Wild Target Reviews

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November 14, 2016
A few tart, amusing lines echo the fabled Kind Hearts and Coronets, yet this British movie based on a French farce falls into morbid silliness.
February 12, 2011
Two delightful stars nudge Wild Target into sleeper territory - but only by a few inches.
February 3, 2011
...mindless entertainment in a refined style.
December 25, 2010
"Wild Target" bears all the hallmarks of [director Jonathan] Lynn's best films, despite being, even at a tidy 90 minutes, a bit too long.
December 10, 2010
Wild Target is the sort of madcap comedy that breaks a sweat trying to generate a steady stream of laughs, but ... the film only works in fits and starts.
December 2, 2010
"Wild Target" has fast, quippy dialogue and exactly the right actors to drive it home.
December 2, 2010
When the various elements all fizzle, all we're left with is some likable actors trying their best to save a fading film.
November 30, 2010
Movies hardly ever make me laugh out loud, but this one did, more than once, with its unpredictable twists... and unexpected punchlines growing out of the deliciously twisted characters.
November 30, 2010
Snappy, sarcastic, implausible caper that looses almost all momentum 1 hour in. Also, how do you feel about Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt making out? If you just threw up in your mouth a little, you might wanna avoid this.
November 28, 2010
Saucy, scattershot, screwball farce.
November 18, 2010
The film has to fly by its wits -- and its witty lines -- and by the charm of its stars. This it does, just barely.
November 12, 2010
It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.
November 12, 2010
It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man.
November 11, 2010
Screenwriter Lucinda Coxon has clearly never met a corny complication she didn't like, and Wild Target becomes riddled with irksomely madcap happenings by the final act.
November 10, 2010
Rarely in a British comedy have so many richly talented actors laboured so long in search of a coherent plot, plausible characters and even a modicum of humour.
November 10, 2010
If not better than the French original, this re-make is equally good and equally funny.
November 10, 2010
The film is directed with a surprising lack of comic spark by Jonathan Lynn.
November 10, 2010
Bill Nighy nabs most of the laughs with his suave, sarcastic, sophisticated character.
November 10, 2010
With an interesting premise and a capable cast, it's a shame the result is such a dead horse.
November 8, 2010
In Anglicising director Pierre Salvadori's 1993 French original, Lynn and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have created a rich, colourful and intricately mannered comedy, brought to life with wonderfully wry performances across the board.
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