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Wild Target

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6.71 h 37 min201012
Victor is a solitary assassin with a peerless reputation for efficiency. His routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims: he spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.
Directors
Jonathan Lynn
Starring
Bill NighyEmily BluntRupert Grint
Genres
Comedy
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Rupert EverettEileen AtkinsMartin FreemanRory Kinnear
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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

896 global ratings

  1. 73% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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ClemReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly entertaining
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Not quite what I was expecting, but one of those quintessentially British films, parts played by well-known British actors and actresses that perhaps they wouldn't normally play. Bill Nighy is a hitman and mummy's boy caught-up in a dilemma when he falls for a contract that he was supposed to kill. Highly entertaining, one of those films that you'll watch again.
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aka motleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
clever gentle farcical take on criminal hitman movies - so excellent BIG SMILE
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Wild child wild target
tongue in cheek criminal capers
utterly ludicrous farce but beautifully done excellent actors enjoying the romp
if this does not make you smile then bill nighy has already crossed you off his hit list
second hand silly price cheaper than the popcorn at the movies - bargain
laughter is good for your heart as well
3 people found this helpful
D DeaconReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
British Comedy
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This is a great British Comedy film with some very good acting and a great cast. Story is like Carry On Murdering. Emily Blunt is an attractive femme fatale. Bill Nighy is a sociopath with a mad mother. Martin Freeman is an even worse psychopath. There are others. Great fun! Well worth a watch.
One person found this helpful
DotingDadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun film
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An under-rated and enjoyable British caper comedy.

Contains some good lines and comedic imagination, thereby making it vastly superior to so many huge budget major studio American films.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you enjoy a good laugh, real entertainment and wry ending, buy this movie.
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Bill Nighy as an assassin, who would have believed it. A brilliant film with a superb cast. Thank goodness something like this comes along once in a while to relieve the tedium of what passes for entertainment.
One person found this helpful
AJReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Characters performed very well by a top class cast = very good film
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You know, I really dislike films that show bad guys as the good guys, but this film gets away with it.
It's very good British humour.
Very simple plot. Not overacted. subtle humour.
Loved Mr Freeman and his teeth/haircut.
Buy this, you'll love it.
3 people found this helpful
SueMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Why so many GOOD Reviews??!!
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The fact is the stellar cast was wasted on this! Poor Script and Poor Direction made this film completely dull and we had to turn it off after 20 minutes! We are at a total loss as to just why there are so many good reviews?!! !!
One person found this helpful
Ariel GuerraReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great title, great comedy
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The title clearly shows what we'll get from this extraordinary comedy.
Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy give a rich and refined performance and the
screenplay is simply gorgeous. Casting, cameras, costume, locations, punch lines: congratulations to all the team. A British must!

So why a few stars missing?
The music has its ups and downs. Good choice of songs but a main soundtrack is missing
Some specific chapters lack musical support to be really effective.
The speedy cameras on the car chases are definitely avoidable.
Details that perhaps the director could have reconsidered...

Still a wonderful, enjoyable film.
2 people found this helpful
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