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Wicked Little Letters
When people in Littlehampton--including conservative local Edith--begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate.
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Wicked Little Letters

2023
1h 40m
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Avg Percentile 50.46% from 86 total ratings

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Rated 04 Apr 2024
6
43rd
The audience seemed to enjoy it and it was amusing enough but I felt that there was more to the story that would been worth exploring, especially given such a talented cast.
Rated 07 Apr 2024
75
49th
It's a fun trifle of a movie, with some clever moments and a likable cast. I found the "solution" to the mystery underwhelming and somewhat predictable, especially as the movie makes the usual suspects its targets for ridicule.
Rated 08 May 2024
78
31st
Fun, quite painful at times, exploring the hypocrisy and high emotionality of bigots. Good on sexism, but the baffling decision to do color blind casting means that it doesn't engage with racism at all in that context. Olivia Colman is great, of course.
Rated 17 Apr 2024
80
79th
The cast is terrific, capturing every layer of the screenplay: its humour, of course, buoyed by whimsical direction, but its nuance as well, the central trio often finding meaningful moments of pathos and power in and around the foxy-assed cussing.
Rated 20 Mar 2024
78
73rd
I liked it a lot. A lively, skilled cast give this story a zip and weight. They do make them like this, just not often enough.
Rated 12 Apr 2024
70
41st
I've become a fan of Buckley these last few years. She's wonderful, handling the emotional bits near the end and the sassiness/vulgarity the rest of the time. It's nice seeing her have fun with some material. The mystery here loses its way fairly early but the script is fun and the premise is fantastic (I know it's based on a true story). Maybe not as funny as one would hope, but I laughed some. Just a good time.
Rated 15 Apr 2024
60
89th
While it's not the greatest films ever made, Poison Pen (1939) is a film I have fond memories of, way before I went mad with movies. That meant I had to see the 2023 adaptation of the same story. And it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the production doesn't quite bring you all there. These is this glossy TV-movie feel about it, makes it feel a little artificial. But once the cursing gets spewed out, it had me howling!
Rated 03 May 2024
68
29th
One of those films where the trailer was significantly more snappy and promising than the whole thing.
Rated 18 Apr 2024
43
39th
I wasn't terribly surprised by the ending. The only character worth watching was the young Irish girl accused of writing the letters. Most of the other characters were unimpressive, and a few such as the police were quite boring and underwhelming. It would be hard to recommend it.
Rated 01 May 2024
68
46th
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Rated 07 May 2024
87
88th
"Wicked Little Letters" excels in plot, character development, and dialogue, with standout performances by Buckley, Spall, and Colman. Humorous yet insightful, it cleverly explores mid-20th century societal roles. Worth multiple viewings.
Rated 09 May 2024
94
62nd
Coleman and Buckley together. They’re so talented, I can’t remain impartial you @$!? #%^* £@?&.
Rated 09 Jun 2024
65
62nd
Wicked Little Letters is a fun, breezy film thanks to stellar performances from Buckley & Coleman. The rest of the cast is pretty great as well, and I liked the 1920's aesthetic the film creates. However, changing Buckley's Rose from a Sussex lass to an Irish gal muddies the racial aspect Sharrock & Sweet seemingly tried to avoid. Instead the film engages with post-war female equality, but with mixed results. Scanlan & Vasan's sleuthing was done well; making the police bumbling fools less so.

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