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      Bronco Billy

      PG 1980 1h 56m Romance Comedy List
      75% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 48% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings As the leader of a struggling Wild West show, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) gives it his all to keep his entertainers' spirits high despite the declining public interest. While on tour, Billy encounters Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a spoiled, newlywed heiress who was recently deserted by her scheming husband, John Arlington (Geoffrey Lewis). After some convincing, Lily decides to join the troupe as Billy's assistant but, much to the crew's displeasure, she seems to bring only bad luck. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Gary Arnold Washington Post Formally speaking, "Bronco Billy" is a turkey. Oct 4, 2017 Full Review Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness An affectionate ode to the fading myth of the American West. Rated: B May 3, 2005 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Apollo Guide Eastwood, much like Burt Reynolds' character in Boogie Nights, welcomes everyone into an unconventional but strangely warm environment. Rated: 75/100 Jul 25, 2001 Full Review Jesús Fernández Santos El Pais (Spain) With a sense of humor and without any pretense, Bronco Billy offers viewers a melancholic image of what once was exciting to people and is now relegated to a children's playground. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 14, 2019 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The good intentions are often outweighed by the awkward execution, as the film frequently tilts away from reverence and into ridiculousness. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 3, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Charming offbeat Western satire about a modern-day cowboy, directed and starring Clint Eastwood. Rated: B+ Aug 20, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Mostly forgotten an underrated, but this Clint Eastwood was really a good one. Yes I highly recommend it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, December 1, 2023. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Eye C So depressing, boring and heartless. Sorry but this is not for me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Steve D Buffalo Bill rip off with none of his charm. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/17/23 Full Review r 9 A fairly triumphant circus flick. 'Bronco Billy' is enjoyably paced and features good onscreen talent, as we see Clint Eastwood continuing his work with many familiar faces from his other films - including Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis and Bill McKinney; shame about the ill-fitting casting of Dan Vadis and Sierra Pecheur, mind. Naturally it isn't the perfect film, given the aforementioned and the nosedive of Locke's character from being strong-minded to being a cliché dainty love interest, but it succeeds in making its story gain a bit of feeling. It also feels a tiny bit of a different role for Eastwood, given his character is quite caring - as opposed to the usual self-indulged roles, which he does very well of course. It kinda gives me 'Toby Tyler' vibes, though this 1980 production is most definitely better than that average 1960 Disney release. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Bronco Billy is a decent western movie, the cast are great, especially Clint Eastwood and Scatman Crothers they're brilliant throughout this movie. Also, the plot is pretty good but there's a few stupid scenes later on throughout the movie. Finally, the action in this movie is really good and there's enough to keep you entertained. Overall, it's a decent western film with a good plot, great cast and enough action to keep you entertained. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review delysid d im sorry but this movie is lame Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/26/19 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As the leader of a struggling Wild West show, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) gives it his all to keep his entertainers' spirits high despite the declining public interest. While on tour, Billy encounters Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a spoiled, newlywed heiress who was recently deserted by her scheming husband, John Arlington (Geoffrey Lewis). After some convincing, Lily decides to join the troupe as Billy's assistant but, much to the crew's displeasure, she seems to bring only bad luck.
      Director
      Clint Eastwood
      Producer
      Neal H. Dobrofsky, Dennis Hackin
      Screenwriter
      Dennis Hackin
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 25, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 56m
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