Pixie Movie Review: An Amusing New Crime Film Carried by Irish Charm

The Illuminerdi reviews the new crime caper, Pixie.
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In a time where most major releases are large-scale blockbusters, Pixie is a refreshing change of pace. It’s an amusing new crime film with quick pacing, a good amount of humor, and a splash of quirkiness that makes for a fun, easy watch that should leave you with a pleasant smile. The new movie entertains with fun characters, clever writing, and a slight weird streak that should earn it a place among crime and dark comedy fans.

Pixie Official Trailer

Dim-witted criminals Frank (Ben Hardy) and Harland (Daryl McCormack) hope to get lucky with local girl Pixie (Olivia Cooke) and follow her home. When a guy shows up with a gun outside, they run him over and discover 15 kilos of MDMA. Unfortunately, Pixie soon comes calling to inform them the drugs belong to unforgiving gangster priests, who are just as comfortable with sermons as they are shotguns. With a corpse in trunk and gangster priests in pursuit, the panicked trio heads for the hills.

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Pixie has an offbeat energy that helps it stick out from the crowd. Olivia Cooke showed promise in Bates Motel and Ready Player One, but this performance proves she’s ready for leading roles with her solid screen presence and comic timing. Alec Baldwin is enjoyably batty as the lead villainous priest, but his role is essentially an extended cameo despite heavy prominence in the trailer. Also, the climax feels slightly hampered by budgetary constraints, but the scene’s energy as well as the image of a nun firing a pump-action rifle are things I won’t soon forget. 

3 out of 5 stars (average)

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Pixie is a fun, funny, and enjoyably offbeat crime movie that provides a pleasant evening diversion. See Pixie. Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Let us know in the comment section below or let’s chat over on social media!



Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas is a film-loving college graduate who has been writing film reviews since age 10. He approaches life with a sense of humor and optimism and lives in Georgia with his 2 dogs.