Hickok (2017)

Written by GenerationofSwine on January 14, 2023

I'm sorry, the movie has talent behind it. It also has talent familiar with westerns.

But the direction stinks and the entire film in hampered by poor production values.

It looks not unlike a movie of the week, if the movie of the week had half the budget of a single episode of a reality TV show.

Here and there you can spot a clever lighting trick, something that adds a little bit of beauty, a little bit of photographic excellence. But those moments are few and far between, and even then you can tell that they were giving all they could with next to nothing.

The sets just looked cheap, especially if you're watching it on a TV with any real resolution.

Even the blood looked cheap and fake.

The best thing this movie could have done was work in the shadows, make it dingy and dark in an effort to hide how cheap it all is.

instead, it went for decent lighting, and unfortunately, that didn't hide as much as it should have.