Wild Bill
Wild Bill (2011)

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, his arrival brings them to the attention of social services.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There's no faulting Fletcher's unfussy, quietly impressive directorial style. A solid start.

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Matt Looker

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.

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Lisa Giles-Keddie

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

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Liverpool Echo

Suspenseful, exhilarating and genuinely moving, galvanised by strong performances and breathlessly orchestrated action sequences.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

There's a lot more to this likeable crime flick than your usual dunderheaded Danny Dyer vehicle.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

[Fletcher] injects new marrow into some creaky bones.

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

Gripping, intense and with a razor-sharp wit, this marks Fletcher as one to watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
It's pretty much inevitable that throughout each year a British working class drama will make an appearance. What's surprising about them though, it… More
Panta Oz
This directorial debut of the English actor Dexter Fletcher is the most pleasant surprise this year. The story of Bill Hayward (Charlie Creed-Miles), a… More
Caesar Mendez
Wild Bill is one of the most overlooked films of 2012. It contains a good cast and a well written story that you will be invest to see til end credits roll.… More
Lane Zieben
Those silly Britts know how to inject emotion into certain films. The kids really make this movie moving. After being released from jail for a crime… More
Jesse Ortega
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… More
Daniel Parsons
Genuinely heart-warming drama with a bucketload of impressive performances in what is a superb directorial debut from Dexter Fletcher.