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July 30, 2020
Written and directed in a choppy and disjointed manner by Daniel Roby, Most Wanted ... is so hell-bent on making Victor [Malarek] look like the only hero ... that it cheapens the story by giving an unrealistic portrayal of the legal process.
July 26, 2020
"Most Wanted" is a decent film that's mostly undone by a lack of anything truly concrete to grab on to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2020
Most Wanted plays like an egregious copycat of tropes from Midnight Express and All the President's Men, but can't quite seem to convey the mood conjured in either of those films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 3, 2020
Olivier has said that if not for Victor Malarek, he may never have returned to Canada or be able to tell his side of the story. Unfortunately, none of these sentiments shine through in its visual representation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 22, 2020
Most Wanted is a film of dual protagonists that doesn't allow viewers to fully invest in either of them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 23, 2020
Most Wanted is not bad, per se, but whatever it is that makes a film along these line truly click and come alive, this one simply does not have it.
July 25, 2020
[Hartnett's] unconvincing performance amplifies many of the movie's worst tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 19, 2020
Too much zigging and zagging in the editorial room.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 24, 2020
... tries to coax tension by manipulating the narrative structure, although it doesn't conjure much incentive for emotional investment along the way.
July 24, 2020
This is one of the least-gripping crime thrillers that I could imagine. There's just too many story arcs going on at the same time and you don't feel terribly invested in the characters.
July 24, 2020
I just wish that the execution were up to the intent. An A for effort, C+ for execution.
September 3, 2021
If you like a good yarn about the importance of investigative journalism, you'll definitely enjoy this... Oh, and Jim Gaffigan is really scary. He should be the bad guy in everything.
July 30, 2020
Most Wanted isn't the most original movie you'll see this year, the story it tells is deeply distressing, and despite its '80s trappings, it feels relevant to our current moment, making for an absorbing watch.
July 21, 2020
On the heels of 2020's ripped-from-the-headlines facepalm, Run This Town, which dramatized former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's crack-smoking scandal, Target Number One offers a rebound for the Canucks as a true story done right.
September 24, 2020
Most Wanted pulls off a surprise that elicited a gasp from me about halfway through the film. It grabs your attention and makes the viewer more invested in how the rest of the story will play out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 5, 2020
It's a compelling, complex and captivating mystery thriller that makes use of all of the two-plus hour runtime that will be at the top of my 2020 film list.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 16, 2020
Much of the stuff with the investigation and dirty police feels wildly familiar to the point where it never really takes hold as a solid piece of drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2020
The plot is so crazy that it makes for entertaining viewing, even when the mise-en-scène and script occasionally let us down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2020
Most Wanted boasts some incredible performances from Hartnett, Pilon, and Gaffigan.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 22, 2020
Hartnett continues to carve out an impressive second stage of his career as a reliable character actor, while Olivier Pilon makes good on the promises made by Xavier Dolan's Mommy a few years back.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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