WILD BILL is an accomplished impersonation of a ruminative, first-person movie. It follows its hero into opium dens, relives his killings, soaks us in his losses. The aging protagonist has been striking heroic gunfighter poses for so long that even he doesn't know what's really in his head – he's trapped by his own legend, forced to play his part until the past catches up with him.
David Edelstein, Slate, 17 Sept 1996
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine
Screenplay: Walter Hill, Original von/ by: Thomas Babe, Peter Dexter
Director of Photography: Lloyd Ahern II
Film Editor: Freeman A. Davies
Composer: Van Dyke Parks
Production Designer: Joseph C. Nemec III
Costume Design: Dan Moore
Producer: Lili Fini Zanuck
Production Company: United Artists Corporation
Co-Producer: Richard D. Zanuck
World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.
Director: Walter Hill