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Wild Rose

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United Kingdom

2019

Rated R • 1h 41m

Director Tom Harper

Starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives

Genre Comedy, Drama, Music

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Rose-Lynn Harlan is an aspiring country singer in Scotland and mother of two who has just been released after a year in prison. This film chronicles her attempts to juggle raising her children and raising the money to fly to Nashville to pursue her dreams of becoming a star.

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Time Out by

Buckley, so good in serial-killer thriller ‘Beast’, is sensational here.
80

Film Threat by Alan Ng

Wild Rose is one of those films that you have to hunt for, and it’s well worth the effort.
60

CineVue by Alasdair Bayman

Wild Rose fits the bill for a British indie, yet apart from Buckley’s radiance it sadly does not offer anything more or less. Comparable to Lady Macbeth and Florence Pugh’s break out performance, this really does feel like the moment the world stands up and recognises Buckley’s talents.
80

The Observer (UK) by Mark Kermode

Jessie Buckley, who proved so electrifying in Michael Pearce’s psychological thriller Beast, lights up the screen as Rose-Lynn Harlan; a 23-year-old firebrand, fresh out of jail, wearing an electronic tag beneath white cowgirl boots.
90

Variety by Owen Gleiberman

Wild Rose, the closest thing to a sleeper I’ve seen at Toronto this year, is a happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.
80

The Telegraph by Tim Robey

Landing the perfect ending is a challenge for any such story; A Star is Born, for all its guts and pathos, peaked early. Wild Rose holds its horses, and lets Rose-Lynn soar only when she’s worked out who she is.
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TheWrap by Yolanda Machado

Ultimately, of course, it’s Buckley who makes Rose-Lynn soar off the screen. It’s a dazzling, raw, intoxicating performance, and when she sings, it’s simply electric.

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