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Wild Target Reviews

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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
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
November 2, 2010
A dream Brit-com cast is woefully disserviced by a script that's not nearly as funny as it should be.
November 2, 2010
A mostly admirable attempt at a Crichton-like escapade that runs out of steam a bit before half-way.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
October 28, 2010
desperately unfunny
| Original Score: 1/5
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
October 28, 2010
Wild Target takes aim at various styles and genres and misses the mark every time.
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
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+
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
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
October 27, 2010
Nothing works.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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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