100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Brutal, sexy, built to thrill and minus a scintilla of redeeming social value, the movie -- based on a series of comic books by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones -- explodes like summer fireworks.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The way to enjoy this film is to put your logic on hold, along with any higher sensitivities that might be vulnerable and immerse yourself as if in a video game.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Best of all, there's a lot of Jolie, barrels blazing. The star's fearlessly sexy hauteur is unique in the biz today. And when she works it in Wanted, she kills, bullets optional.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Before Wanted reaches the end of its wild course, the violence that's been nothing but oppressive becomes genuinely if perversely impressive; the ritual carnage becomes balletic carnage (railroad cars included); the Walter Mitty-esque hero, Wesley, played by James McAvoy becomes a formidable enforcer of summary justice, and Mr. McAvoy, most memorably the young doctor in "The Last King of Scotland," becomes a certified star.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Preposterous, luridly entertaining.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wanted is head-spinning stuff, and it's easy to get caught up in its masterfully manipulated mayhem. Visually, and viscerally, it's pretty awesome.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The thrilling stunts and hyperkinetic action scenes are the undisputed stars of this surprisingly entertaining film.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's barely a frame that doesn't look stretched, smashed or otherwise harassed. Imagine "The Matrix" on speed, and you're halfway there.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Either a go-for-broke action movie or a sick, sick movie for a sick, sick public.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.