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James McAvoy
Morgan Freeman
Angelina Jolie
Kristen Hager
Terence Stamp
Thomas Kretschmann
Timur Bekmambetov
Michael Brandt
Derek Haas
Chris Morgan
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Super assassins spice up summer

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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.

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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