Wicked Little Letters

critic Reviews

, 80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Thanks largely to a strong cast that leans into the story's humorous side, Wicked Little Letters is a diverting comedy even if the mystery at its core isn't particularly clever.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Colman and Buckley know how to make this material sing, and there are moments when both actors managed to make me squeeze out an authentic tear or two, only to have me enthusiastically giggling a scene or two later.
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    Kaely MonahanArizona Republic
    The range of insults sprinkled in with a healthy dose of f-bombs is truly awe-inspiring. The letters are spicy for the villagers, but for a modern-day audience, they're just delightfully silly.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    It’s saved, first by strong performances from Buckley, always effortlessly believable, and Colman, expert at laying bare the clammy soul of easily dismissible women. And second, by the letters themselves...
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    So much fun, ridiculous, and at the end of the day it's a women's empowerment movie in an odd sort of way.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A very funny little British comedy that I cannot believe was inspired by a true story.
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    Moira MacDonaldSeattle Times
    It’s a little story, but it’s wicked fun.
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    Latoya AustinFranglais27 Tales
    Wicked Little Letters is a riot, guaranteed to amuse viewers. Thus, it is ideal as that Friday night film that is perfectly placed as a light-hearted dramedy
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    {The movie} is a good reason to watch and appreciate the lead performers, Colman and Buckley, who bring different types of intensity to the disparate roles — Colman’s Edith as the repressed do-gooder, and Buckley as the unfiltered survivor.
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    JD DuranInSession Film
    WICKED LITTLE LETTERS is hysterical. The way Olivia Colman reacts to the vulgar things being said about her in those early scenes is worth the price of admission alone.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It's a comedy of manners, whose broad humor never connected with me.
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