Wanted (Full Screen) (2008)

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality

Overview

Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, WANTED, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter.

Straying rather far from the WANTED comic's supervillain-centric premise, WANTED runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic NIGHT WATCH. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to manhunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed THE MATRIX before it, WANTED also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of "curving bullets." Though devotees of the WANTED comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Action/Adventure
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    110
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Keep Case
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - French
    DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
  • Release Date
    12/02/08
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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USA Today 06-27-2008 "Much of the entertainment value comes from jaw-dropping stunts and explosive action sequences, which are high-octane fun....Highly inventive..."
Total Film 12-01-2008 3 stars out of 5 -- "Relentlessly paced, the film barrels by like the express train Jolie bodysurfs..."
Los Angeles Times 06-27-2008 "WANTED has audacity to burn....Jolie is all wolf, kohl-eyed and coldblooded....The adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men."
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