WILD TARGET (target; petits meurtes a l`anglaise) (2009 U.K. FRANCE) D: JONATHAN LYNN W: LUCINDA COXON P: MARTIN POPE/MICHAEL ROSE
Bill Nighy is a high-priced, mother-dominated, methodical and lonely assassin. He`s hired to kill mischievous kleptomaniac Emily Blunt after she rips gangster Rupert Everett off with a forgery of a self-portrait by Rembrandt. Predictably, he ends up protecting her instead. Rupert Grint (from the HARRY POTTER series) is along for the ride as an apprentice. Old-fashioned crime farce is a remake of a French movie from 1993 (when the ideas might have seemed fresher), has a few scattered laughs, but overall the high quirk factor is debilitating. With Eileen Atkins as the wheelchair-bound mother, Martin Freeman as a rival assassin (with very white teeth), Gregory Fisher, Rory Kinnear and Geoff Bell.

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