DVD Review: Wild Target

She is out of control.

She is Rose (Emily Blunt) a quirky, beautiful thief who after duping some very rich people out of a painting finds herself a target for Victor Maynard's (Bill Nighy) next hit. Victor is quiet and withdrawn and lives only to please his mother. When he's not killing, he spends most of his days in his home (where everything is wrapped with plastic) learning French. When he encounters Rose, he notices right away that she's different from his other hits. When another hit man attempts to kill her first, he ends up protecting her and gaining a new apprentice in the innocent by-stander, Tony. (Rupert Grint) Victor's client isn't too pleased with him protecting his target. He leads Rose and Tony on to believing he's a private detective, and away they go.

The script to me felt all over the place. Blunt, Nighy and Grint dead-pan all their lines. Sentences end quickly, scenes change at a fast pace, it's almost like everyone in this film is a little ADD. All this randomness might make the film feel stupid, but instead I thought it felt sweet. I enjoyed the actors and their antics, no matter how weird it seemed to be. The soundtrack was catchy and was the perfect tone for the quirk in this film.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote" "This is Roger, The Parrot." - Victor (Bill Nighy)


  1. I really want to see this one. Thanks for the reminder!


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