Wild Target

Wild Target

Wild Target

Action-crime-comedy about a middle-aged assassin who trying to give up the game.

Victor (Bill Nighy) is a most respected assassin and also the most expensive, carrying on the family business extablished by his grandfather. Problem is, it's not a job where you tend to meet the right girl. So his domineering mother grows increasingly worried that an heir to the family business won't eventuate.

By contrast, Rose (Emily Blunt) is a free spirit, a gleeful, joyous thief. When Victor finds her as his target, but then becomes drawn to her, he spares her life, only to unexpectedly aquire in the process a young apprentice, Tony (Rupert Grint).

201098 minsUK, France
ActionComedyCrime
Director:
Jonathan Lynn ('The Whole Nine Yards', 'Sgt. Bilko', 'Nuns on the Run')
Writer:
Lucinda CoxonPierre Salvadori
Cast:
Bill NighyEmily BluntRupert GrintRupert EverettEileen AtkinsMartin Freeman

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Wild Target / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Adapted from an old French farce but played in a way that is quintessentially British, Wild Target probably shouldn’t work given the two differing comedy styles it blends together. While this fusion isn’t entirely pitch perfect, for the most part it succeeds in being a funny and entertaining black comedy.

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Variety

Variety

Nearly every element here is wildly off-target, from Jonathan Lynn's ("The Whole Nine Yards") lazy helming and Lucinda Coxon's shambolic script to the embarrassed-looking perfs from usually excellent lead thesps Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.

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Total Film

Total Film

Daft, disposable but likeable enough.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The considerable wit, style, and skill that Mr. Nighy and Ms. Blunt bring to the project are squandered.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The considerable wit, style, and skill that Mr. Nighy and Ms. Blunt bring to the project are squandered.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Jonathan Lynn's lamentable black comedy Wild Target again shows that attractive and charismatic actors can do nothing to save a movie that's charmless, pointless and witless.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A talented cast keep some low-key action and tired gags from derailing this disappointing farce.

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