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Wild Child Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
December 7, 2009
A slight but tart teen comedy, Child carries some surprising bite, subverting the norm with a fine British cast helping to sell the pixy stick fantasy, buttressed by Roberts's refreshing angry streak.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 23, 2009
Mildly entertaining and utterly innocuous...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leslie Felperin
October 18, 2008
Competent if mechanical helming debut by editor Nick Moore.

FILMINK (Australia)
September 19, 2008
What begins as tedious teen comedy/drama about a Californian brat turns out to be a surprisingly agreeable popcorn flick.

The Australian
September 19, 2008
It's an unoriginal story but one with potential, and the actors who play Poppy's school chums are lively company.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 13, 2008
The film has an energy and honesty about it: it's lively, funny and smart and the characters are appealing
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 15, 2008
Bright and silly, with just enough wit and intelligence to make it watchable, this British-American teen comedy doesn't break much new ground, but is pretty entertaining while it lasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
August 15, 2008
Despite a shaky start, Wild Child is actually a surprisingly entertaining teen flick, thanks to likeable performances and a script that highlights the importance of friendship. Worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victor Olliver
August 14, 2008
The movie falls apart when it tries to explain why Poppy's been sent to this school. And the Spartacus moment at her school "trial" for misconduct is so cringe-worthy you want to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
August 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A project broad-based enough to make tween competitor Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging feel arthouse.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 19, 2008
The screenplay by Lucy Dahl (daughter of Roald) dwells unpleasantly on cruelty and humiliation, and finally Poppy does little more than exchange one form of snobbery for another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 15, 2008
It may be manna for teen girls but any kind of critical eye will find it about as convincingly made as the last St Trinian's movie. It is played, though, with lively abandon.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 15, 2008
On balance, gouging one's eyeballs with a chopstick would be more fun than watching this crummy tween comedy about a Californian princess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Martin Hoyle
Financial Times
August 15, 2008
The types are such extremes that the partisans in the audience will continue to hate American brats and English snobs respectively, rapprochement between two sets of caricatures seeming unlikely.

The Sun (UK)
August 15, 2008
WILD? More like mild, unless you think short skirts and "horse face" put-downs are outrageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Leyland
Total Film
August 15, 2008
Shame on Iggy Pop for letting them (ab)use his anarchy-anthem 'Real Wild Child' in a girls'-own flick that is so paltry it makes the recent St Trinians addition look like Picnic At Hanging Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 15, 2008
Unless you're fourteen and female, look away now. There's absolutely nothing for you here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 15, 2008
A tweenie comedy with an uplifting American-style sports movie awkwardly bolted on, it's a mess - far inferior to the recent Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
Peter Bradshaw
August 15, 2008
All amiable enough, but still a bit tame compared to, say, Clueless, or Lindsay Lohan's Freaky Friday remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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