Wild Target

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews – Wild Target


“Opposite them those two proven actors [proven as in known-as-great], the acting of Rupert Grint, whose character is a joke of its own, comfort us in our belief that the well-known role as Harry Potter’s buddy is far from proving to be the only “arrow he has on his arch” [metaphor, kinda “it’s not the only thing he can do”]. Without a doubt, the interpreter of Ron Weasley won’t have problems to be back [on screen] after the saga – meanwhile we are awaiting with interest his trash teen film Cherrybomb.”

Films actu (Translated By Karo)


“Nighy veers ever-so-slightly away from his usual type for this role and holds the film together effortlessly, while Blunt and Grint provide solid comical performances alongside him. All three are charming and cute.”

Contact Music


“The two leads are ably assisted by the rest of the cast, it’s good to see Grint breaking out of the Ron role, and for female fans you get to see a little more of Rupert than usual.”

Screenjabber


“Grint fans will relish the scenes, and there are quite a few, where he is seen without a top….Grint proves he is more than Harry Potter’s trusty sidekick Ron Weasley.”

Coventry TelegraphChester Chronicle and Yorkshire Post


“Rupert is definite memorable in this part. In fact, he more than holds his own amongst this seasoned cast.”

ITV This Morning (video)


“But there’s sterling comic work by Nighy and Harry Potter’s sidekick Rupert Grint proves he can do better than simply waving his wand.”

Daily Star


“Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint may seem an unlikely trio, but they‘re on great dysfunctional form in this breezy, enjoyable British comedy.”

“Grint shows his adeptness for comic timing…”

My Movies Net


“The performances are good, Grint in particular, is trying incredibly hard to shed the Potter association…”

The Movie Bit


“Contrastingly, Rupert Grint – showing us that he is more than just Ron Weasley – tends to be more outright comedic, filling in the role of comic relief, not that the film needs it, as it is hilarious anyway… and there is also a strong chemistry between Night and Grint, in the form of a father-son style dynamic. In fact, the unorthodox and offbeat family dynamic that develops between all three of the film’s leads works excellently, and it is because of these strong connections between the characters that much of the humour has as much impact as it does…”

Battle Royal With Cheese


“It’s nice to see Rupert Grint perform well in a role other than that of Ron Weasley, and it’s clear that he’s got a career ahead of him.”

Best for Film


“Nighy veers ever-so-slightly away from his usual type for this role and holds the film together effortlessly, while Blunt and Grint provide solid comical performances alongside him. All three are charming and cute…”

Shadows On The Wall


“Rupert Grint’s first truly non-Potter film goes off with aplomb, and it’s easy to separate him from the affable ginger we’ve become accustomed to. He’s only one of a whole list of crazy characters whom it’s easy to fall in love with.”

Echo Blog


“Rupert Grint shows that he has grown up and is not just a wizard anymore.”

Suite 101


“Grint proves he is more than just Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley.”

Yorkshire Post


“Grint is likeable as his apprentice but the mentor/pupil, surrogate father/son relationship between them is a bit under developed.”

Close-Up Film


“Rupert Grint prove that there is a life after Harry Potter.”

Excessif (Originally in French – translated by Anna)


“Rupert Grint, the Ron of Harry Potter saga – The redhead most known of the planet-, is impecable in his role of the novice and flabbergasted hit man, his very first big Muggle role.”

Telerama (Originally in French – translated by Anna)


“Rupert grint in a young lunar apprenice, whose personnality assert itself more and more.”

Ecranlarge (In French – translated by Anna)


“Grint is hilarious as Tony, who is amazed every single time he manages to perform some sort of unbelievable feat without even meaning to. …

Grint is hilarious…

As much as I’m sad to see one of the great franchises, Harry Potter (with the exception of the first two films, which sucked, rot in hell, Chris Columbus) come to a close, it’s really nice to see Rupert Grint free to work on other projects…

I watched “Cherrybomb” recently and Grint was surprisingly funny, intelligent and deep as the British answer to Michael Cera or Jason Biggs, but with just a bit more going on upstairs…

If nothing else, you’ll see the wonderful comedic potential Rupert Grint has when at last Ron Weasley is behind him.”

The Resident Film Snob


“The strong cast volleys physical and verbal comedy like pro athletes, with an especially funny Grint smoking pot and shedding his clothes — and proving he’s good enough to play more than just Harry’s goofy pal.”

