Wild Target

June 18th, 2010


Wild Target

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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.8/10 (13,620 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.

Writers: Lucinda Coxon, Pierre Salvadori

Bill Nighy - Victor Maynard
Emily Blunt - Rose
Rupert Grint - Tony
Rupert Everett - Ferguson
Eileen Atkins - Louisa Maynard
Martin Freeman - Hector Dixon
Gregor Fisher - Mike
Geoff Bell - Fabian
Rory Kinnear - Gerry Bailey
Duncan Duff - Jeweller
Graham Seed - Appraiser
James O'Donnell - Barney (as James O'Dee)
George Rainsford - Waiter
Alexis Rodney - First Hotel Receptionist
Sia Berkeley - Smart Hotel Receptionist

Taglines: They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 18 June 2010

Filming Locations: Isle of Man

Box Office Details

Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £282,498 (UK) (20 June 2010) (388 Screens)

Gross: $117,190 (USA) (12 December 2010)

Technical Specs


Continuity: (At 08:20) When Rose first goes into the restoration department of the museum she startles Gerry and he flinches, leaving a dab of paint on the left-hand side of the man's forehead just below the hairline of the painting he is working on. In the next camera angle he seen removing the dab with a cotton tipped stick from the right-hand side and there is no paint mark on the left side.

Victor Maynard: Tony, come and see what happens if you don't clean your gun.

User Review

Brilliantly Funny

Rating: 10/10

Well, in contrast to the first review, i felt that this was a hilariously funny attribute to the British film industry. With continuous amusing modern slap stick humour throughout.

I had been looking forward to the release of this film for a while, and it was far better than i had ever expected. The cinema was packed and everyone was laughing throughout the entire film, which in my experience is very rare.

There is an incredible cast containing many well known British actors/ actresses, overall a must see film.

Looking forward to the DVD release. Thank you. x


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