Wanted (2008) Synopsis
25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) meets a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie) and discovers his destiny.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

64
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Preposterous, luridly entertaining.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The thrilling stunts and hyperkinetic action scenes are the undisputed stars of this surprisingly entertaining film.
Full Review
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.
Full Review
50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Either a go-for-broke action movie or a sick, sick movie for a sick, sick public.
Full Review

great special effects and action sequences!!

By mcnano
u might not like the plot but everything else was top notch!! its a great movie if u love action packed films!! i love love loved it not so much the storyline but the action, the special effects, the...

WANTED? You bet!

By CrazyMama4691
My 16-year-old son and my 44-year-old self just got back from the 12:00 am viewing. The movie is fantastic! After wasting my money on Zohan, yawning through Get Smart, I was ready to see a SUMMER...

Curvy Bullets!

By eyeful
So, the thing about action movies... They have to deliver in "new and exciting" ways. Well, Wanted definitely showed up with the goods! Yes, the bullet-time effects were a little Matrixy and the...

Next Best Bad*** Movie!

By stephstero
This movie was a little different than what I originally thought, but it was a FANTASTIC movie. It was sarcastic, and fresh, with a fast paced plot. The script writing was absolutely...

wow

By cristoval
this movie looks greatcant wait to see it...

YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE!!

By Natty Light
I just got to see Wanted on a sneak peek and i can't wait to see it again!! If you like, The Matrix, Fight Club, Kill Bill, this one will rank up there with those. Yeah i said it! Do yourself a...

who killed the killer?

By AmpersandZer0
Love the comics, have all of them signed by J.G. the only thing i can really say is they should have stayed closer to the source material. It looks like a travesty to the comic but im going to see...

MY FAVORITE MOVIE I HAVE SEEN SO FAR!!!!

By xxkarmaxx
Ok this is my favorite movie I have seen so far. It was awesome and i enjoyed it. Wanted kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. One showtime was sold out for this movie. Also the theater was...

Great summer action flick

By sazeeroadster
I enjoyed the premise of the movie, that of a ordinary Joe who is sick of his life and feels like a nothing discovering he has a great hidden talent inherited from a father he never knew. The action...

sqs

By austin55
i soo want to see this movie but i cant i am only 8 years old...

More Info

Rated R | For strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Explosive action film is extremely violent.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF