R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an office worker whose life is going nowhere. After his estranged father is murdered, he meets Fox (Angelina Jolie), who recruits him into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins which takes its orders from Fate itself. Fox and Sloan (Morgan Freeman), the Fraternity's leader, teach Wesley to tap into dormant powers. Though he enjoys his newfound abilities, he begins to suspect that there is more to the Fraternity than meets the eye.

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Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Wanted (2008)

Release Date: June 27th, 2008|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Brutal, sexy, built to thrill and minus a scintilla of redeeming social value, the movie -- based on a series of comic books by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones -- explodes like summer fireworks. show more

  • Before Wanted reaches the end of its wild course, the violence that's been nothing but oppressive becomes genuinely if perversely impressive; the ritual carnage becomes balletic carnage (railroad cars included); the Walter Mitty-esque hero, Wesley, played by James McAvoy becomes a formidable enforcer of summary justice, and Mr. McAvoy, most memorably the young doctor in "The Last King of Scotland," becomes a certified star. show more

  • Wanted is head-spinning stuff, and it's easy to get caught up in its masterfully manipulated mayhem. Visually, and viscerally, it's pretty awesome. show more

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  • July 09, 2010 CassS62
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    This movie was AMAZING....the action was there, the intensity was there..the sexy was there....this movie was the Best...i recommend you see it

  • October 09, 2009 hockibabe
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    I LOVED this movie. Of course, I didn't like it the *first* time I seen it; I never do. Some movie's are like that with me, that's why I also make sure I see it more than once. Sometime's I'll see a movie at the show and then hate it when it comes to cable or dvd.......The action was SO cool & edgy in this movie & the director was phenomenal. James McAvoy was excellent as well. Those who complain about it being a comic book, well gee wiz hon, so was Batman...As much as I like Heath Ledger, he ONLY won it posthumously because he died...He won it because the "power's that be" were to cowardly to give him an award for Brokeback Mountain. I think the people that don't like this movie, really, just don't like Angelina Jolie. Yes, they are those sad, sad, pathetic people who are mad that Brad Pitt is with her. To those people complaining I say "What have YOU done lately?".......fans of the movie know what I'm talkin' bout.

  • June 29, 2009 srbgodsmack1992
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    "Hot. and better than The Dark Knight." This, ladies and gentleman with good movie taste, is why movies like Wanted and Indiana 4 are produced. Wanted is a terrible waste of money. Bending bullets? Is this a joke? Matrix is the only movie to this day that can pull off some type of bullet-modifying effect. Wanted was horrible, and is by far one of the most user-appraised overrated movies of this decade. People need to tune up their movie tastes so movie like Year One, Land of the Lost, and other stupid wannabe blockbusters can lose their ****** directors. That was a stupid comment about this being better than Dark Knight, you have absolutely no taste in a good movie. Enjoy a movie, but when it comes to rating them via story and analyzing the plot, please don't tell people that Wanted is better than the Dark Knight. No flippin' way. 1/5 stars - not worth seeing. Almost as bad as Indiana 4, but not really because Indiana kingdom of the directors-lost-talent is the worst movie of the century.

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