Wanted Reviews

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May 15, 2012
The movie never convincingly sells us on its tone, and setting.
July 6, 2010
Bekmambetov's movie evaporates pretty quickly after it's consumed.
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.
July 9, 2009
...an entirely ineffectual actioner that suffers from many of the same problems that one now associates with the genre.
April 23, 2009
[It] lacks zing, but McAvoy (Atonement) handles his action-hero stint admirably.
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
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.
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.
October 18, 2008
Alas, the Russian filmmaker can only do so much with his American debut's stale premise and lazy plot.
August 1, 2008
Bekmambetov made better films in Russia with far less money and more ideas.
July 22, 2008
Never has a mainstream movie made more of a fetish from splattered brains.
July 7, 2008
Too ridiculous to be entertaining and too long to keep everyone's attention. If fate were only so virtuous as this film would have us believe.
July 4, 2008
Wanted's torture-training, its depiction of murder as sport and its feeble justification for a thousand years of slaughter suggest a broken moral compass.
July 3, 2008
Wanted is like the last of big budget porn, throwing around endless style along with massive fake boobs and enough smoke to choke a Scott.
July 2, 2008
Whether you find the whole thing thrilling or exhausting will depend in large part on the health of your adrenal glands.
July 1, 2008
Ten years ago, Wanted would have been revolutionary ...
July 1, 2008
Wanted shrieks along at such an unrelieved high pitch homicidal pace as the pathological protagonist passively morphs from dork to demon, however righteous, that the audience may soon start craving some of those pills that McAvoy's been popping.
June 30, 2008
A string of hyper-stylised action sequences cut to ribbons so that you could hardly follow what was happening at any particular moment.
June 30, 2008
It's for people who thought there wasn't enough noise, blood, or violence in Hitman, Shoot 'Em Up, or Planet Terror.
June 30, 2008
Despite the foreknowledge provided by advertisements, Morgan Freeman's appearance is almost surprising because Wanted has the tone of a second-rate action thriller that wouldn't normally get the time of day from the master of dialogue delivery.
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