“an immersive, inventive delve into the life of a stand-up visionary…beautifully told”

“nothing short of astounding”
Time Out

“surely the most visually inventive bio-doc ever – a kinetic masterpiece”
The Observer

“A flawless piece of work…utterly inspiring.
American will blast the ignorance out of UK cinemas this summer.
Certainly our most anticipated movie of the year”

“Visually, the movie’s fantastic…informative and completely absorbing.
A fascinating and incredibly entertaining movie.”
Aint It Cool News

“hysterically funny and deeply moving tribute to a true American outlaw.”
Daily Mirror

“The groundbreaking comedian gets a step closer to immortality with
American The Bill Hicks Story…the film has compelling intimacy”

The Hollywood Reporter

“a really impressive film biography’
The Guardian

“A brilliant and beguiling film
- a fitting tribute to one of comedy’s all-time greats”


“Extraordinary – a triumph of style and content…”

“Thoroughly engrossing…a very fine piece of work.” Movie of the Week
Mark Kermode, BBC Film 24

“lovingly assembled…this intimate tribute is highly watchable”
One of the ‘Films You MUST See This Summer’

Total Film

“A total must-see”
Love Film

“Absolute perfection.”

“Likely to be the pre-eminent documentary of 2010”
Clash Magazine