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

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

By Ty Burr
Preposterous, luridly entertaining.
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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...
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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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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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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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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...


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


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...

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...


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


By parodgers88
This movie looks TIGHT!!! I love Angelina and I love Morgan, so I definitely will see this one!...

More Info

Rated R | For strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Explosive action film is extremely violent.
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