Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    One of the best comedy films I've ever seen. This is exactly the reason why I do not trust the CRITICS anymore. What they can be RUBBISH as in this case. I'd recommend this to friends in a heartbeat. Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    After seeing Wild Target, I checked the reviews to see who had similar takes on it and ... found that they were, at best, mildly positive about this movie, and way downhill from there. I saw this on Netflix, now a marginal source of decent content. Wild Target is not just "good enough" or even just good. It's a great mildly noir farce. Nighy is fabulous as a repressed hit man. Through his hilarious little facial expressions, we see him trying to bust out. The gorgeous Blunt, with her bedroom eyes, keeps us laughing while she enchants us, even if her character is occasionally overly silly (think gas station mini-mart scene). And Nighy's Mum's mordant delivery will have you howling. The plot is plenty good enough and we gladly give it some license. Even the score is just right and contributes seamlessly to the mood. This movie is grossly underrated. Don't hesitate. It delivers. Full Review »
  3. Dec 10, 2010
    The critics are so off base here, it caused me to sign up for an account with Metacritic and write my own review. I have been reading Metacritic for about two years and have never done this. Anyway, as I said, the critics are beyond wrong here. The three leads are hysterical. Nighy and Blunt are always good, but the big surprise is definitely Grint, who has great timing. The writing is inspired (with the exception of one scene where Nighy is talking to Grint in the bathtub, which does not fit in with the rest of the movie; hence the 9 instead of 10). As JosJos said, the supporting players are great too. I work at a movie theater that shows mostly limited release films. We were the only place in town showing this movie and despite no advertising whatsoever, the theater was close to full. Not to mention that the audience was laughing their asses off. Full Review »