Well, in contrast to the first review, i felt that this was a hilariously funny attribute to the British film industry. With continuous amusing modern slap stick humour throughout.I had been looking forward to the release of this film for a while, and it was far better than i had ever expected. The cinema was packed and everyone was laughing throughout the entire film, which in my experience is very rare.There is an incredible cast containing many well known British actors/ actresses, overall a must see film. Looking forward to the DVD release. Thank you. x
Top Quality! (by stueey)
If your taste is really obvious commercial and/or big budget comedies then this might not be for you but if you have a soft spot for classic British comedies that are a bit quirky, don't try to hard then this should definitely be up your street.It has an excellent cast that all play their characters perfectly although very typically. Rupert Everett is predictably his usual self as is Bill Nighy but both quite excellently so.I've seen a couple of negative reviews of this movie but it needs to be emphasised that it's not a mass market comedy. The story is great and the timing of <more>
some of the jokes is absolutely perfect.This is actually one of the few films I'd like to own a copy of when it's released.
Stupendous acting from all casts, brilliant comedy, must see of the year (by IwillNOTmarryYou)
I rarely review films, but buckle your seatbelts, I'm gonna take a shot.The chemistry between the middle aged Bill Nighy and the sexy Emily Blunt surpuses any on screen couple. The story was unpredictable and hilariously funny, of course if Adam Sandler is your preference in comedy, and if you're American, then I'm sorry but this won't be your cup of tea. If you drink tea. Which you won't, if you don't like this movie.Rupert Grint was a pleasant surprise, stepping slightly out of his comfort zone as Ronald Weasly to deliver a good supporting performance.Overall just <more>
An interesting and entertaining comedy. (by danielkratky)
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and found the story to be original and funny throughout. Emily Blunt plays an extremely sexy con-artist who crosses paths with an up-tight Bill Nighy playing a professional assassin hired to kill her.The characters are likable and well-cast. Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt strike up a modern day love-story that is unconventional and yet somehow totally believable. The family bond that is established with Rupert Grint as the adopted son worked very well and was charming. If you want to see something different, interesting and funny then I really recommend giving this <more>
An unforgettable Foot Massage ! (by RainbowCastel)
What can I add to a great British comedy more than other's reviews? Well, it was fresh, fun, a touch of sexiness and simply fun. I said it twice? We were 11 and if we were in US, I think we could file for a 3rd grade murder by suffocation! It was an instance in the movie when Bill Nighy said, "May I do your other foot!".I can tell you guys that, 7 of my friends choked instantly on the buttered pop-corns and I, as the only person in the row, tears in the eyes, still breathing, had to take care of them all.Coughing, tears in the eyes hitting their backs! Lucky we were not thrown <more>
out of the theater!It is a fresh, British humor, Classy and Cool movie. Give it a try.
Hilarious, refreshing, intelligent and surprisingly touching. One of a kind. (by jamiemarks-1)
Wild Target is the ultimate British black comedy, which makes a refreshing change from all the Hollywood movie's right now.This is hilarious throughout with laughs going to all the cast. Billy Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint give terrific performances with superb support from Martin Freeman, Gregory Fisher and Eileen Atkins who make the most of their time on the screen.There is a lovely chemistry of romance between Blunt and Nighy and you care about the characters and that's what makes this movie so intelligent, though they commit crimes like Nighy is an assassin and has killed <more>
people and Blunt is a thief, the audience can remained attached enough to laugh at their predicament but at the same time care about the characters and what happens to them as Nighy falls for Blunt and at the same time they and Grint become like a family, and that is difficult to pull off, but this film does it tremendously. It's also surprisingly touching in places as the transition from romance to drama to comedy is handled seamlessly blending lovely together. The story though basic is good enough and the script is structured beautifully with sharpness and wit embedded within. A terrific British comedy that is one of a kind. It deserves all the praise it has and will receive and judging by the 7.8 IMDb rating it has been given I'd say the praise is high. It's a rating well deserved
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought it was very entertaining. True, there were only a few laugh-out-loud moments, but it kept me chuckling away for most of the 90-odd minutes. I thought Bill Nighy's performance was spot-on and Eileen Atkins' role gave her plenty of scope for comedy moments. Rupert Everett and Gregor Fisher worked well together, and Martin Freeman was very good as Dixon. Although the plot was simple, the film was reminiscent of a lot of British comedies from the Sixties and Seventies, which was probably why I enjoyed it so much. It was also good to see something <more>
that wasn't shot in America and didn't follow the stereotypical plot lines that most American films seem to have as a matter of course.
My 336th Review: Excellent remake - and the funniest movie in its genre since Shooting Fish (by intelearts)
For those who haven't seen Ciblé Émovante from 1993 do. But Wild Target is seriously a tremendous remake.Very very funny and just plain good fun - this harks back to the golden age of British comedies, sidesteps in the main Guy Ritchie and goes for that same vibe that Shooting Fish had.The plot of the buttoned-down assassin and the kooky girl and the guy who gets involved by mistake is a vehicle to hang some great lines and situations on; let's just say it involves art forgery, hired guns, kleptomania, and Snowy the Cat. Brilliant stuff. Bill Nighy does his usual comic timing to <more>
perfection and he and Emily Blunt, along with the two Ruperts, Grint and Everett, bring a real sense of fun to this. Well supported and very well directed there's not much to complain about here - it's just a great comedy and taken as that you could do much worse.Honestly, we haven't laughed or just flat out enjoyed a film this much in a long time - it's got a wonderful vibe to it that just makes watching it fun - and after all it's nice to get back to some good old fashioned killing without all the pizazz....Highly recommended if you like British comedies, do try to get to see the french original, it's a corker, but this, this one is going in my collection....
To me this was a classic and quirky British farce. If it had been been 1958 and in black and white, it would have been in it's place but in 2010 it was slightly odd. That said, I enjoyed the film and would recommend seeing it. The star of the film was certainly Rupert Grint who provided some of the best comedy moments, and Dame Eileen Atkins was a disappointment after her stellar performance in Psychoville. Some of the plot lines were predictable and could be seen coming, but in a way that added to the charm of the film. And it's always nice to see a proper British film as opposed to <more>