Wanted

Choose your destiny.


Wanted
A hot-shot Russian director brings his brand of action to Hollywood in this Boys Own version of My Fair Lady / The Princess Diaries / etc. Our hero is a meek office worker, henpecked by his boss and trodden on by his girlfriend. One day, he is picked up by a svelte young woman, who informs him that his father belonged to their Fraternity of Assassins... and that he had the killing skills in his genes. He is sent through a brutal training regime before being unleashed on the world to take out evil people. As things progress, he starts to realise that maybe he is just part of a much bigger game...

108 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Action, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Kristen Hager
Director
Timur Bekmambetov
ScreenplayMichael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan, from the comic books by Mark Millar, J.G. Jones
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyMitchell Amundsen
EditingDavid Brenner
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byBazelevs Production, Kickstart Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Relativity Media, Ringerike Zweite Filmproduktion, Spyglass Entertainment, Top Cow Productions, Universal Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityBrief
SexSome
ViolenceStrong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsStrongly graphic violence in action genre, the violence (within genre) is somewhat glamourised.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Sonette Lomberg
15
Cape Times
Sam Adams
10
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Natalie Sineke
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconWanted slams the pedal to the metal and never slows down. Here’s an action picture that’s exhausting in its relentless violence and its ingenuity in inventing new ways to attack, defend, ambush and annihilate.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe summer’s most gonzo action blockbuster.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWanted is what I'd call a guilty pleasure. Translation: It's trash, but I love it anyway. Brutal, sexy, built to thrill and minus a scintilla of redeeming social value, the movie explodes like summer fireworks.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconBut for those looking for an instinctively engaging zero to anti-hero tale, filled with all sorts of imaginative and hip visual shenanigans, one could do far worse than this offering. Not the smartest action flick out there and clearly too influenced by the Matrix pics to come off as original, Wanted nevertheless knows what it wants to be and what it's target audience is expecting, and delivers on both counts.
11
Metacritic.com
38 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
166 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWanted is a fast-paced, crackling thrill ride tailor-made for the Summer audience.
14

What the People say

Internet
10474 Netizens quote iconBEST movie I've seen in a LONG time
15

Average .. 63%

13

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