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Wanted

Wanted
  • 2008
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common, Thomas Kretschmann, Konstantin Khabensky
  • Website: www.wantedmovie.com

Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar's ultra-violent graphic novel gets the Hollywood blockbuster treatment. Fellow Scot McAvoy takes the lead as a super-assassin inductee under the tutelage of action babe Fox (Jolie) and boss Sloan (Freeman). Toning down the comic's darker elements and ramping up the SFX, Bekmambetov's quirky stylistic excesses make up for the script's weaknesses. And McAvoy is quite convincing.

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Wanted

19 Jun 20083 stars

THRILLER/ACTION (18) 111min Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar's ultra-violent graphic novel gets the Hollywood blockbuster treatment in this sfx-heavy actioner that benefits from the skewered perspective of Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, who…

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