Billy the Kid (1989)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Western


Billy the Kid (1989) Poster

Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.


5.9/10
628

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


14 June 2004 | therica
Must-see for Kilmer fans, very different character for Val!
The movie has the feel of a sort of made-for-TV B-movie. It's more drama than action, focusing primarily on the interpersonal interactions. But it gives an interesting perspective on Billy the Kid. I have no idea how historically accurate it might be, however.

Val Kilmer portrays Billy the Kid as a rather backwoods, laid-back country bumpkin. Unlike a lot of Val's characters which are portrayed intensely and over-the-edge, he shows a totally different side of his acting abilities.

Overall, I was rather positively surprised with the movie, expecting it to be intense, moody and aggressive. But it's not, at all. It's simply an enjoyably different portrayal of Billy the Kid, not an outstanding movie but enjoyable just the same. I'm giving it a 6 on the ratings, about low-average for my rating, but I'm glad I watched it. If you're a Kilmer fan, it'll give you a whole different view of Val's multi-talented acting.

Critic Reviews


Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Western

Details

Release Date:

10 May 1989

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Contribute to this page

Movies and TV Shows to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

From The Muppet Christmas Carol to Die Hard, these festive movies and holiday TV episodes are guaranteed to boost your holiday spirit.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com