Quirky enough to warrant a watch. Good cast who all did a reasonable job.
Watchable bringing a few smiles, it was entertaining enough to keep me interested.
A gentlemanly hit man who is about to retire has his life turned upside down by a young female thief. Sometimes amusing but largely uninspired and dull comedy crime drama.
Really do not get why so many reviewers below have rated this movie so highly - it is a really silly movie. Full of great actors but I found the story to be clunky. We turned it off before the end. I normally love Bill Nighy but he annoyed me in this flick.
Really good laugh. Very tongue in cheek look at assassins. Bill nighy is always worth watching.
If you're looking for a truly underrated action / comedy / romance - ADD THIS TO YOUR QUEUE NOW. Blessed with the likes of Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman, Rupert Everett and even Rupert Grint from those boy wizard movies nobody's heard of - this is one movie you'll wish you'd seen on the silver screen. Bill Nighy plays the role of an accomplished hitman - it's the family business in fact so he has to be good, right? Well his detached demeanour takes an overdue beating when he meets Emily Blunt. She's supposed to be his next hit, but after a genuine comedy of errors, he winds up protecting her and a hapless innocent bystander - the very languid Rupert Grint. Martin Freeman plays Nighy's nemesis or competition in the assassin trade with hilarious results. And Rupert Everett is the perfectly coiffed bad guy. Lots of very funny moments, sharply written scenes and even a tender love scene (!).
Love Bill Nighy, he makes most films watchable! Was a fun and entertaining move.
Amusing but rather trite.
time filler only
Fabulous British humour. I really enjoyed this. Probably not everyones cup of tea, but clever and slight jokes! Bill Nighy marvellous....
Whoops accidentally wrote my review for the movie Night Passage as my review for the movie Wild Target.
A return to old style comedy. Lots of sight gags. Not to everyone's liking I'm sure but we enjoyed it
Brilliant english comedy. Enjoyed every moment of it.
This is a light comedy Great for relaxing and having a laugh at silliness. Bill Nighy is wonderful as usual
The original French version was released on DVD recently. Having now seen both I have to say, that as much as I liked this version (I'm a fan of Bill Night and Rupert Everett ), the French one is better. The humour is far more subtle and there is better character (and plot) development. Stll, as a silly Brit romp, this is worth watching.
Professional assassin Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) is a middle-aged man proud of his family's tradition in the profession and is endlessly reminded of his heritage by his interfering mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins). He gets a contract to kill a very attractive young woman Rose (Emily Blunt) who sells fake versions of famous paintings for exorbitant sums. Victor is attracted to Rose and protects her against one of her victims who commissions two hit-men to pursue her. Victor gets rid of them and eventually marries Rose. This quite entertaining British crime thriller has a few comic and “stiff upper lip? moments which bring to mind the likes of “Get Carter” with Michael Caine and “Lock, stock and two smoking barrels” with Jason Statham. One interesting feature in the DVD includes commentaries by the director as well as producer on the film and by each actor on his/her character played in the film.
It’s an okay, fun British comedy. Not great but still entertaining.
if you are a fan of british humour than you will like this movie
A light fast, gentle black comedy with excellent acting, interesting plot and fun action. Beautiful British humour with semi clique characters make for a short entertaining film. I hired the film for my mother to watch and ended up watching it with her and having a most enjoyable time.
Feels low budget but has good moments
Different type of comedy but very enjoyable.
bit slow but was still entertaining
Not a bad movie, a bit slow at times but overall ok.
(Spoilers) Silly but fun. I do want to know exactly how old the leading man has to be to stop getting the girl. 80? If she were 75 I'd be quite happy, but 25? Same comment for red which is very much the same.
Not too bad Pommy humour, not really into Bill Nighy as such, but didn't mind
his subtle straight face humour in this one, as an assassin. Emily blunt who I
found a bit stupid at first, sort of grows on you, as a petty thief.The mother plays
a good diversion when it gets boring, and red head dude from Harry Potter, well,
still don't know what he was doing there. apprentice or not.
Bill Nighy as you've never seen him before! Quite funny and action packed and good for a giggle.
