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  1. -REM-'s rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

  2. mpho3's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    "[Hicks] has been subject to a creeping lionization that has promoted him...into the upper reaches of those all-time greatest lists.... I personally have never had a great deal of time for Hicks's shouty, hectoring comedy–like being trapped in a room with a sociology student who's just drunk a dozen espressos–but this is a really interesting film biography of him." - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian. Loved the animation.

  3. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Hicks is worth the hype (mostly--he was a bit too enamored of conspiracy theories), but there's not nearly enough performance footage here, and far too much tacky animation. Also some acknowledgment that the same boldness from which his legend derives could lead to bullying self-righteousness would've been nice.

  4. mjgildea's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    3 1/2 out of 5 stars. This was a great and incredibly informative documentary but the visual nonsense was just too much. A wonderfully intimate tribute to one of the most underrated comics of all time.

  5. Sweets's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    really well made doc - visually impressive but also fast paced and engaging and actually quite touching. very cool.

  6. Heather's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Love Bill Hicks, but I found the animated photo technique tedious to sit through. Still, well worth watching with a crowd for the second half of the doc, as it's the closest you'll ever come to seeing his stand up with a live audience. It was nice to share the laughs with a room full of strangers.

  7. dotdotcommadot's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    MY GOD this was so incredible boooooring!!!! More funnies, less "special effectes" please!

  8. Tevfik Eröğüt's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    bill hicks efsanesine yakışır bir belgesel olmuş.

  9. Zach Franks's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    One of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I grew up loving Bill Hicks, and this film gives such a fascinating insight into the life of a genius.

  10. Charles Coleman's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    3 1/2. Solid doc on a great comedian. Excellent clips, interesting insight, not the usual talking celeb talking head doc. Worth seeing.

  11. codyhunter's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

  12. Banes's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    I want my rockstars dead

  13. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Impresionante trabajo de edición y animación de fotografías para contar la historia de uno de los comediantes más iconoclastas jamás conocidos por el hombre.

  14. Endless Eye's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    This documentary does a good job of taking what few pictures and videos of Bill were available to create a visually appealing mobile collage that manages to detail his story fairly well. There is very little stand-up in this film but you learn a lot more about the life of this extremely talented and hilarious individual. But more importantly, we remember that Bill wasn't afraid to ask the real difficult questions.

  15. Gerald's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Heavens Bill, have a plum.

  16. Kenji's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    With the current malaise, ongoing imperialist wars, reactionary attitutudes and even greater media propaganda, people like Bill Hicks are needed more than ever. A fascinating documentary on a man too forthright on unwanted truths to be properly appreciated in his own country.

  17. christopher david's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Anxiously anticipating this film...does anyone know when it hits the U.S.? The official site doesn't say so...

  18. Alvaro's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Superb documentary about a man who truly was larger than life. The photo animation is something different and might not cater to everyone, but it is a bold decision and I consider it far more welcome than the traditional approach. About Bill Hicks, well, he truly is a comic genius and this documentary offers amazing insight on what makes him tick, as well as several good laughs.

  19. FilmFan<3's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    though i cannot say enough about the man and what he did, i found the "photo-animation" a tad annoying at points as it felt tacked on and not natural.

  20. Adam Cook's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Stay home and listen to Rant in E Minor

  21. thepha's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Interesting look at a legend, but demands more standup footage, anything else did not need visual assistance. The animated photos were unnecessary and pretty much distracting.

  22. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Would have liked more Standup Hicks ,but the doc was interesting all the same We need him more than ever,in these troubled times

  23. Wick's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Despite the great subject, this documentary succeeds in being boring and tedious. C'mon, this is all you've got? A bunch of animated photos and some people talking over? Meh.

  24. delbertgrady's rating of the film American: The Bill Hicks Story

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