Wanted

Wanted
Wanted
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2008
Certified Fresh71%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Wesley’s (James McAvoy) life is over – his pathetic old one, anyway… Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes’s long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity in order to determine his own destiny.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh71%
Critics Consensus: Wanted is stylish, energetic popcorn fare with witty performances from Angelina Jolie (playing an expert assassin), James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman that help to distract from its absurdly over-the-top plot.
Reviews
Village Voice
Jim Ridley
Rotten

Bekmambetov's movie evaporates pretty quickly after it's consumed.

March 3, 2019
Film.com
Laremy Legel
Fresh

Wanted is too bloody, too over the top, too silly, and too special effects driven. It's also exces...

June 22, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Rotten

Bekmambetov made better films in Russia with far less money and more ideas.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

It's made for fans of films that really just want to see some great visuals, some amazing sequence...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Common Sense Says
Explosive action film is extremely violent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this over-the-top action film -- which stars Angelina Jolie and is based on a series of comic books, both of which will up its appeal with teens -- is loaded with extraordinarily explicit, extensive, stylized violence, including lots of bloody shootings, beatings, and more (blood and brain matter splatter are shown). The movie's style owes a debt to The Matrix, but it's much more graphic than that sci-fi epic. The film also suggests that the central character's transformation from corporate cog to killing machine is a positive thing to be admired. Also expect lots of swearing, some cigar smoking, and some pretty passionate scenes (including male and female rear nudity).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date:June 27, 2008
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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