HICKOK (Video Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 1.8|5.0 Starsì

Hickok—Hollywood’s attempt to revive the Western film genre—fails miserably despite an excellent cast that relies on the talents of Luke Hemsworth, Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, and Kris Kristofferson. Though Luke Hemsworth can play within this genre, his assigned dialogue lines are unrecoverable. Trace Adkins, despite working within the field of western music, does not pull anything out of his assigned scenes. In reviewing all casting choices, Bruce Dern has the strongest presence onscreen.

Storyline

Wild Bill Hickok’s (Luke Hemsworth) story gets retold once again.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Timothy Woodward, Jr. for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Benjamin Gerry, Daisy Hamilton, Marcy Levitas Hamilton, Strath Hamilton, Strathford Hamilton, and J.D. Seraphine for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Phil Poe (Trace Adkins), George Knox (Kris Kristofferson), Doc Rivers O-Roark (Bruce Dern), Mattie (Cameron Richardson), John Wesley Hardin (Kaiwai Lyman), Joey (Hunter Fischer), Sherif Akers (Robert Catrini), and The Kid (Britain Simons). Additional characters/cast include: Mrs. Knox (Heather Alexander), Lou-Ann (Kimberly Alexander), Horse Rider (Shane P. Allen), and The Stranger (Terral Altom).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The movie is a disaster from the get-go. Don’t waste time or money on this film. Try the 1995 Wild Bill instead. Additional good western movies are: The Missing or True Grit (John Wayne version).

Ben Meyers

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