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A gorgeous con artist sells a fake painting to a powerful gangster and discovers that crime doesn't pay when her unsatisfied customer hires Europe's top assassin to take her out. But the moment Victor (Bill Nighy) gets Rose (Emily Blunt) in his crosshairs, he hesitates. The situation grows tense when Victor vows to protect the sprightly scammer rather than rubbing her out, and finds himself the unwitting mentor to a young protégée. Before long, all three are on the run from Europe's second-best assassin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film has to fly by its wits -- and its witty lines -- and by the charm of its stars. This it does, just barely."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There have been a lot of black comedies about assassins lately -- there have been a few just this year -- but Wild Target may be the first one to contain genuine laughs."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Two delightful stars nudge Wild Target into sleeper territory - but only by a few inches."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Wild Target is the sort of madcap comedy that breaks a sweat trying to generate a steady stream of laughs, but ... the film only works in fits and starts."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Movies hardly ever make me laugh out loud, but this one did, more than once, with its unpredictable twists... and unexpected punchlines growing out of the deliciously twisted characters."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"An eccentric little comic thriller filled with enough laughs that I was mostly willing to overlook the fact that it makes virtually no sense as a thriller."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...mindless entertainment in a refined style."
‑ Andreas Heinemann, Flicks.co.nz
""Wild Target" has fast, quippy dialogue and exactly the right actors to drive it home."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Snappy, sarcastic, implausible caper that looses almost all momentum 1 hour in. Also, how do you feel about Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt making out? If you just threw up in your mouth a little, you might wanna avoid this."
‑ Marc Fennell, Triple J
"Practically a text book in how ugly things can get when you don't have the right, light touch for this sort of thing."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"All of this busyness drains away the film's charm, turning what might have been a naughty and whimsical frolic into something glib, hectic and sour."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
""Wild Target" bears all the hallmarks of [director Jonathan] Lynn's best films, despite being, even at a tidy 90 minutes, a bit too long."
‑ Stephen Saito, IFC.com
"When the various elements all fizzle, all we're left with is some likable actors trying their best to save a fading film."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Saucy, scattershot, screwball farce."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
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