A captivating animated documentary drama on the legendary Texas outlaw comic Bill Hicks, whose profound observations on American life changed the face of comedy forever.



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Reviews

“an immersive, inventive delve into the life of a stand-up visionary.” Empire

“hysterically funny and deeply moving tribute to a true American outlaw.” Daily Mirror

“a triumph of style and content…a fitting reminder of what Hicks accomplished in his short life, and what the brevity of that life cost the rest of us.” Uncut

“This inventively constructed, dynamically executed documentary will make you laugh a lot, but more importantly, it’ll make you  wanna get off your arse and DO SOMETHING.” Bizarre

“Hilarious and moving, its greatest triumph is in giving us a profound sense of just what his death robbed us of” Glasgow Evening News

“lovingly assembled…this intimate tribute is highly watchable” One of the ‘Films You MUST See This Summer’ Total Film

“A total must-see” Love Film

“Absolute perfection.” Loaded

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“A brilliant and beguiling film – a fitting tribute to one of comedy’s all-time greats” Esquire “American: The Bill Hicks Story is gonna blast the ignorance out of UK cinemas this summer. Certainly our most anticipated movie of the year” Maxim “Visually, the movie’s fantastic…informative and completely absorbing. A fascinating and incredibly entertaining movie.” Ain’t It Cool News “Bill Hick’s finally gets his shot at the cinema. Insightful, hilarious, and ultimately moving… it somehow makes you admire him even more.” Shortlist “The groundbreaking comedian gets a step closer to immortality with American The Bill Hicks Story…the film has a compelling intimacy.” The Hollywood Reporter “Comic Bill Hicks posthumously rocks Austin – he still inspires awe.” Wired.com “The film gets as close to Hicks the man as we can hope for, and he emerges as an even more courageous, visionary figure as a result.” Sight & Sound “Likely to be the pre-eminent documentary of 2010” Clash Magazine

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