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  • Summary: John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has a secret: They are legendary assassins working for competing organizations. When the truth comes out, John and Jane end up in each other's cross-hairs. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 5 out of 41
  1. A kicky, twisted thrill ride, with enough laughs to leaven what can be read, at heart, as a metaphor for the modern marriage.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Jolie and Pitt project more than just body heat. They convey a multi-faceted attraction, toss off clever repartee and dazzle audiences with their seemingly natural connection. And that's worth watching.
  3. In the end, star charisma and Liman's style win us over and we relax into a sophisticated summertime diversion that is noticeably intended for adults.
  4. 63
    The problem with Mr. and Mrs. Smith is that it's really two movies in one. The first is a sly comedy/thriller worthy of Hitchcock, and the other is a big, noisy summer action flick.
  5. 50
    It's a perfect role for Jolie, whose seductive looks always seem to be concealing something dangerous, even predatory, and she brings out a looseness in Pitt, who fares much better in comedic roles than when playing things straight and stoic (i.e. Troy).
  6. Uneven, ineffective mash-up of sex comedy and artillery-heavy action.
  7. The film is glossy, but awful. Frenetic, but awful. Expensive, but awful. ... And awful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 177
  2. Negative: 64 out of 177
  1. HishamI.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Watched this movie and I thing it is great!!!
  2. Jan 17, 2011
    9
    This movie isn't going to change your life but that wasn't it's purpose. Sit back and watch two actors at the height of their powers have someThis movie isn't going to change your life but that wasn't it's purpose. Sit back and watch two actors at the height of their powers have some fun, blow off some steam and bring us along for the ride. A movie with the rare gift of allowing multiple viewings without a thought of boredom creeping in (see also MI3). A classic in the vein of 1950s comedies/action pictures. ENJOY Expand
  3. WallyS.
    Dec 8, 2005
    8
    The best thing about this movie is the chemistry between Jolie and Pitt, they are stylish and make the material so elegant that the over The best thing about this movie is the chemistry between Jolie and Pitt, they are stylish and make the material so elegant that the over exagerated plot only seems entertaining, and the climax is just wonderfully surprising. Expand
  4. ChadS.
    Sep 19, 2005
    6
    In the first big action set-piece, couldn't the screenwriter find a less convoluted way for both parties to kill each other? For In the first big action set-piece, couldn't the screenwriter find a less convoluted way for both parties to kill each other? For symbolism's sake, sure, an all-out war in their own home makes sense. But, for crying out loud, they both drive back home to do it. All of sudden, the assasins adopt a moral code of ethics, something akin to the Old West, in which both parties have an equal chance to blow each other away. Why do they have to go back home for weapons? But stuff gets blown up, so nobody cares, right? Well, sort of. "Mr and Mrs. Smith" is a good film, that is, if you conceed the art of screenwriting, and champion spectacle over a coherent narrative. Expand
  5. KoRW.
    Nov 13, 2005
    4
    Rather boring and the plot isn't very good - they dragged everything out a bit much.
  6. CharlesRB.
    Jan 8, 2006
    2
    Started out as "cool", and then went to "childish".
  7. JohnnyB
    Sep 7, 2005
    0
    I guess when you walk out of a movie theatre half way through its bad? right?

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