Wild Target details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins, Martin Freeman, Gregor Fisher, Graham Seed, Stephanie Lammond, Philip Battley, Geoff Bell, Sia Berkeley, James O'donnell, George Rainsford, Alexis Rodney, Adrian Schiller|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Rental release:||11 Oct 2010|
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I'd see this movie over a glossed up Hollywood blockbuster any day!By a customer from Wiltshire , 11 Jul 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]The critics might be quick to point out that the script is a little ropey and amateurish, and the plot is left with a few loose ends, but overall I found 'Wild Target' a pleasure from start to end. The trio of Blunt, Nighy and Grint worked fabulously in an inexplicably enjoyable way, and when I wasn't laughing out loud I was smiling outwardly at the cinema screen. This movie is self conciously quirky and unbelievable, and Lynn's tongue in cheek approach should be commended, not critised, as a brave move in the film industry of today.
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Well worth watchingBy NoIdonthaveanickname (68 reviews) , 28 Nov 2011Not as funny as I had hoped, but amusing. Well cast and they turned in some really good performances. Different from the usual hollywood blockbuster (as someone has already said), so enjoyed it for that alone. Really good if you are into 'slapstick' type comedy.
Strange, but mostly entertaining.By a customer , 24 Nov 2011Very very strange film. By the half way point I was seriously wondering why I was watching it, but fortunately it picked up quite a bit after that and was actually quite enjoyable.
The dialogue does seem rather awkward and the plot a little disjointed, but you eventually work out what's actually going on and why.
Laugh Out Loud FunnyBy a customer , 01 Nov 2011Lovely film with good comic touches and an excellent cast.
Bill Nighy as a emotionless successful hitman who falls for his target Emmy Blunt who plays a compulsive thief who is out of control. Rupert Grint as Bill's apprentice . All very funny with laugh out loud moments aplenty.
Very funnyBy peanut220 (10 reviews) from Hampshire , 01 Oct 2011Funnier than I thought it was going to be Bill Nighy is great in comedies. Although the film did have a rather predictable ending which was slightly disapointing
Beautifully Black, Delightfully DarkBy JDreviews (15 reviews) , 22 Sep 2011I nearly decided not to watch this film - what a mistake that would have been. The plot synopsis did not really portray just how brilliant this little gem of a movie was.
With over tones of The Lavender Hill Mob with a smattering of Notting Hill all mixed up with sharp touches of farce and classic Ealing Comedy one liners, you fall in love with Bill Nighy's character and end up rooting for a contract killer!
The cast was excellent, however, Bill Nighy stood head and shoulders above everyone else with an understated performance that also had shades of carefully placed over- acting that became totally believable given his character in this bizarre and wonderful universe that was created for him.
Gregor Fisher was, however, woefully under used and had some brilliant moments.
Oddly enough, the one part of the film that did not work too well and I got a sense of deja vu in watching it, was the relationship between the assassin and his mother. Well casted and played though it was, it was almost too normal given the surreal world of the rest of the film. This is the central premise of the trailers etc and should be taken with a pinch of salt as the rest is so good that you can forgive this derivative section.
Watch it - I'm buying it to watch over and over again when I feel down. Thanks.