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Wanted (2008)




Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date

June 27, 2008


Universal Pictures

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Timur Bekmambetov


Marc E. Platt, Jason Netter, Jim Lemley, Iain Smith


Chris Morgan, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Dean Georgaris



Based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series and helmed by the stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov-creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the "Night Watch" series-"Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson.

25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disenganged slacker would amount to anything. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut.

Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).

After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lighting-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.

With wickedly brilliant tutors-including the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman)-Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.

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Angelina Jolie as Fox in Universal Pictures' Wanted (2008)
Angelina Jolie as Fox and James McAvoy as Wesley in Universal Pictures' Wanted (2008)

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“..highly inventive..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..slick, stylish and super-violent..”
by Maitland McDonagh [TV Guide]
“..one of the most empty-headed but visually impressive films..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]