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Wild Bill Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
There's a lot more to this likeable crime flick than your usual dunderheaded Danny Dyer vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Looker
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
March 23, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Liverpool Echo
March 23, 2012
Suspenseful, exhilarating and genuinely moving, galvanised by strong performances and breathlessly orchestrated action sequences.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 22, 2012
Gripping, intense and with a razor-sharp wit, this marks Fletcher as one to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 22, 2012
There's more than enough good stuff here to whet the appetite for Fletcher's follow‑up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 21, 2012
Overall, Fletcher should be as pleased as punch with his debut efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 21, 2012
While eschewing the mockney flash of his Lock, Stock mucker Guy Ritchie, Fletcher's kitchen sink is brighter than most, filled more with Shane Meadows brass than Ken Loach gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Mueller
Total Film
March 19, 2012
Full of quirky, absorbing characters and performances, Fletcher's debut is a hugely enjoyable East End western and a lesson on how to avoid the excesses of the Brit-crim-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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