Wild Bill

Wild Bill

Streaming Video - 2011
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Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons, Jimmy and Dean, abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Dean reluctantly forces his Dad to stay, but when Jimmy finds himself in trouble with Bill's old drug-dealing mates, Bill has to decide what kind of Dad he really wants to be a good one or a free one...
Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Branch Call Number: Streaming Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 98 min.)) : sd., col

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panties
Mar 09, 2015

I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS GREAT. I WOULD WATCH IT AGAIN

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kayliemarie
Mar 01, 2014

Worth a Watch!

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0cho
Jan 13, 2014

Your typical dead beat dad get out of jail movie. Not bad for what it is.

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BertBailey
Dec 28, 2013

Street drugs gangster flick with Charlie Creed-Miles, a promising actor who played a despicable wife-beating cop in Injustice (2012), and did well in the hyperviolent, also made-for-TV Falcón (2013). In this he plays Bill, just out on parole but risking a quick return even if his dog soils the sidewalk. The trouble starts when his younger son get in trouble with Bill’s old drug-dealing mates. The lowish budget is perfectly adequate to film this tale with some panache, in fare that is not as violent as you might expect from a Brit tough-guys flick, yet has a scene to excite the 14-year-old in any of us, turning out a gritty but satisfying plot, in the end. Dexter Fletcher makes a strong directorial debut, and co-wrote the often witty script with Danny King. Still, the secondary characters are weak, seldom rising above 2-dimensional. Sad to see both Olivia Williams and Andy Serkis near-wasted in secondary roles that lack profiling and could have shone with richer dialogue. Only Wild Bill’s 11- and 15-year-old sons James (Sammy Williams) and Dean (Will Poulter) stand out - and especially the last. What is egregious is the lack of captions, given the accents. Outright stupid marketing, in fact, as a minor bother and a couple of thousand dollars would have handed them large English-speaking audiences abroad. Another issue is the sound’s variable quality – a recurring weakness in too much Brit fare: here, the music's up a few notches above the dialogue. Not a huge deal, yet also so easy to correct. With captions this would be a minor but flawed gem.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 15, 2013

This film from the UK depicts an ex-convict returning home to his two boys, now abandoned by their mother. He tried to be a good father, and in doing so crossed the paths of the baddies again. There is nothing 'wild' about Bill and if you expect a lot of action (per DVD cover) you will be disappointed. Some fist fight happened toward the end and that's about it. Otherwise, the acting is good and it is a reasonably watchable debut by the director.

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jds1
Nov 09, 2013

Good movie. Typical bad guy trying to go good with snags along the way. Good acting, but hard to understand with the British? dialect. Gotta feel for the boys in this one.

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