Critic Consensus: Hick's talented young star is ill served by a film whose story wavers between discomfitingly inappropriate and simply muddled.
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Critic Reviews for Hick
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?
Hick wants to come across as trippy and offbeat but its bizarre, surreal approach is more off-putting than effective.
A smarmy little road movie about a Southern teenage girl losing her innocence the hard way during the Reagan era.
Mostly plays like some creepy-perv fantasia looking for mileage from the mature-beyond-her-years presence of young star Chloë Grace Moretz.
Audience Reviews for Hick
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
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.
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