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.
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 12, 2010
It's never a good idea to cast Bill Nighy as a buttoned-down hit man.
November 10, 2010
The film is directed with a surprising lack of comic spark by Jonathan Lynn.
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
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 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
Wild Target takes aim at various styles and genres and misses the mark every time.
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.
Top Critic
October 27, 2010
Nothing works.
October 27, 2010
It's entertainment designed to resemble a good time without aspiring to provide one.
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.
July 6, 2010
[An] unlovable, seldom funny Brit comedy.
July 6, 2010
Attractive and charismatic actors can do nothing to save a movie that's charmless, pointless and witless.
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!).