Looking to start a new life for himself in rural Kansas, the infamous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok (Luke Hemsworth) assumes the role of town marshal. He's soon tested by a band of seedy outlaws who challenge his authority and threaten his new life. Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr.~Alexis Culotta
Not a bad western. Don't get me wrong, it's not a Tombstone or an Open Range. Hickok is a lower budget affair. That being said, the production values are pretty good. I've seen a lot worse in direct-to-video westerns. Along those lines, the acting is a sight better than many of these westerns that go straight to DVD and streaming.
Hemsworth is good in the title role. We get genre staples Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Dern, and Peter Sherayko, albeit in small roles. That is okay, because Hemsworth carries the film just fine. Trace Adkins, as the villain, has gotten better in his acting abilities and the western genre seems to suit him fine.
Overall, this is a solid effort. I would have liked a few more gunfights, but that's a small complaint.
Hickok doesn't do anything groundbreaking, and it isn't the best western to be released in recent years. However, it is good entertainment and as far as the direct-to-video market goes, this is one of the better ones. Recommended.