US Magazine.com


“[Victor] saves her from a competing hit team, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony, played as a loveable buffoon by Rupert Grint, with that wonderfully sparky aura he’s perfected as Ron Weasly in Harry Potter.”

ABC.Net


“This trio of vivacious actors — Night, Blunt, and Grint — always seem to pop off the screen no matter what movies they’re gallivanting through, but here, together, they have a lively synergy, playing off one another to deeply hilarious, and sometimes weirdly poignant, affect. Wild Target would be worth seeing for them alone, even if the rest of it weren’t so clever.”

FlickFilosopher.com


Year in Review: The Best Films You Didn’t See in 2010
9. Wild Target
Unfairly maligned by critics, Jonathan Lynn’s hitman-satire starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint is a perfectly-pitched, mannered black comedy with an appealing blend of broad, visual humor and oddball interplay between its leads. It’s not illuminating or intellectually stimulating, just great old-fashioned comic fun.

FilmSchoolRejects.com


“Nighy, Blunt and Grint are all talented comedic actors with loads of charm; … Rupert Grint lends his signature good-natured screen presence to Tony, a kid who likes to smoke while taking long baths, but doesn’t do very much else. Affable, eager to please and more than a little dumb, Tony provides many funny moments (mostly when bickering with Rose, exasperating father figure Victor), but the role is not much of a stretch from Grint’s work as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise.”

Film Fracture


“Nighy, Blunt and Grint work spectacularly together. … For me personally, this film confirms my long held belief that Rupert Grint has a bright future in comedy. His performance as the eager, innocent and ever so slightly childish Tony is a joy to watch.”

The Dark Lord’s Domain


“As for Grint, Wild Target is the first non-Harry Potter film that really shows he’s got something more to offer than waving a wand around and playing Harry’s best buddy. It’s just too bad Lynn completely misses the opportunity to put such impressive talent to use.”

Shock Ya


“Rupert Grint and Martin Freeman show that they are far more than ‘Harry Potter’s’ bitch-boy Ron Weasley and Tim from ‘The Office’, both putting in strong performances distinct from their most lauded roles.”

Obsessed With Film


“Leading the talented cast of supporting players is Rupert Grint, who breaks out of his Ron Weasley role in the Harry Potter franchise by playing a bloke shown nude and smoking blunts.”

OC Weekly


“the Hogwarts honoured graduate Rupert Grint also provides a solid performance as a bootless and goofy young guy.”

Crienglish.com


“It’s nice to see Rupert Grint perform well in a role other than that of Ron Weasley, and it’s clear that he’s got a career ahead of him.”

Best Of Film


“Long known for playing the affable Ron Weasley, Grint hits all the right notes as a likable, goofy guy who is groomed by Nighy as a potential shooter.”

Hollywood News


“Rupert Grint is extremely natural in this movie, he does not struggle with the role, I really enjoyed his performance.”

Review Stream


“Even with Nighy’s deadpan fussiness, Blunt’s playful sex appeal and Grint’s endearing naiveté, the regrettably mild “Wild Target” misses every mark”

Metromix


“Rupert Grint is, equally, fantastic. He’s been given a similarly bumbling skin to step into as he’s been filling as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, but it’s obvious he has plenty more scope up his sleeve. He’s a loping, vague slacker whose bright-eyed optimism makes him very hard not to like.”

The Vine


“Credit the droll, deadpan skill of Bill Nighy (“Pirate Radio”), Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada”) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the “Harry Potter” franchise) for making the ironic zaniness and confusing sexual ambivalence work as well as it does.”

Arizona Reporter


“This trio of vivacious actors — Night, Blunt, and Grint — always seem to pop off the screen no matter what movies they’re gallivanting through, but here, together, they have a lively synergy, playing off one another to deeply hilarious, and sometimes weirdly poignant, affect.”

FlickFilosopher.com


“Grint makes a game effort at breaking away from Ron Weasley”

The Clog


“Nighy’s deadpan calm and Grint’s goofball expressions help a bit”

The Salt Lake Tribune


“And Grint is the straight man – which isn’t that easy when you’re in a bubble bath and just may have been propositioned by a guy.”

Philly.com


“Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint offer good solid support – Blunt’s Rose is a mischievous impish thief who doesn’t realize until too late the trouble she’s in. And Grint brings a bit of humanity to the orphan who’s taken under Victor’s wing.”

TVNZ


You can’t help but fall in love with Blunt, and Grint will steal the show as he makes you totally forget that he’s Ron Weasley.

ksl.com


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