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
An exceptionally strong action Western with the “grit” of Hickok well-performed by Luke Hemsworth and for that matter the entire acting troop was well-casted. HICKOK is a tale that’s loosely spun around the life of “Wild Bill” for his Marshaling stunt of 9 months at Abilene, Kansas in 1871, and it is filled with Hollywood’s penchant for exciting entertainment. The film is deftly accompanied by a sound-track that sets the tone of each scene. This saga is both a memorable and rewarding view for those that like Horse Operas
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.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good movie for little cost.
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
I thought the movie was actually pretty good. I only paid $5 for it a couple of weeks ago. I believe it was on sale. I originally purchased it to test out my new UHD player and Dolby Atmos surround sound and ended up watching the whole movie.