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Walks the jittery line between being exploitative and too sensitive, and while it's probably a relief that it tips more toward the latter, the movie also seems a bit unclear in its motives.
One of the most positive comments that can be made about Hick is that it advances Chloe Grace Moretz's claim to be one of the best young actresses emerging into today's spotlight.
New York Magazine (Vulture)
For a movie that deals with rape, criminality, and even racks up a real body count, Hick is whisper-thin and instantly forgettable.
The New York Times
Ms. Portes's script strains credulity, and it's not helped by Mr. Martini, who can't find the right tone.
Los Angeles Times
Part road movie and part coming-of-age story but mostly plays like some creepy-perv fantasia looking for mileage from the mature-beyond-her-years presence of young star Chloë Grace Moretz.
New York Post
Even an appearance by Alec Baldwin as Moretz's eventual - if highly unlikely - savior isn't enough to keep Hick from leaving a bad taste.
Too odd to be funny, too cold-hearted to be tragic, Hick is an infuriating muddle.
What is watchable here is made possible by the sheer will of the gifted Moretz, who's in every scene as the precocious Luli.
It doesn't take long to gather the influences trickling through Derick Martini's Hick, an aimless tumbleweed of a road movie if ever there was one.
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