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Wild Bill

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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
7.38 /10
Charlie Creed-Miles , Will Poulter , Liz White
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Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Written by: Dexter Fletcher, Danny King

Released: 2011
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: UK
Colour: C
Length: 96

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Fletcher's script, co-written with novelist Danny King and Tim Cole, hits all the cliches of the genre, and given its smallscreen lighting and weak fight choreography, this slice of inoffensive feel-good entertainment lacks the kind of grit and nuance demanded of British working-class tales in fest slots. Theatrical play might generate an initial spike of interest in Blighty, but Wild Bill is basic, mild TV fare with cussing thrown in for atmosphere.
(Jay Weissberg, Variety)
Itís a film with a lot of misdirected energy; happy to let familiar plot pills fizz away, but unwilling to really shake things up properly. However if Fletcher can wean himself off lazy dramatic tropes in future, he could well become a film-maker worth watching.
(Scotland on Sunday)

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