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Wild Target Reviews

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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
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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
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
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.
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
June 24, 2010
Wild Target is a remake of a French farce, and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2010
desperately unfunny
| Original Score: 1/5
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Dan Kois
Village Voice
October 26, 2010
Wild Target is the kind of movie that actually uses that angry-cat-yowl sound. That is the kind of movie that Wild Target is.
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
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
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
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
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
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 12, 2010
It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.
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+
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
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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.
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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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 16, 2010
Nothing feels like it's been properly thought through, highlighted by the fact that Nighy's 'super assassin' goes about his business by merely opening fire on a crowded market place (using a silencer, of course!).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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