Wild Target


Wild Target

Critics Consensus

An ineptly staged farce that dishonors the original film and squanders the comedic potential of its fine actors.



Total Count: 55


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User Ratings: 27,233
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A gorgeous con artist sells a fake painting to a powerful gangster and discovers that crime doesn't pay when her unsatisfied customer hires Europe's top assassin to take her out. But the moment Victor (Bill Nighy) gets Rose (Emily Blunt) in his crosshairs, he hesitates. The situation grows tense when Victor vows to protect the sprightly scammer rather than rubbing her out, and finds himself the unwitting mentor to a young protégée. Before long, all three are on the run from Europe's second-best assassin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Bill Nighy
as Victor Maynard
Geoff Bell
as Fabian
Duncan Duff
as Jeweller
Graham Seed
as Appraiser
Alexis Rodney
as First Hotel Receptinist
Sia Berkeley
as Smart Hotel Receptinist
Jenny Crosdale
as Hotel Maid
Philip Battley
as Hotel Barman
Neil D'Souza
as Garage Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Wild Target

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (37)

Audience Reviews for Wild Target

  • Aug 10, 2015
    Harmlessly fun little British comedy type thing.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2013
    Bill Nighy can do no wrong, and Rupert Grint shows he can survive outside the HP franchise.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2013
    This one was a lot of fun, with Emily Blunt as a con artist who rips off an art collector, and Bill Nighy as the hit man hired to exact revenge. Charmed by her wild streak, however, he becomes her body guard and the target of the vengeful collector and his henchmen. Lots of great lines, and always the radiantly beautiful Ms Blunt to light up the screen. Not particularly original, but still, for all that, very entertaining. I thought Bill Nighy was just perfect as the meticulously careful hit man, Victor Maynard, who finds himself in uncharted territory. Rupert Grint added a bit of comic relief as a kid who gets swept up in circumstances and becomes Victor's protege. The supporting cast was well chosen and carried off their roles spotlessly.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2013
    Started off okay and then went downhill fast. Was it meant to be funny? It wasn't. Stupid characters and boring storyline. The star is for Emily Blunt and her outfits. I switched it off 40 minutes in. I get the impression she was heading for a romance with the 52 year old hitman, which gives me the creeps.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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