Watch: American: The Bill Hicks Story 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best..
Plot: American: The Bill Hicks Story is a biographical documentary film on the life of comedian Bill Hicks. The film was produced by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas, and features archival footage and interviews with family and friends, including Kevin Booth. The filmmakers used a cut-and-paste animation technique to add movement to a large collection of still pictures used to document events in Hicks’ life. The film made its North American premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. The film was nominated for a 2010 Grierson British Documentary Award for the “Most Entertaining Documentary” category. It was also nominated for Best Graphics and Animation category in the 2011 Cinema Eye Awards. Awards won include The Dallas Film Festivals Texas Filmmaker Award, at Little Rock The Oxford American’s Best Southern Film Award, and Best Documentary at the Downtown LA Film Festival. On Rotten Tomatoes, 81% of the first 47 reviews counted were rated positive.
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|7.7/10 Votes: 4,914|
|84% | RottenTomatoes|
|55/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 59 Popularity: 6.247 | TMDB|
Short, To the Point Review
This documentary is very in depth but it’s focus on still photography/animation left me wanting more. The story of Bill’s life is definitely covered very thoroughly but I almost felt like this could have been an audio book. I enjoyed it but would have liked to (visually) see more interviews, Bill’s comic sets and video of real life people that would get you to know Bill.
I just felt it could have been done better but you do get to know “the guy”. IMDb requires ten lines of text for a review so I will have to fluff this review with garbage in order to have this review be approved. Are we there yet?
probably the finest stand-up comedian of all times
If you’re looking for material about Bill Hicks, this is a place to start. If you’re acquainted with his work, this might be your collector’s album about his life. None of the background has been omitted: the highs and the lows supported by lots of previously unreleased footage.
The interviews with Bill’s family revealed how much love and affection he received from them. In my opinion, this environment along with his talent and experience led him to become one of the best stand-up comedians of all times.
I found it great how this movie has been made as a mixture of archive footage and simple animation with voice-over of the interviewees. However, i felt that his approach might turn-off the average viewer, as well.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 59 min (TV) (2011) (Finland)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Animation, Biography
Director Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas
Actors Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks
Country United Kingdom
Awards 4 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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