Most Wanted (1997)



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Movie Info

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 of the assassination.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Keenen Ivory Wayans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2001
New Line Home Entertainment


as Sgt. James Dunn

as Casey-Woodward

as Dr. Victoria Constan...

as Rackmill

as Spencer

as Donald Bickhart

as Capt. Steve Braddock

as Stephen Barnes

as Stephen Barnes

as SWAT Leader

as Commander Goldstein

as TV Station Manager

as Police Captain

as First Lady Bonnie An...

as Sergeant

as Omega No. 3

as Lt. Scruggs

as Sgt. Peyton

as Marine Lieutenant

as Bus Guard No. 1

as Bus Guard No. 2

as Police Chief William...

as Bartender

as Patrolman

as Video Tech

as Randy

as Policeman in Hospita...

as Policeman in Hospita...

as Laundry Orderly

as Newscaster

as Checkpoint Officer

as Hot Dog Vendor

as Man on Street

as Grocery Woman

as Gangbanger No. 1

as Gangbanger No. 2

as Homeless Man

as Homeless Camp Police...

as Library Security Gua...

as VA Hospital Clerk

as Card Player No. 1

as Card Player No. 2

as Card Player No. 3

as CIA Agent

as Hearing's Reporter

as Stephen Barnes

as Lt. Scruggs
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Critic Reviews for Most Wanted

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

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

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Wayans ... has the physique for action heroics, but he has the soul of a comedian.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

...just another generic action flick.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

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.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Most Wanted

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 identical to Shooter released this year and the story is very similar. If you enjoyed that you should like this......any film with Jon Voight as the bad guy is worth watching!!

Dean King

Super Reviewer


decent flick

danny d

Super Reviewer

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 in showing that dog food bags can be potential bombs.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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