Great fun and clever. Lots of LOL moments and surprisingly Nighy and Blunt worked well together
better than expected. A nice lighthearted comedy
Great movie...lots of fun and a good mixture of characters. Very entertaining.
Clever, amusing, well staged with a good script. As usual with Bill N, you need to be in the right frame of mind. We had to stop it and watch later on when we were more relaxed, then enjoyed it very much. Emily Duff is excellent.
Waste of money and time watching this movie
Rather boring. The movie really needed to presuppose that Bill Nighy was a highly efficent hitman, but he was actually presented as rather inept.
A good mix of action and comedy.
Quirky British remake of a French film. The excellent cast did their best with the material that they were given.
A fun movie to watch. A decent, but not too amazing, story line. If you want an
enjoyable evening and a some laughs, then give this one a go! I was pleasantly
suprised when I got it out. It is better than it looks :)
Great to pass the time but nothing noteworthy. Parts played well by all.
A good little movie with plenty of laughs. I would watch this one again for entertainment value. In this not overly violent movie, Victor Maynard plays a tormented hitman wrapped in the exploration of his sexuality and who will receive his legacy. Much Better than I thought it was going to be, which is always a bonus.
Great comedy (of the dry wit variety)
This is my first review. I have to say something about this movie as it is one of the funniest movies we've seen in a long time. We will definitely be buying this one when we find it in the shops to watch again and again. It doesn't take itself too seriously. Some movies take a while to warm up, establish the storyline then get funny. This one surprised us in the first minute. Yes expect vioience and bad language - it is a comedy about an assassin. But the expletives are not used just to fill the script. Predictable? Maybe a little, but the hilarious journey taken to get to the end is well worth it. A couple of quotes from the movie "Come and see what happens when you don't clean your gun." and "Did you see that?", "See what?" We are still giggling about! Dark morbid humour... maybe, but very well done! Enjoy!
Very funny! Didn't think it would be a great movie but was very happily surprised - love english humour.
WILD TARGET - so rare, a funny movie, intelligently written and acted. I enjoyed it. Which is more than you can say about most of the movies out there. Bill Nighy was excellent as the hit man.
Bit boring and slow but had some good points.
A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.Inconsistent but it has its funny moments
A bit silly but definitely British flavoured fun
it's quite funny and witty, with quirky characters and plot, things you should expect in english comedy. very watchable, we enjoyed it.
British humour at its best. Wonderful cast of the usual funny poms, lovely to see emily blunt doing something different
an enjoyable British comedy with some great actors
If you are really bored then i would watch this show. Few interesting scenes and a little bit of humour but....
A great movie if you love British comedy, Bill Nighly is his usual brillant self as the stiff upper lip, very proper British gentleman dispite being a profesional hit man, Rupert Grint is his usual clumsy, bumbling character straight from Harry Potter, Rupert Everett not quiet up to his usual comic self as the wounded victim/baddy of the story and Emily Blunt is the lively, sexy, improper 'target' that everyone falls in love with. Not an exciting or high adventure story but a good, funny, sit back and enjoy British comedy.
This is a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable movie. Bill Nighy is his usual cool self with a light comedic touch and Rupert Graves, after hamming it up a bit settles into the role and gives a very creditable performance. Emily Blount demonstrates a versatility only previously hinted at and is very convincing as someone who is not always as she seems. The real treat for us was seeing Martin Freeman eke everything out of a role as a suave hit man with a crocodile smile - he was very funny.
A highly recommended movie, a lot of fun.
Quite possibly the most boring movie I have seen this century, do yourself a favour and watch paint dry before you get this stinker out.
Fantastic viewing with an amazing cast. This movie was unbelievably funny in the old slapstick way which they managed to pull off so well. I would watch this again. The casting was superb.
I am a huge Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt fan, but despite these wonderful actors this film was one of the most tedious I have watched in a long time... I can't quite understand it because the idea was there, the performers were there, the cinematography and set design were good, even some of the lines were quite good, but overall it lacked...well, EVERYTHING! Don't be fooled by the snappy trailer - this film is a straight to DVD royal flop.