Wanted Reviews

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July 6, 2010
Bekmambetov's movie evaporates pretty quickly after it's consumed.
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.
August 1, 2008
Bekmambetov made better films in Russia with far less money and more ideas.
June 30, 2008
It's made for fans of films that really just want to see some great visuals, some amazing sequences and some terrific performances.
June 28, 2008
A 12-armed heavy-metal drummer of a movie, kicking and flailing through two hours of impossible. The car chase of the year.
June 27, 2008
I've watched a movie that, while fiercely entertaining, made me fear for the emotional health of my gender. You have a problem with that?
June 27, 2008
If the graphic-novel-style hyperviolence of Sin City or 300 is your thing, go ahead and knock yourself out. Or let Angelina do it for you ... It feels so much nicer that way.
June 27, 2008
Directed at a pitch of gritty giddiness by the Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekmambetov, this hard-R splatter-fest about a team of sanctified assassins is also the summer's zazziest action movie.
June 27, 2008
Director Timur Bekmambetov's gimmicks and the A-list cast sell the nonsense.
June 27, 2008
Ultimately, watching Wanted feels like being privy to somebody else's unwholesome fantasy, one you'd rather not know about.
June 27, 2008
Wanted is fast-moving and bloody, enjoyable even within its unapologetically generic limits. But McAvoy is its real secret weapon.
June 27, 2008
It's a goofy, giddy bit of escapism.
June 27, 2008
That Timur Bekmambetov's amped-up action flick Wanted makes absolutely no sense is entirely irrelevant. Your brain, in fact, can take a two-hour hiatus. But your adrenal glands will be working overtime.
June 27, 2008
When the characters are on the run, Wanted can be a bloodthirsty crowdpleaser, a passable action flick to while away the summer hours. When they're explaining themselves, you almost wish they'd stuck to their original calling and made rugs, not war.
June 27, 2008
Wanted's hyperkinetic antics are sometimes weighed down by a surfeit of adolescent misanthropy. But the adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men.
June 27, 2008
[Bekmambetov] hasn't just made a thriller with Wanted, he's redefined the genre.
June 27, 2008
It's a chance to watch a bullet explode from the forehead of a killer -- and an invitation to laugh at the spectacle. See what you do, then tell me who's sicker: Bekmambetov or us.
June 27, 2008
The film's high proficiency is at the service of a concept that can most accurately be defined as sadomasochistic.
June 27, 2008
Wanted is quite happy to judge a man by the size of his gun. The irony is that the biggest one here belongs to Jolie, and her Amazon smile indicates she knows exactly how nervous that makes the boys.
June 27, 2008
Wanted shows life in the killing lane with lots of zippy effects, action and exploding heads.
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