Year of Release: 2005
Director(s): Doug Liman
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"SEXY, FUNNY AND DEAD-ON."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie smolder in this sizzling action film from the director of The Bourne Identity. After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon - until the truth comes out! Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly paid assassins working for rival organizations. And when they discover they're each other's next target, their secret lives collide in a fun, explosive mix of wicked comedy, pent-up passion, nonstop action and high-tech weaponry that gives an all-new meaning to "'Till death do us part!"
A lot of people - both critics and movie-goers alike - have had some not-so-nice things to say about the movie. The dialogue has been, to put it lightly, called inane and the film has been accused of glorifying domestic violence. But really people, COME ON, this is an action movie. Of course the dialogue is going to be stupid and, yes, it glorifies violence, just like all action movies do. But it's about two professional assassins who, without knowing it, marry each other and are eventually assigned to kill each other. It's not like they're in an abusive relationship. Pitt's "Mr. Smith" is no wife beater, nor is he the victim of Jolie's "Mrs. Smith."
Seriously, people, if you can get over yourselves, you'll find that this is some really fun and completely mindless entertainment.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)