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Wanted - ITV

With the help of Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy learns his true destiny as a crack assassin

With the help of Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy learns his true destiny as a crack assassin.

McAvoy starts off as a bored office worker, but in this wild, edge-of-seat thrill ride he learns that his deceased dad worked for The Fraternity, a centuries-old society of trained killers, and now they want him on the payroll.

With all the beatings, killings and shootings, it's not exactly a refined comic-book adaptation, but it's an ultra-slick, non-stop barrage of thrills, spills and breathtakingly incredible effects, with characters making gravity-defying leaps between skyscrapers, guided bullets seeking their targets round corners and speeding cars being flipped over the top of any and every obstacle.

It's utterly preposterous and incredibly enjoyable - and McAvoy and Jolie make the most of their action-packed roles.