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Wild Target Reviews

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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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 6, 2010
The main problem lies in the script's failure to inject any credibility in the relationships between Victor, Emily Blunt's con artist Rose and Rupert Grint's hapless bystander Tony
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
November 2, 2010
A dream Brit-com cast is woefully disserviced by a script that's not nearly as funny as it should be.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
November 2, 2010
A mostly admirable attempt at a Crichton-like escapade that runs out of steam a bit before half-way.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 1, 2010
Practically a text book in how ugly things can get when you don't have the right, light touch for this sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michelle Orange
Movieline
October 29, 2010
Wild Target gets its gears gunked up by a detour into the shallow, polluted waters of pseudo-psychological melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 29, 2010
There have been a lot of black comedies about assassins lately -- there have been a few just this year -- but Wild Target may be the first one to contain genuine laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 29, 2010
An eccentric little comic thriller filled with enough laughs that I was mostly willing to overlook the fact that it makes virtually no sense as a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 29, 2010
All of this busyness drains away the film's charm, turning what might have been a naughty and whimsical frolic into something glib, hectic and sour.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2010
Since irony is so often director Jonathan Lynn's weapon of choice, Wild Target should have been a good fit. It's not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 28, 2010
Director Lynn (My Cousin Vinny), who's displayed his expertise at mixing murder and silly mayhem on both continents, exhibits his stylized flair for pathological lunacy and flaky elegance. Even as the story occasionally feels overwrought and recycled.
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2010
desperately unfunny
| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
October 28, 2010
The movie's a grand, quick-witted entertainment, a throwback in the best, most welcome sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 28, 2010
Wild Target takes aim at various styles and genres and misses the mark every time.
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 28, 2010
Director Jonathan Lynn already made one assassin comedy ... Consider this the lazy encore no one asked for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 28, 2010
It's a film that should've been deranged and malicious. Instead, Wild Target aims to be cute, which completely squanders the potential of the material.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 27, 2010
A very French 1993 farce gets a less comfortable British redo in Wild Target, a hectic, charm-challenged comedy about a fussy bachelor hitman who can't bring himself to off a winsome thief.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2010
Wild Target neatly and boringly makes a surrogate family out of its ill-matched trio of caricatures, and its epilogue of domesticity is enough to make you reach for your revolver.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 27, 2010
Nothing works.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 27, 2010
It's entertainment designed to resemble a good time without aspiring to provide one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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