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The Wedding Guest (2019)

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Critic Consensus: The Wedding Guest makes a compelling argument for Dev Patel as an actor worthy of diverse leading roles, even if the movie's less than the sum of its action thriller parts.

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This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi - as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, The Wedding Guest conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn and nothing is as it seems.

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The performances are perfectly solid and it always runs smoothly, but the film itself seems to take its leave of us with a shrug.

July 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Dev Patel is uncharacteristically icy and mournful as a hired kidnapper in "The Wedding Guest," but there's little in this flat thriller to warrant accepting its invitation.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

"The Wedding Guest" is a thriller without thrills.

March 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's too much of a sense of "missed opportunity" here.

March 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Like the best noirs, "The Wedding Guest" is an efficient crime thriller that clocks in at around 90 minutes. It's a B movie with style - the stuff that dreams are made of.

March 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[A] satisfyingly unpredictable meditation on female agency, in a culture in which women are too often treated as a man's possession.

March 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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