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Killers (2010)

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 104
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 93

Dull, formulaic, and chemistry-free, Killers is an action/comedy that's largely bereft of thrills or laughs.

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Average Rating: 2.5/10
Critic Reviews: 21
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Dull, formulaic, and chemistry-free, Killers is an action/comedy that's largely bereft of thrills or laughs.

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While traveling with her parents in the French Riviera, Jen Kornfeldt meets the man of her dreams, the dashing, handsome Spencer Aimes. Three years later, she and Spencer are newlyweds living the ideal suburban life -- that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday when bullets start flying. Literally. It turns out Spencer never bothered to tell Jen he's also an international super-spy, and now Jen's perfect world has been turned upside down. Faced with the fact that her husband is a

Sep 7, 2010

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It's pretty much dead in the water as soon as a shirtless Kutcher tries to play suave and utters some terrible French in his first attempt to woo his co-star.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Kutcher and Heigl are unable to bring any warmth to what is at heart a bitter, cynical script. Just awful.

June 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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This should be and could be a really fun and entertaining, silly movie and it isn't.

June 14, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies | Comment (1)
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Killers is a lifeless romantic action comedy that might as well have been concocted in a broken beaker, given the paucity of chemistry between the lead actors.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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There is a potentially rich satirical situation there, as everyone in the couple's dull planned community turn out to be undercover killers. But whatever germ of an idea there is, it's quickly killed by witless writing and migraine-inducing direction.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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If you count the number of hairstyles Katherine Heigl wears in this dreary romcom-with-guns, the tally is likely to be four or five. Ashton Kutcher's facial expressions, one.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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A lazy script makes for a cheesy and predictable film that features two crummy performances from stars who are hard to dislike.

November 9, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

A ridiculous and lifeless comedy, this mess of a motion picture is trite and easily-forgettable.

December 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Robert Luketic's "Killers" takes a worn out premise and somehow manages to make it feel even more tired than before.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

A fluffy but harmless action comedy.

October 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Future Movies UK

Everything has a thrown-together feel, as the characters are tossed from romcom situations to action set-pieces and back again with no thought to applying any sort of grace notes to ease the transition.

October 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Robert Luketic's latest flick is a palette cleanser -- a flavourless sorbet if you will -- guaranteed to scrape the flavor of any recent enjoyable film from your sensory memory.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Bland spy rom-com mines violence, stereotypes for laughs.

September 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Perhaps some future social scientist will explain why the traditional romantic comedy transformed during the first decade of the 21st century into the screwball action-comedy, in which bonds of love are strengthened by gunplay, car chases and explosions.

August 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Neither action nor romance, Killers will please all those who see it for Kutcher, disappoint those in search of a story.

August 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

I was tested by Killers' gaping lack of a single distinguishing characteristic.

August 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

The murderously boring Killers firmly belongs in the dregs of the ever increasing number of rom-com-action movies.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

A concept masquerading as a full blown movie, in which the story is undercooked but the delivery is overdone

July 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The storyline and script lack credibility, but more than that, Robert Luketic's direction misses the light, crisp fun the situations require, leaving us saddled with a questionable tone in Nowhereland

July 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Heigl and Kutcher's romance has about as much crackle as a bowl of soggy Rice Bubbles.

July 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

Far from the knock out we hope for.

July 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

full review at Movies for the Masses

July 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

It's trying to be funny and it's trying to be cool but Killers doesn't quite get there.

July 28, 2010 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

A bloated mess that's not remotely funny -- or suspenseful.

July 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia
Empire Magazine Australasia

The script is ludicrously overcooked, with too much unnecessary exposition at the expense of laughs, while Heigl's habitual decision to play each role as a nostril-flaring, wild-eyed, squealing shrew is growing tiresome.

July 27, 2010 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Killers

Cute, no dept, but still fun as a movie like this can be.
January 20, 2012
Tomassgringo

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I don't like how they fast forwarded to when Kutcher and Heigl were already married. They cut out so much. Plus the lack of chemistry and idiocy of the actors made the film terrible. Kutcher is sooo cute though. It's worth watching for him.
October 16, 2011
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Jen: How weird is this going to get? Because some things you cannot unsee. 

"Perfect Husband. Perfect Target."

I'm a little shocked to say this, but I actually didn't hate Killers. Of the four Ashton Kutcher romantic comedies I have seen, Killers would have to be my favorite one. Not that that's saying too much, as all his other ones sucked and Killers isn't all that good either. It's not that I have anything against Kutcher; actually I don't hate him nearly as much as most. It's just that he stars in all these romantic comedies that at their core are the exact same thing. 

Aside from the first half hour; which was nearly unwatchable, I would say I enjoyed Killers somewhat. It was completely predictable and Katherine Heigl was much worse than the average romantic comedy leading lady, but it was watchable. And today when talking about romantic comedies, watchable means nearly a masterpiece. 

The story is okay and the action saved this movie. Ashton Kutcher plays a spy who gives it up to marry Jen. Three years down the line, a 20 million dollar bounty is put on his head. So him and his wife have a lot of people trying to kill him. So he has to come clean to his wife about the whole thing. Everything that happens outside of the action follows the same formula as any other unoriginal romantic comedy.

So, I'm not saying that I liked Killers, but I didn't dislike it either. It was for the most part a fun movie. Not nearly as excruciating to watch as What Happens In Vegas.
July 25, 2011
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Melvin White

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    1. Jen Kornfeldt: Really? You wanna poke mama bear right now, that seems like a *good* idea?
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Jen Kornfeldt: How weird is this going to get? Because some things you cannot unsee.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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