Wild Target Reviews

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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.
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.
November 12, 2010
It all collapses inward, foundering on its own improbabilities.
November 12, 2010
It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man.
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.
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.
November 10, 2010
The film is directed with a surprising lack of comic spark by Jonathan Lynn.
November 10, 2010
With an interesting premise and a capable cast, it's a shame the result is such a dead horse.
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.
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.
October 29, 2010
Wild Target gets its gears gunked up by a detour into the shallow, polluted waters of pseudo-psychological melodrama.
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.
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.
October 28, 2010
desperately unfunny
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.
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.
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