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
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Hilarious every moment!

This is a fin black comedy. I thought each joke, be it punch line based, slapstick, dark or otherwise, was perfectly timed and the pace of the entire film was expertly carried out.

5.0
0

Rather Good

Enjoyed this movie was quite funny and enjoyed seeing Rupert Grint in something other than Harry Potter

4.0
0

Watchable

Much like the popcorn I was eating, the first 20 minutes are extremely enjoyable. However, halfway through, the whole thing grows hollow and by the end, it leaves you with a stale taste in your mouth. Subplots that go nowhere, annoying character arcs and some obvious plot holes weaken the film, though it’s never insulting and its quirky humour does hit more...

3.0
0

Easy watching

As long as you're just expecting to spend a pleasant and entertaining 98 minutes, and not after a thought provoking and substancial masterpiece, then you should have a good time. The cast definitely makes the film. A good laugh, nothing more.

4.0
0

Some great moments!

I saw this last July on a plane flight (as an aside, why do these movies take so long to get on the big screen in NZ???) and thought there were some hilarious moments, but I suppose it depends on your sense of humour!

4.0
0

Remake lacks chemistry compared with the original French movie.

This is a remake of the 1993 French movie titled "Cible Emouvante" (rated 7/10 on IMDb) with deadpan actor Jean Rochefort, Guillaume Depardieu and Marie Trintignan. I found the French trio and more particularly the relationship between the professional assassin Jean Rochefort and his control freak of a mother was absolutely hilarious. The three main...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Daft, disposable but likeable enough.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Daft, disposable but likeable enough.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

Hilarious every moment!

This is a fin black comedy. I thought each joke, be it punch line based, slapstick, dark or otherwise, was perfectly timed and the pace of the entire film was expertly carried out.

5.0
0

Rather Good

Enjoyed this movie was quite funny and enjoyed seeing Rupert Grint in something other than Harry Potter

4.0
0

Watchable

Much like the popcorn I was eating, the first 20 minutes are extremely enjoyable. However, halfway through, the whole thing grows hollow and by the end, it leaves you with a stale taste in your mouth. Subplots that go nowhere, annoying character arcs and some obvious plot holes weaken the film, though it’s never insulting and its quirky humour does hit...

3.0
0

Easy watching

As long as you're just expecting to spend a pleasant and entertaining 98 minutes, and not after a thought provoking and substancial masterpiece, then you should have a good time. The cast definitely makes the film. A good laugh, nothing more.

4.0
0

Some great moments!

I saw this last July on a plane flight (as an aside, why do these movies take so long to get on the big screen in NZ???) and thought there were some hilarious moments, but I suppose it depends on your sense of humour!

4.0
0

Remake lacks chemistry compared with the original French movie.

This is a remake of the 1993 French movie titled "Cible Emouvante" (rated 7/10 on IMDb) with deadpan actor Jean Rochefort, Guillaume Depardieu and Marie Trintignan. I found the French trio and more particularly the relationship between the professional assassin Jean Rochefort and his control freak of a mother was absolutely hilarious. The three main...

2.0
0