Most Wanted
Most Wanted (1997)

This action thriller is about a Gulf War hero who has been framed for the assassination of the First Lady. Using his military experience, he must elude experts on his trail and try to clear his name. He takes a hostage who has a videotape… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

Keenen Ivory Wayans ... is said to have done some of the research for his story on the Internet, which is just one more reason to fear the influence of this technological monster.

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James Berardinelli

Not only is the screenplay for Most Wanted laughably absurd, but it contains line after line of the worst dialogue available in any film currently on a multiplex screen.

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Michael Dequina

Wayans looks the action hero: buff, cool, and stoic, but in straying from his normal comedic persona he also strips himself of any charm and personality.

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Joe Leydon

Blandly generic and transparently derivative, pic appears to have been cobbled together from bits and pieces of earlier, better thrillers.

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Sean Means

...just another generic action flick.

Fred Topel

Weak action movie. Not enough thrills to elevate the totally average story.

John Hartl

Aside from a quirky performance by Jon Voight and a couple of well-executed action sequences, there's little to distinguish this Keenen Ivory Wayans production from dozens of other assassination-conspiracy thrillers.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Quite simply, Most Wanted is hack work, from every word of Wayans' screenplay to every exposed frame of David Glenn Hogan's direction.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

There's nothing hugely wrong with Most Wanted, except that it's painfully predictable and rather unconvincing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Dean !
This is a pretty decent action film, not heard of it before but it's pretty good if it was a straight to DVD release. The first 10 minutes are almost… More
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decent flick
Steven Vincent Gee
This is a pretty decent action film. As an action movie it wasn't exciting enough. It also failed in an attempt to be a thriller. It really only succeeded… More