Excerpt: Equipment used for review: Sharp LC-46SB57UN 46" 120Hz 1080p LCD (24fps), Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Receiver, Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1, & LG BH200 Super Blu Cast/Crew Info: Bill Nighy as Victor Maynard Emily Blunt as Rose Rupert Grint as Tony Rupert Everett as Ferguson Eileen Atkins as Louisa Maynard Martin...
Excerpt: A good comedy about an assassination gone wrong, with a very likable and funny cast. Video transfer was consistently strong, with quite a few moments that just dazzled. Audio was again very good, although most of the sound is dialogue. Worth a rental or a blind buy for the right price.
Summary: What can I add to a great British comedy more than other's reviews? Well, it was fresh, fun, a touch of sexiness and simply fun. (I said it twice?) We were 11 and if we were in US, I think we could file for a 3rd grade murder by suffocation!
My 336th Review: Excellent remake - and the funniest movie in its genre since Shooting Fish
27 August 2010
Summary: For those who haven't seen Ciblé Émovante from 1993 do. But Wild Target is seriously a tremendous remake. Very very funny and just plain good fun - this harks back to the golden age of British comedies, sidesteps (in the main) Guy Ritchie and goes for that same vibe that Shooting Fish had.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought it was very entertaining. True, there were only a few laugh-out-loud moments, but it kept me chuckling away for most of the 90-odd minutes. I thought Bill Nighy's performance was spot-on and Eileen Atkins' role gave her plenty of scope for comedy moments.
Summary: Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) is a 50-odd, fastidious, austere hit-man. He is commissioned to kill Rose (Emily Blunt) who has just conned art collector Ferguson (Rupert Everett) with a forged painting.
Summary: I ended up seeing this title in one of those frustrating moments where my main choice of feature was either on at the wrong time, had not even been released yet or my friends just flatly did not want to see the same things as I, and so we ended up going to Wild Target as an inoffensive compromise.
Summary: If your taste is really obvious commercial and/or big budget comedies then this might not be for you but if you have a soft spot for classic British comedies that are a bit quirky, don't try to hard then this should definitely be up your street.
Summary: While others seem to have found the film a letdown, I found it quite the opposite, expecting it to be an overly quirky and trying too hard to be different, a flaw with many smaller British and independent film today. Wild Target stuck to old formulas.