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Wild Bill Reviews

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December 23, 2013
Um ex-presidiário sai da cadeia e vai procurar seus filhos, que já estão revoltados e marcados pela vida... seu passado o acompanha e todos acreditam que o mesmo sempre será o criminoso de antigamente... e para tirar seus filhos desse caminho ele é capaz de voltar para cadeia!
December 13, 2013
There are no two ways about it- this is an amazing film, innit?
December 7, 2013
This was a wonderful film. Fantastic characterization, an interesting plot line, and superb writing. This is one of those films that you can watch repeatedly because of its depth and soul.
December 1, 2013
i enjoyed this british movie thoroughly.. wasnt expecting the great review from everyone else though.. not for everyone, but i think my close friends would appreciate it..
November 29, 2013
A heartwarming movie about dysfunctional types trying to love each other.
November 29, 2013
Great performances all around in this simple crime-drama set in East London.
Super Reviewer
November 24, 2013
This is a movie that definitely sneaks up on you. While it certainly has a cliched story and the potential to be sentimental, the movie moves past those cliches and creates a touching but believable story that is, surprisingly, unsentimental. Well, there is the last scene in the movie which was a little corny. I don't think I have much to say about this movie, but it definitely starts out slow. Understandable, as it's setting up the characters and the situations they find themselves in, but it's gonna test some people's patience. Thankfully, the acting from everyone is top-notch, so it makes watching the slower parts of the film far more interesting. And when I say slow, I don't mean bad. It's never a bad movie thanks to its acting, writing and directing. It definitely has a more deliberate pace than a lot of movies. But I think the narrative is very satisfying as you get to see this man, who has pretty much been a deadbeat dad for years now, finally come around and try to do right by his kids, who've been abandoned by their mother as well. It sounds cliched and stereotypical, and it would've read that way, but thankfully the execution of this idea is very well done and it certainly does its best in not giving in to tropes. I don't have much else to say really, this is just a supremely well-made film with excellent acting and a strong narrative. It takes a while to get into, but those that stick with it will be rewarded with an excellent film.
November 17, 2013
This is an absolutely must see film centred around a man just out of prison who finds his kids left to their own devices and finding ways to get by in a world fallen apart.
It is not nice, it feels itchy and dirty and at times downright ugly but by tyhe end you will cry for someone you might not want to.
One of the very best films I've seen in a very long time.
½ October 26, 2013
Well that was a very pleasant surprise! Well done Dexter Fletcher. A solid directorial debut in this low budget gritty East End crime caper. It's a pretty linear story but the brilliance of the cast, a solid script and some nifty camera work make this a very rewarding British film. What also makes this stand out is the way it handles the serious side very well but doesn't sacrifice any humour and there are as many smiles as there are serious moments. It has a lot of heart and the connections between the characters build perfectly as the story progresses. Thoroughly entertaining.
September 24, 2013
Olen unelmoinut elokuvasta, jossa olisi Guns of Brixtonilla höystetty blaze of glory -lopetus, mutta kyllä tuo aloituksessakin toimi.
½ September 20, 2013
A little too much pandering for my taste, but kindhearted and well-executed enough to make this pretty forgivable.
September 16, 2013
A mixture of urban grit, humor, and emotional turbulence while maintaining a sense of authenticity throughout, director Dexter Fletcher delivers a prominent, charming British drama. Thanks to a deeply heartfelt script--a cast that boasts a wealth of British acting talent (including Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Andy Serkis, and Jaime Winstone), "Wild Bill" successfully adds a fresh approach and perspective to the heavily saturated genre of broken families and urban decay. Fletcher's debut is outstanding to say the least, and Charlie Creed-Miles performance as Bill is a knockout. Bill, whose hasty journey to redemption could so easily have seemed abhorrently contrived, yet strangely feels incredibly organic and totally believable. The enjoyment of "Wild Bill" is derived from its incredibly nuanced and engaging performances.

Charlie Creed-Miles gets top billing here as "Wild Bill," the former drug-dealing tough guy who has spent the past 8 years under lock and key. Returning home on parole to find his two sons abandoned by their mother, Bill is blackmailed by his eldest, embittered son Dean into sticking around until the threat of being placed into social services has passed. As Bill begins to bond with his younger son Jimmy (Sammy Williams), local drug dealer "T" (Leo Gregory,) digs his claws into both father and son. Many societal issues are addressed in Wild Bill: neglected children, alcoholism, prostitution, teen pregnancy, drug dealing, and the impact of role models on today's youth (or the lack thereof). Yet the film manages to remain far lighter than its weighty material. Thanks in part to the sharp writing by Fletcher and co-writer Danny King; Wild Bill manages to be funny without sacrificing the emotional power that drives the narrative.

Comparing Ben Drew's "Ill Manors," (2012) to Fletcher's "Wild Bill," while both are well-made British dramas, "Bill" possesses an uplifting spirit with vitality and charm-- while "Manors" leaves you reflecting on the unrelenting misery. "Wild Bill" is one of those rare films that possesses energy and vibrancy that manages to keep you rooting for its characters from start to finish. Fletcher's debut will not be an instant hit that propels his name into the spotlight--or recognized by the general public, yet he should be commended for creating a genuinely delightful piece of British social realism laced with charisma and wit. "Wild Bill" is a terrific example of the kind of cutting-edge British cinema that demonstrates big budgets are not necessary in regards to great filmmaking. For audiences, "Wild Bill" is a surprisingly entertaining and well-told story that is far more relevant than most would want to believe.
½ September 10, 2013
A very solid, but somehow slight film. Charlie Creed-Miles delivers an exceptional performance in a surprisingly understated film focused on the drug culture criminal life within the council estates of London. Strong performances and equally strong character development are what give this movie its power. Realistic and bittersweet, this movie works. Anyone looking for action sequences or easy solutions to complex problems should look elsewhere.
September 1, 2013
I don't claim be a film critic but this is the best movie I have seen in a long time. Great music score, excellent acting, pathos/humor, and well written. The movie has great heart.
September 1, 2013
I liked this movie. Accurate depiction of the poor in England. Hasn't changed that much since Oliver Twist.
½ August 23, 2013
Bill Hayward es un criminal que decide reencontrarse con sus hijos después de pasar 8 años en prisión. Los niños, quienes también han sido abandonados por su madre, residen en un departamento donde el mayor trabaja en contrucción y el menor se convierte en mensajero para un narcotraficante de la zona.
"Wild Bill" no presenta nada innovador en cuanto a su drama pero nos introduce a personajes interesantes, con buenas actuaciones de su reparto (hay cameos de Olivia Williams, Andy Serkis y Jason Flemyng). Recomendable.
½ August 11, 2013
The story of a man getting his act together for his kids is not new. But 'Wild Bill' gives that ol' geezer a fresh punch in the guts!
½ August 4, 2013
Who doesn't enjoy a good British gangster movie..
August 4, 2013
A must see! Brilliant! Loved it!
½ July 31, 2013
Awesome movie. Love Brit films
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