• Wanted (2008)


Release Date: June 27th, 2008

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2008

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.

Cast: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common , Kristen Hager, Marc Warren

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Stillking Films, Marc Platt Productions, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2000s , Father , Revenge , Murder , Brash ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 100
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    This over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

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Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing