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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast

James McAvoy
Morgan Freeman
Angelina Jolie
Common
Kristen Hager
Terence Stamp
Thomas Kretschmann
Directors
Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriters
Michael Brandt
Derek Haas
Chris Morgan
Running Time
109 minutes

Wanted
Super assassins spice up summer


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Wanted

Plot
Downtrodden office drone Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) is shaken out of his dull life by Fox (Jolie), a super-assassin who reveals that he is heir to the skills of a master hitman and has a predestined place in the Fraternity, a secret society who preserve civilisation through murder.


Verdict
Not as dark as its source material, Wanted works exceptionally on its own terms. McAvoy crashes the A-list, Jolie finally gets to be as big a star on screen as she has been in print, and Bekmambetov proves the most exciting action-oriented emigré since John Woo.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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