Victor Maynard (Nighy), a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa (Atkins), finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Blunt).He spares her life, and unexpectedly acquires an apprentice in the process, Tony (Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Everett).
At first glance, Wild Target appears to be a thoroughly British film due to the number of British stars. Blunt and Grint shine through next to Nighy, altogether creating a very funny trio.
Though it is credited with being a comedy, there are aspects which make it more of a drama and, sadly, made it drag.
However, the film did welcome some big laugh-out-loud moments, for example a cat spray painted pink! Anyone who did not laugh at that moment does not have a sense of humour!
The one thing that did annoy me was Martin Freeman’s teeth! The false teeth that he wore were very straight and blindingly white!