Cible émouvante (Wild Target) (1993)

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Victor Meynard (Jean Rochefort) is an assassin for hire, and he's proud of it. It's part of his family's business. However, in this comedy, there are occasions when he simply cannot bring himself to pull the trigger and make a "hit." Instead, he adopts the boy (Guillaume Depardieu) who would have fallen to his gun, and trains him in the niceties of the assassin's game. He is assigned to kill an art forger (Marie Trintignant) who is much too cute for such a fate. When he adopts her as well, things really start to get out of hand. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Cible émouvante (Wild Target)

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The opportunity for a glorious salvo at the inadequacy of killers is largely lost.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cible émouvante (Wild Target)

½

It's about as good as the remake which also wasn't very good.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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½

Jean Rochefort (The Phantom of Liberty) plays Victor Meynard, a 55 year-old professional killer; but he is starting to lose his touch. He is unmarried, and trying to learn the English language, as well as tending to his Dwarf Ulanus plant, and paying visits to his eccentric mother. During a hit, Victor stumbles upon a timid young man named Antoine, and decides not to kill him, but learn him the art of killing people in different ways. Victor is then hired to kill a femme fatale named Renee, who has ripped off a mobster. Chaos ensues when Victor is prevented from killing her by another hitman, and he decides to take Renee to his house, along with Antoine. The three of them then hide out there. The three characters are good together, and the film moves along at a good pace. It is an entertaining and funny film to watch and never dull.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

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