill Hickock story line.

That laziness seems to have spread to the actors who all deliver their lines as if bored by the experience.

Don't waste your time or money on this one.

In short, the movie's entertaining for a low budget Western that doesn't overstay its welcome.

It us well photographed, as plausable as some Hickok movies, and was quite enjoyable.

Nevertheless, I'd watch "Hickok" over the comparatively dull "Wild Bill" (1995) any day.

This is an entertaining if average Western with a superior cast who enjoy themselves portraying Western icons and archetypes.

The camera angles were mostly locked down, the acting unnatural, the script tiresome, the editing trite, and I completely missed whether or not there was an accompanying music score.

Dull .

The musical score was also plain and boring, a real snooze fest.

It takes some of the details of Hickok's life and then weaves a fanciful and even mythical tale around those few threads to come up with a movie that's actually pretty dull.

Enjoy honest and engaging storytelling with this one!

Fanciful But Bland .

Entertaining Western .

Yet all the same, the story is fairly compelling.

As it stands right now, this is the most boring Western I've ever seen (not counting old-school black and white westerns, which ranged from masterpieces to snore fests) and I give it 2/10 stars.

The plot runs through every Western cliche so predictably & laboriously, while the personalities of the characters vary wildly from scene to scene, depending on whether they're meant to serious (read: hammy) or humorous (read: cringeworthy).

His deadpan and monotone way of talking was EXACTLY like the movie.

The most boring Western I've seen in a long time.

"Traded" director Timothy Woodward, Jr's predictable, but entertaining biographical rehash of the famous lawman's life in "Hickok," adds little of consequence what is generally known about the protagonist's notorious reputation.

Poor acting from whole cast,story bland and boring really not with your time While show feels cheap and not cheerful

I really blame the director and cinematographer, for delivering a completely mundane, slow motion, unimaginative waste of everyone's time.

At this point, I was so bored with the movie that I literally looked up the real life Wild Bill's Wikipedia page and read it while the movie played.

Heck, I'd have tossed in another star for some halfway decent music, but the score is extremely bland and unremarkable.

Lazy, terrible script, one dimentional characters, flat and boring.