Wild Target Reviews

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 2, 2010
"Wild Target" has fast, quippy dialogue and exactly the right actors to drive it home.
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 10, 2010
If not better than the French original, this re-make is equally good and equally funny.
November 10, 2010
Bill Nighy nabs most of the laughs with his suave, sarcastic, sophisticated character.
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.
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.
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.
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
The movie's a grand, quick-witted entertainment, a throwback in the best, most welcome sense.
October 2, 2010
The likable and talented cast give it their all, but it's never as zany or funny as it should have been.
June 24, 2010
When Wild Target works it's a lot of fun. There's some decent comic chemistry between the three leads - and this is Grint's first film since Harry Potter 3 that didn't make me want to lob him out the window.