Wanted (2008)

Wesley's (James McAvoy) life is over - his pathetic old one, anyway... Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wanted is stylish, energetic popcorn fare with witty performances from Angelina Jolie (playing an expert assassin), James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman that help to distract from its absurdly over-the-top plot.

Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Bekmambetov's movie evaporates pretty quickly after it's consumed.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

A 12-armed heavy-metal drummer of a movie, kicking and flailing through two hours of impossible. The car chase of the year.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Although the script is silly, there are kicks galore in Wanted.

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Laremy Legel

Wanted is too bloody, too over the top, too silly, and too special effects driven. It's also excessively entertaining and fun.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

I've watched a movie that, while fiercely entertaining, made me fear for the emotional health of my gender. You have a problem with that?

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Simon Miraudo

All it needs is the car chase, the train crash and the final shootout and I'd be happy.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's made for fans of films that really just want to see some great visuals, some amazing sequences and some terrific performances.

Dana Stevens

If the graphic-novel-style hyperviolence of Sin City or 300 is your thing, go ahead and knock yourself out. Or let Angelina do it for you ... It feels so much nicer that way.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

For non-discerning action fans looking to satisfy your adrenaline rush, you can add this film to your most wanted list.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I liked the over top feel of this movie. Was it good? I dont know. Fun? Yes. Tons of great effects made for a very fun 2 hours.
Wildaly M
The premise is ridiculous as are the action sequences. But what else can you expect from a mindless action summer popcorn movie? Also, why not make the main… More
Carlos Magalh„es
With an exhilarating plot that cleverly modernizes the Greek Fates myth, this is a top-notch action-packed movie that defies the laws of Physics with a stylish… More
Eugene Bernabe
Wanted is superb all in due to its nonstop action sequences, vivid violent nature and ensemble (Jolie, McAvoy, Freeman). The film may not be a satisfying plot,… More
Alice Shen
This is, like, the only miss out of several hits in James McAvoy's 2000s career. I understand casting an actor of uncommon quality to portray the physical… More
Candy Rose
This is an action movie about a group of assassins. Interesting plot. Great cast. James' American accent takes a while to get used to. The scenes with his… More