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Hick (2012)



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Small town teenager Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitchhikes her way west. Along the way, Luli crosses paths with Eddie (Eddie Redmayne), an unstable rebel with questionable motives and Glenda (Blake Lively), a cocaine-snorting drifter on the run. Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Andrea Portes, this powerful story pulls you into a provocative world of drugs, seduction and murder. -- (C) Phase 4 Filmsmore
Rating: R (for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Andrea Portes, Derick Martini
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2012
Phase 4 Films


ChloŽ Grace Moretz
as Luli McMullen
Juliette Lewis
as Tammy McMullen
Rory Culkin
as Clement
Anson Mount
as Nick McMullen
Dave Vescio
as Stranger
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Critic Reviews for Hick

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

Ambles back and forth between tomfoolery and strained seriousness.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It contains some effective performances, it does a good job of evoking bereft and empty landscapes, but what is it for? Has she learned anything? Have we?

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Hick wants to come across as trippy and offbeat but its bizarre, surreal approach is more off-putting than effective.

Full Review… | May 14, 2012
Top Critic

A smarmy little road movie about a Southern teenage girl losing her innocence the hard way during the Reagan era.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Mostly plays like some creepy-perv fantasia looking for mileage from the mature-beyond-her-years presence of young star ChloŽ Grace Moretz.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Forced irony or klutziness? Too often that's the question you ask of "Hick," which makes the answer all too clear.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hick

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

A coming of age story about Luli, a 13-year-old girl who decides to run off to Las Vegas after her parents abandon her. Events along the way will force her to grow up. This is not a feel good film. This is a film about the likely consequences of a teenage runaway. Because of this there are a few scenes which are inappropriate for younger viewers. There are two implied near rape scenes against the girl (the only thing shown is the girl getting pushed around). This film has been getting trashed by most reviewers and I cannot really understand why. The acting is terrific, particularly Chloe Grace Moretz as Luli. The story was compelling. The only fault with the movie is its screenplay which moves the story along much too slowly. Direction is fine, if unspectacular and the director does what he can. The main issue with the movie is that their are too many characters being introduced who seem like they are important and than removed from the film. Still, this movie is very good for the performances alone and worth a watch 4 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Mostly liked this. The story jumps around a little and can be hard to follow, but it's interesting and cast all put in good performances. I tend up like little movies set in small town USA and this ticks most of the boxes. The ending was a surprise I didn't see coming. Not a twist exactly, more a wtf just happened?! Chloe is great, I think she's been impressive in all I have seen her in. Blake is also good here, very different role for her, but she pulls it off.
Ending a little vague and possibly disturbing considering this girl is 13, but I guess she grew up fast and life at home not great, so not going to judge.
Overall worth a watch if you like indie films and don't need it all spelt out for you.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Hick Quotes

Luli: Am I pretty?
– Submitted by Elena S (2 years ago)
Eddie: The rich get richer and the poor get the picture.
– Submitted by Kirsten T (3 years ago)
Glenda: You like whiskey?
Luli McMullen: No.
Glenda: What are you, some kinda communist?
– Submitted by Kirsten T (3 years ago)
Glenda: Church is for brunettes.
– Submitted by Kirsten T (3 years ago)

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