Wanted

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Released 2008

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Director:
Timur Bekmambetov
Released:
2008
Rating:
R

Wanted is a 2008 action film by director Timur Bekmambetov, loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar. James McAvoy stars as Wesley Allan Gibson, a timid 24-year-old man with a dead-end desk job, a less than loyal best friend, and a cheating girlfriend. When a mysterious woman, Fox (Angelina Jolie), confronts him in the pharmacy to inform him that his father was a recently murdered assassin and that his father's killer, Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), wants to kill him next, his life is turned upside down. Gone are the dull days of bureaucratic tedium'Wesley's life is now all about high-pressure, high-danger chases and struggling to stay alive. When it turns out that his predisposition to panic attacks is a side effect of suppressed powers, things really get crazy. Will Wesley be able to save the world, and himself, or will all that his father worked for be lost forever? Wanted was well-received, both critically and commercially.

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  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    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.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Wanted's hyperkinetic antics are sometimes weighed down by a surfeit of adolescent misanthropy. But the adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men. As long a...

  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    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.

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