The Irish heist-gone-wrong comedy-horror, Wickedly Evil, has flashes of liveliness in its review.


A group of not-so-smart criminals are trying to lay low in a secluded bungalow near Dublin after a failed robbery. One of them is seriously injured, the person in possession of the stolen money has disappeared, the neighbor knows one of their real names, and the most energetic member has abducted a witness and hidden her in the trunk of their escape vehicle. As fate would have it, the witness happens to be the beloved daughter of a ruthless crime boss in the area. And to make matters worse, this is not just a failed heist, but also a horror comedy.

Unfortunately, despite the potential for an entertaining experience, Wickedly Evil falls short of delivering on its premise and lacks originality. Its influences seem to include well-known films such as Reservoir Dogs, Shaun of the Dead, and Clerks. However, the production quality is comparable to that of a student project. It is unclear whether this is due to limited resources or a lack of talent. As they say, even the best chef cannot create a Michelin star-worthy meal with only spit and sawdust as ingredients. (Although, it’s worth noting that director John Waters always seems to produce tastier films with less money.)

Unfortunately, Wickedly Evil’s script only shows sporadic moments of liveliness and enthusiasm. To notice them, one must observe like a talent scout, searching for any hidden potential. Fortunately, there is a different group who will greatly appreciate this movie: the acquaintances and loved ones of the actors and production team, who will easily overlook the less believable aspects and focus on the positives.


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