Wild Target
Wild Target (2010)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 8, 2011
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32%
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56%



Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An ineptly staged farce that dishonors the original film and squanders the comedic potential of its fine actors.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The film has to fly by its wits -- and its witty lines -- and by the charm of its stars. This it does, just barely.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Two delightful stars nudge Wild Target into sleeper territory - but only by a few inches.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man.

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Lou Lumenick
New York 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.

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Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz

...mindless entertainment in a refined style.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Practically a text book in how ugly things can get when you don't have the right, light touch for this sort of thing.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

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Stephen Saito
IFC.com

"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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
Bill Nighy can do no wrong, and Rupert Grint shows he can survive outside the HP franchise.
Phil Hubbs
Think 'A Fish Called Wanda' and 'Clockwise' and you have an idea of how this quirky little British film plays out. Bill Nighy is against… More
Nicki Marie
Started off okay and then went downhill fast. Was it meant to be funny? It wasn't. Stupid characters and boring storyline. The star is for Emily Blunt and… More
Dean McKenna
Awesome comedy of the hired assassins as American and English producers are seemingly out of ideas, or convinced no-one watches films made off their shores.… More
Jim Hunter
A hit man falls for his target, a charming kleptomaniac, and agrees to protect her from the mobster who hired him. There isn't much to this film, but… More
Melvin White
Tony: You know I'm a terrible shot. I could easily aim at your head and blow your balls off.  "They said 'take her out'. He got the wrong… More

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