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Wild Target Reviews

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Shannon Wright

With an interesting premise and a capable cast, it's a shame the result is such a dead horse.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2010
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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It's entertainment designed to resemble a good time without aspiring to provide one.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

October 27, 2010
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

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 Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

December 2, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

A dream Brit-com cast is woefully disserviced by a script that's not nearly as funny as it should be.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

November 2, 2010
Don Groves

Rarely in a British comedy have so many richly talented actors laboured so long in search of a coherent plot, plausible characters and even a modicum of humour.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 10, 2010

Wild Target is a remake of a French farce, and it shows.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 24, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Since irony is so often director Jonathan Lynn's weapon of choice, Wild Target should have been a good fit. It's not quite.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 28, 2010
Chris Barsanti

desperately unfunny

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

October 28, 2010
Dan Kois
Village Voice
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Wild Target is the kind of movie that actually uses that angry-cat-yowl sound. That is the kind of movie that Wild Target is.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 26, 2010
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Wild Target neatly and boringly makes a surrogate family out of its ill-matched trio of caricatures, and its epilogue of domesticity is enough to make you reach for your revolver.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 27, 2010
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The main problem lies in the script's failure to inject any credibility in the relationships between Victor, Emily Blunt's con artist Rose and Rupert Grint's hapless bystander Tony

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 6, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The material is badly mishandled, with too little tension for it to grab us and too fractured comedy to make us laugh

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 6, 2010
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The film is directed with a surprising lack of comic spark by Jonathan Lynn.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2010
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Screenwriter Lucinda Coxon has clearly never met a corny complication she didn't like, and Wild Target becomes riddled with irksomely madcap happenings by the final act.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

November 11, 2010
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 12, 2010
Brian Orndorf

It's a film that should've been deranged and malicious. Instead, Wild Target aims to be cute, which completely squanders the potential of the material.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

October 28, 2010
Geoff Berkshire

Director Jonathan Lynn already made one assassin comedy ... Consider this the lazy encore no one asked for.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 28, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Wild Target takes aim at various styles and genres and misses the mark every time.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

October 28, 2010
Michelle Orange

Wild Target gets its gears gunked up by a detour into the shallow, polluted waters of pseudo-psychological melodrama.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6/10

October 29, 2010
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Nothing feels like it's been properly thought through, highlighted by the fact that Nighy's 'super assassin' goes about his business by merely opening fire on a crowded market place (using a silencer, of course!).

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2010
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