James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie star in Wanted, a turbo-charged thrill ride critics are calling the most visually inventive, trailblazing action film of its kind.
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Explosive action film is extremely violent.
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Rotten: It's a chance to watch a bullet explode from the forehead of a killer -- and an invitation to laugh at the spectacle. See what you do, then tell me who's sicker: Bekmambetov or us.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, June 27, 2008
Fresh: I've watched a movie that, while fiercely entertaining, made me fear for the emotional health of my gender. You have a problem with that?
- Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Friday, June 27, 2008
Rotten: When the characters are on the run, Wanted can be a bloodthirsty crowdpleaser, a passable action flick to while away the summer hours. When they're explaining themselves, you almost wish they'd stuck to their original calling and made rugs, not war.
- Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, Friday, June 27, 2008
Not even an oscar winner can pull off saying "Loom of fate." Seriously. Loom of fate?? Sorry, can't get over that.
- Julie, Thursday, August 26, 2010
Why did I watch this piece of shit? It is an immoral pornography of violence, and the main revenge plot is hardly logically motivated. The ending is simply insulting. The basic point of the movie seems to be that if you're not killing people, then your life is wasteland of boredom. What ridiculous ridiculousity.
- hunterjt13, Thursday, August 19, 2010
From the very beginning, its Fight Club envy shows - the self-loathing of the humdrum, meaningless, comfortable life; the narration that is remarkably similar both in content and tone; the sudden appearance of a stranger who can break you free of this mediocrity and let you truly live through pain and violence... From there the story kicks into gear, and is quite enjoyable. It's just that first 10 minutes (and a snippet at the end) that are trying too hard to make the movie someting it is not and be a social commentary. The director has a flare for staging some crazy action, and creates some amazing visuals. Unfortunately, the movie, entertaining as it may be, is much emptier than than the film I suspect he thought it was. It's a case of style over substance, though not to the extent of, say, 300 - another movie that was great fun and had extraordinary visuals, but was light on substance. What it is, is exactly what the trailers sold it as: a great over-the-top suspend-your-disbelief actioner in the spirit of things like Transporter and Crank. Leave your brain at the door and just enjoy it.
- shiftyeyeddog, Wednesday, July 21, 2010