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Wanted Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
All it needs is the car chase, the train crash and the final shootout and I'd be happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 17, 2013
For non-discerning action fans looking to satisfy your adrenaline rush, you can add this film to your most wanted list.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
In normal cinematic terms, it could easily be dismissed as gun porn, boyish nonsense or action overkill. Fact is, in the realms of badass cinema, Wanted is damn near untouchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
The movie never convincingly sells us on its tone, and setting.
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Wanted never takes itself too seriously and is fully aware of its frailties. This is fast and furious popcorn munching fodder, which doesn't waste time dabbling in meaningful theorising or contemplation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
July 6, 2010
Bekmambetov's movie evaporates pretty quickly after it's consumed.
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
July 6, 2010
Wanted is too bloody, too over the top, too silly, and too special effects driven. It's also excessively entertaining and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Scott Mendelson
Film Threat
October 22, 2009
A movie so shamelessly derivative of so many other movies that it ought to have a work-cited page at the start of the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Few films have accepted the role of Matrix knockoff with such gusto as Wanted; indeed, at times it's almost impossible to distinguish the two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
Index.hr
July 15, 2009
kombinacijom strip-akcije i koliko-toliko realnog lika vi%u0161e nego zadovoljava kriterije neobavezne ljetne zabave
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 9, 2009
...an entirely ineffectual actioner that suffers from many of the same problems that one now associates with the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
[It] lacks zing, but McAvoy (Atonement) handles his action-hero stint admirably.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 18, 2009
Then there's ADD megatard Timur Bekmabetov's deeply stupid Wanted, coming along to confirm that his deeply stupid Night Watch and Day Watch were no accident
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
February 9, 2009
A version of The Matrix that didn't bother to construct a thoughtful mythology for its universe, and a version of Shoot 'Em Up that plays it too straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 3, 2009
Agreeably slick pop nihilism, getting a kick out of its own excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 15, 2009
This is an exciting flick, and it helped secure a place in the cinemas for R-rated action films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Maximum violence and minimum plot are the formula.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
October 18, 2008
Initially promises to challenge the heroism of blindly following your destiny, yet instead descends into an unsatisfactory blur of curving bullets and splattered bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
A fast-paced, in-your-face cartoon come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Alas, the Russian filmmaker can only do so much with his American debut's stale premise and lazy plot.
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