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Wild Target Reviews

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 12, 2011
Two delightful stars nudge Wild Target into sleeper territory - but only by a few inches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andreas Heinemann
February 3, 2011
...mindless entertainment in a refined style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Saito
December 25, 2010
"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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 2, 2010
"Wild Target" has fast, quippy dialogue and exactly the right actors to drive it home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 30, 2010
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.
Marc Fennell
Triple J
November 30, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 28, 2010
Saucy, scattershot, screwball farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 18, 2010
The film has to fly by its wits -- and its witty lines -- and by the charm of its stars. This it does, just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 10, 2010
If not better than the French original, this re-make is equally good and equally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 10, 2010
Bill Nighy nabs most of the laughs with his suave, sarcastic, sophisticated character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Alice Tynan
FILMINK (Australia)
November 8, 2010
In Anglicising director Pierre Salvadori's 1993 French original, Lynn and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have created a rich, colourful and intricately mannered comedy, brought to life with wonderfully wry performances across the board.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 29, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 29, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
October 28, 2010
Director Lynn (My Cousin Vinny), who's displayed his expertise at mixing murder and silly mayhem on both continents, exhibits his stylized flair for pathological lunacy and flaky elegance. Even as the story occasionally feels overwrought and recycled.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
October 28, 2010
The movie's a grand, quick-witted entertainment, a throwback in the best, most welcome sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 2, 2010
The likable and talented cast give it their all, but it's never as zany or funny as it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 24, 2010
When Wild Target works it's a lot of fun. There's some decent comic chemistry between the three leads - and this is Grint's first film since Harry Potter 3 that didn't make me want to lob him out the window.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 10, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 2, 2010
When the various elements all fizzle, all we're left with is some likable actors trying their best to save a fading film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 12, 2010
It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.
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