White Boy Rick

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison."

Overall Ranking: 2282 (Rank from 2018: # 57)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 66.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes50(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman50 - Well-made but forgettable.
(full review)

People Involved

  • Richie Merritt (Ricky Wershe Jr.)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Richard Wershe Sr.)
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (Alex Snyder)
  • Bel Powley (Dawn Wershe)
  • RJ Cyler (Rudell Boo Curry)
  • Rory Cochrane (Agent Byrd)
  • Eddie Marsan (Art Derrick)
  • Bruce Dern (Grandpa Roman Wershe)
  • Piper Laurie (Grandma Verna Wershe)
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Detective Jackson)
  • Taylour Paige (Cathy Volsan)
  • Jonathan Majors (Johnny Lil Man Curry)
  • Kyanna Simone Simpson (Brenda Moore)
  • Lawrence Adimora (Tyler)
  • Brad Carter (Bob the Gun Show Dealer)
  • Brian Wolfman Black Bowman (Hanserd crew)
  • Gaynelle W. Sloman (News Reporter)
  • Derrick Gilliam (Mayor Youngs Bodyguard)
  • Yassie Hawkes (Actress)
  • Lauren Ashley Berry (Caesars Ticket Lady)
  • Tyler Joseph Campbell (Skater)
  • Joe Fishel (Gun Show Patron)