Wild Bill Reviews

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January 3, 2019
One of those rare films that through its palpable degree of energy and vibrancy manage to keep you rooting for its characters from start to finish.
August 31, 2018
Delicate and elegant piece of work combining great storytelling, a terrific script, and characters you can seriously care about, and do. It hits all the marks. You'll laugh. You'll cry. And you'll love it as many times over as you can accommodate.
August 8, 2013
With a concept and influences consciously in mind; fine performances by Creed-Miles, Poulter, and Williams; and approving cameos...Fletcher is able to put his best foot forward in this creditable debut.
March 14, 2013
There's a lot more to this likeable crime flick than your usual dunderheaded Danny Dyer vehicle.
September 13, 2012
An unusually affecting movie, with pitch-perfect comic moments, a lot of heart, and a beautiful final shot that acts as a crowning achievement for Creed-Miles.
March 30, 2012
Dexter Fletcher doesn't overplay the cowboy angle. Instead, he puts most of his efforts into creating a believable dynamic between the father and his sons, and it's in this tangled skein of shyness, suspicion, loyalty and love that the film's heart lies.
March 25, 2012
[Fletcher] injects new marrow into some creaky bones.
March 24, 2012
It wears its lion heart firmly on its sleeve with bouts of good humour and sense, making it impossible not to be drawn into its rugged charm.
March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012
Suspenseful, exhilarating and genuinely moving, galvanised by strong performances and breathlessly orchestrated action sequences.
March 22, 2012
Gripping, intense and with a razor-sharp wit, this marks Fletcher as one to watch.
March 22, 2012
Why can't all British crime dramas be so well written and well acted, and have a splash of comedy as confident as this?
March 22, 2012
Directed with flair by Fletcher, Wild Bill is more affecting family drama than conventional gangster pic and it's an outstanding achievement.
March 22, 2012
Fletcher has fashioned a deft, likeable addition to a crowded genre, the cockney comedy thriller. It will be good to see how he fares when he moves on.
March 22, 2012
The story won't win awards for originality but Fletcher has created a film that's both charming and true to life.
March 22, 2012
There's more than enough good stuff here to whet the appetite for Fletcher's follow‑up.
March 22, 2012
Works well when it sticks to its filial bonding story, but falters when it brings on singularly unconvincing neighbourhood drug dealers in an attempt to increase tension.
March 21, 2012
An impressive directorial debut from Dexter Fletcher, thanks to a superb script, heartfelt characters, a great soundtrack and terrific performances from a fine ensemble cast.
March 21, 2012
Overall, Fletcher should be as pleased as punch with his debut efforts.
March 21, 2012
One of the best British films of the year, from the mind of Dexter Fletcher, who emerges from his presenting/acting days as an exciting new writing/directorial voice.
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