Tom Sinclair
September 10, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Wanted

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
108 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/27/08
performer
Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie
director
Timur Bekmambetov
author
Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

This straightforward, satisfying thriller focuses on two women, a former cop from Texas and a hapless post-’60s revolutionary, who meet in prison after the cop is unjustly convicted in a drug bust. After a daring jailbreak (is there any other kind?), the pair team up to avenge the wrongs done against them. Wanted boasts impressively authentic detail (Wozencraft was an undercover narc). High art it ain’t, but Wozencraft’s plainspoken, richly populist style serves the material well, and the story moves faster than a speeding police car.

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