Wilder Grier's latest failure to capitalize on her Jackie Brown comeback casts her as Della Wilder, a maverick Chicago cop (is there any other kind in… Wilder Grier's latest failure to capitalize on her Jackie Brown comeback casts her as Della Wilder, a maverick Chicago cop (is there any other kind in…
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WILDER (2003)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: May 13, 2003; With: Pam Grier and Rutger Hauer

Grier's latest failure to capitalize on her Jackie Brown comeback casts her as Della Wilder, a maverick Chicago cop (is there any other kind in bad movies?) who suspects a charming OB-GYN (Hauer, a long way from Blade Runner) may be a serial strangler. Back in the day, Grier kicked serious butt in blaxploitation kitsch classics like Foxy Brown, but the superbland Wilder packs surprisingly little punch. It'd have been a lot better if it had lived up to its title.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints
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