Wild Bill details
|Starring:||Diane Lane, Marjoe Gortner, James Gammon, Christina Applegate, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Barkin, Keith Carradine, Jeff Bridges, David Arquette, Bruce Dern, John Hurt, Bru|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Mar 2004|
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Not Wild about Bill!By a customer from Manchester, England , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]After reading a glowing review of this movie in Uncut magazine, I felt let down after viewing it.
Despite good casting (Jeff Bridges especially), the main failing of the film was its lack of cohesion between scenes, with much of the movie being played out in flashbacks. A reason for this could be the fact that the screenplay is an amalgamation of a novel and a play.
In short, a hit & miss affair!
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wild billBy juliedkirk (4 reviews) from rossett wales , 20 Jul 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideLoved it,whats not too love,great peiod in history,great cast,excellant entertainment,watch it!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008It would have been better not have have watched the TV series of Deadwood before seeing this as you can't help but compare. Still it is suitably dark and dirty looking and a fairly enjoyable way to spend an evening (if you were doing nothing special). And Jeff Bridges is always worth the rental fee.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Leaving aside the shameless Hollywood hackery inflicted on a good true story.....
Leaving aside the woeful mis-casting of Ellen Barkin as Calamity Jane...
Leaving aside the creation of a redundant character in Charlie Prince, out of place and time, you can hear the clunking mentality of 'oh, we got John Hurt, lets have a voice-over narrative'.....
Leaving aside a performance of nonsensical over-acting from Geoff Bridges as he gurns and mugs through the scenes, rendering his subject more as a witless imbecile than a dark and troubled soul.....
Leaving all that aside you are left with a fourth rate formula Western, by people who took too many tokes on the old Chinese pipe, a one-eyed three legged turkey of a film, richly deserving of its box office failure.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Excellent acting, scenery is first class and what dialog there is comes across as in period. But, as entertainment value this is rubbish, save your money and time and watch something else.
Lame western.By edward (11 reviews) from Leeds , 06 Dec 2007Despite starring Jeff Bridges this film didn't work for me.
The script is laughable and the film lacks cohesion.
Themes covered include violence as a knee-jerk reaction and Wild Bill living out the legend put upon him by others. Worthy themes but not dealt with any complexity or depth.
Ultimately an empty film.