The Kid (2019) - Biography, Drama, Western

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The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Vincent D'Onofrio
Stars: Jake Schur, Leila George
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 24 out of 116 found boring (20.68%)

One-line Reviews (80)

Boring action .

A plodding, dull and very unlikely plot doesn't help very much.

The direction and script are slow and dull.

There are a few wide shots that were just plain natural sights but yet was breathtaking.

Surely the story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett is fascinating enough in it's own right to not require superfluous embroidery?

Entertaining, Super Cinematography .

The direction does take a slow turn in the middle of the second act.

This was an engaging film with a good mix of action, character development and great scenery.

His role as the real life Pat Garrett is yet another great example, and perhaps the sole reason why I left the theater very pleased.

A little slow.

This movie by far is the worst movie I have ever seen since the interview.

Enjoyed it, had an atmospheric old school feel to the movieThe Billy the Kid Character was the best thing in it, though Ethan Hawke was also good.

' Ironically, after you've seen about a half-hour of this evocative, R-rated, 100-minute horse opera, you will realize Billy the Kid isn't the title character.

Zzzz .

This was unique perspective on the encounter between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid story about a young man who comes with in the crossfire at these two great story I thought it was a good movie definitely worth the watch

Despite its predictable plot, "The Kid" boasts many virtues.

Stick to the artsy fartsy trash or the shoot em ups.

First-off you get Ethan Hawke so right there and then you have an enjoyable movie on your hands.

A tense and suspenseful Western with a simple story that engages the viewer until the last scene .

Really really slow start, a lot of blabbing about nothing.

boring .

Also in the beginning the pacing was really bad and slow.

I had high hopes for this movie, the trailer lead me to believe it was going somewhere, but it was mostly just boring dialogue and had very little to do with the story of Billy the Kid.

Thus it came across to me as rather a slog until its engrossing finale.

No, this is propaganda, misogyny, and self indulgence on a Hollywood scale.

The Kid in the lead role, Jake Schur was absolutely stunning as was his sister played by Leila George.

Enjoyable musical score composed and performed by Shelby Gaines and Latham Gaines .

Lived in the desert and the scenery brought back intense memories.

I mean, the preformances were really strong and I found the action pretty entertaining.

Minus some excessive plodding, some choppy editing, a vague title, and an all-too-familiar milieu, this "Kid" is still mature enough to be in any gun-swilling room.

This is an intense and moving Western about a known gunslinger, William Bonney , alias Billy the Kid , the most famous outlaw-gunfighter of the South-west and his particular relationship to a naive little boy .

The film packs thrills , drama , violence , frantic action , crossfire , and being enough entertaining .

Fairly dull western .

I thought this was a fairly entertaining western.

The premise is captivating and intriguing and keeps you glued to the story.

I found this a very enjoyable western, Ethan Hawke made a wonderful Pat Garrett.

Overall, the acting was good but the film had a slow pace and a weak script.

Overall, if you look at it in a technical way it's pretty bad but the way I look at it, I found it entertaining and fun.

Worrying about the uncertain consequence, they lie to Garrett, saying that they are looking for their father after being separated from him under some unexpected circumstances.

Boring .

Very slow paced Western that seemed to miss many opportunities for dramatic effect.

Billy the Bore.....

Coming of age, the hard way .

Horrible movie, no story line other than cruelty and evil.

The script is also dull with the dialogue.

A snore fest about the supposed moral dilemma the boy has.

Worst movie .

It packs an evocative cinematography , though I miss more outdoors and gorgeous landscapes .


This was a very entertaining way to spend an hour and forty minutes.

This movie is ungodly slow for starters.

The narrative is surprisingly and effectively unpredictable as well.

It has quite an engaging story, and it is a little different from the other Westerns because not everyone dies in it.

Rio has a compelling arc, being forced to kill his father, punished because of it, and has to go down an even darker path in order to save his sister.

) This film is intriguing, it's suspenseful, surprising, violent, and beautiful.

One of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

A bit of a slow burner that could have been a lot better and a lot worse.

A boring unnecessary movie that didn't need to be made.

This has to be the most boring movie to have graced the screen about the legendary Kid, its slow, badly acted even by the A list Actors, they all seem like they are being paid chocolate buttons as the don,t even try to perform not even Chris Pratt hes awful also.. The Kid himself is beyond dull and could of been any cowboy if you didn't know his role or joined half way in you would have no clue, there is zero character building and you literally couldn't care if he died or not which wasn't the case with the Young Guns version of Billy the Kid where you didn't want him to die.

But it is wasted in a slow, dull direction.

unwatchable child abuse in first 2 minutes .

Suited for those who want to see a slow burning, character driven western about a young outlaw on the run from the sheriff.

All in all a good entertaining Western even though sometimes the violence was a little too much.

Sorry to say, but it is boring AF.

Boring tension is boring.

Even though it's too slow at times, The Kid is still a really good western.

I tried really hard to watch this drek but I found it basically unwatchable and when I stopped the movie it felt like a mercy killing.

Very average and mostly boring movie.

Vincent D'Onofrio's direction is really good and the action sequences are well filmed and engaging.

Riveting .

far too long, and too sentimental to fell in love with.

A nice production full of charming characters , shootouts and intense drama .

Really bored actually!

I normally don't like westerns, but the acting and story telling was riveting.

I have to say, after an hour though, I was bored.

Worst movie seen this year .

The film is just so blandly dull and the action what there is any of it is forced and looks fake just like some bad Western play acting at a Theme park.

The only exciting time is when Rio finds his sister who the uncle keeps trapped and leases out to prostitution.. there is just 10 minutes of excitement

Very entertaining .

Slow and wandering .