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Wanted (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  27 June 2008 (USA)
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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.



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A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Their world. Her rules. His destiny. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,814,055 (UK) (27 June 2008)


$134,568,845 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the office at the end of the film a nameplate is visible on one of the cubicle walls. The nameplate reads "J.G Millar" which is a composite of writer Mark Millar and artist J.G. Jones, on whose comic the film is based. See more »


At the train station, a door leads to an elevator with a sign that says "An elevator with an operator" in Czech. The accented letters in "operator" are wrong. It was most likely translated on a computer without Central European fonts, a common mistake. See more »


[first lines]
Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »


Referenced in Psych: A Very Juliet Episode (2010) See more »


Spyat Ustalie Igrushki
Written by Ostrovskij Avraam Ilich
Lyrics by Petrova Zoja Alekseevna
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User Reviews

Wanted left me wanting.
18 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For the first half hour Wanted felt like a trailer.Adapted from a graphic novel the film never seems to settle,the actors seem ill at ease with the material and the impatience on the directors part leaves us with a messy hackneyed film of action set pieces and sci fi mumbo jumbo inbetween. The film tries far too hard to be cool which is a shame because im sure it could have been a better film if things would have just been done with a little less haste.James McAvoy,so convincing in Last King Of Scotland is hard to like in this role.Morgan Freeman seems totally non interested but to be fair hes given virtually nothing to do and just serves as filler between action scenes.Angelina Jolie is the real star of this film,she has astounding presence as an actress and suits the action genre,its just a shame we cant find a truly memorable action film for her to star in.In summary Wanted is a fast paced but legless action film that promises much but delivers very little.It leaves you wanting.

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