Most Wanted

critic Reviews

, 67% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Although it suffers in comparison to similar suspense thrillers, Most Wanted benefits from solid casting and a taut, intelligent storytelling approach.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Most Wanted runs a little long and a little ragged, but it's still a solid adaptation of a mind-boggling, true-life story.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    [Hartnett's] unconvincing performance amplifies many of the movie's worst tendencies.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Quick and pretty constant cutting between different threads of this story keep Most Wanted from feeling as long as it actually is, but it also keeps us from committing fully to any one story, all of which feel slightly underwritten.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Guy LodgeVariety
    Does its... job with proficient integrity, but as much inventiveness as you'd guess from that all-purpose placeholder of a title.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    The result is a three-pronged narrative that inventively plays with structure and time, allowing the natural dramatic tension of Malarek's international chase to nicely dovetail with Léger's ugly experiences in the criminal justice system.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    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.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jim JudyScreen It!
    The back and forth storytelling works to the film's advantage, as do the strong lead performances by Pilon and Hartnett. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Drugs, etc. - also Available)
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Been waiting for a good Josh Hartnett movie? This is it. He delivers and so does this "based on a true story" plot. Welcome back, Josh.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charles KoplinskiIllinois Times
    Gripping "Wanted" an unexpected tale of redemption.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Pamela PowellDaily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
    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.
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