Wanted

Wanted

Wanted

Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a good-for-nothing slacker with a nasty boss and a bored girlfriend. A waster of space. After the death of his dad, he meets a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie) who recruits him into the 'Fraternity', a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his "dormant powers". Before he knows it, he's 'curving' bullets. He discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. With tutoring from the fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye.

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Variety

Variety

press

Like it or not, Wanted pretty much slams you to the back of your chair from the outset and scarcely lets up for the duration.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Things happen in Wanted, but no one cares. You could call that nihilism, but even nihilism requires commitment of a kind and this, by contrast, is a movie built on indifference.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Despite all the thrills and spills, Wanted will leave you wanting just a little bit more.

3.0
0
Salon

Salon

press

Fast-moving and bloody, enjoyable even within its unapologetically generic limits. But McAvoy is its real secret weapon: With his X-ray blue eyes and lips that look bitten with anxiety, he has the miraculous ability to fool us into thinking there's really something at stake here.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Excess-adrenalin causes assassin fantasy action flick to get a little off target.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not as dark as its source material, Wanted works exceptionally on its own terms. McAvoy crashes the A-list, Jolie finally gets to be as big a star on screen as she has been in print, and Bekmambetov proves the most exciting action-oriented emigré since John Woo.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Wanted is completely preposterous; the kind of over-the-top action flick that requires you to leave your brain at the door. And yet, it's also fun.

3.0
0

I went to see this movie for a staff function and OMG!!! i will be going again, and if i get the chance AGAIN! i loved it. its got a slightly more developed storyline then most action movies and some pretty good twists. The characters have been developed well and some pretty f***ing cool action scenes. One thing i really loved is the fact that they dont...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Like it or not, Wanted pretty much slams you to the back of your chair from the outset and scarcely lets up for the duration.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Things happen in Wanted, but no one cares. You could call that nihilism, but even nihilism requires commitment of a kind and this, by contrast, is a movie built on indifference.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Despite all the thrills and spills, Wanted will leave you wanting just a little bit more.

3.0
0
Salon

Salon

press

Fast-moving and bloody, enjoyable even within its unapologetically generic limits. But McAvoy is its real secret weapon: With his X-ray blue eyes and lips that look bitten with anxiety, he has the miraculous ability to fool us into thinking there's really something at stake here.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Excess-adrenalin causes assassin fantasy action flick to get a little off target.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not as dark as its source material, Wanted works exceptionally on its own terms. McAvoy crashes the A-list, Jolie finally gets to be as big a star on screen as she has been in print, and Bekmambetov proves the most exciting action-oriented emigré since John Woo.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Wanted is completely preposterous; the kind of over-the-top action flick that requires you to leave your brain at the door. And yet, it's also fun.

3.0
0

I went to see this movie for a staff function and OMG!!! i will be going again, and if i get the chance AGAIN! i loved it. its got a slightly more developed storyline then most action movies and some pretty good twists. The characters have been developed well and some pretty f***ing cool action scenes. One thing i really loved is the fact that they dont...

4.0
0