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Wild Target Reviews

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 12, 2011
Two delightful stars nudge Wild Target into sleeper territory - but only by a few inches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
February 3, 2011
...mindless entertainment in a refined style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Saito
IFC.com
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.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 2, 2010
"Wild Target" has fast, quippy dialogue and exactly the right actors to drive it home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
Marc Fennell
Triple J
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 28, 2010
Saucy, scattershot, screwball farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 12, 2010
It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 12, 2010
It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 10, 2010
If not better than the French original, this re-make is equally good and equally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 10, 2010
The film is directed with a surprising lack of comic spark by Jonathan Lynn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 10, 2010
Bill Nighy nabs most of the laughs with his suave, sarcastic, sophisticated character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shannon Wright
Moviedex
November 10, 2010
With an interesting premise and a capable cast, it's a shame the result is such a dead horse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alice Tynan
FILMINK (Australia)
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.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 6, 2010
The material is badly mishandled, with too little tension for it to grab us and too fractured comedy to make us laugh
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