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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)



Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 207
Fresh: 122 | Rotten: 85

Although this action-romance suffers from weak writing and one too many explosions, the chemistry generated by onscreen couple Pitt and Jolie is palpable enough to make this a thoroughly enjoyable summer action flick.


Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 44
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 24

Although this action-romance suffers from weak writing and one too many explosions, the chemistry generated by onscreen couple Pitt and Jolie is palpable enough to make this a thoroughly enjoyable summer action flick.



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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.


Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Simon Kinberg

Nov 29, 2005


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All Critics (207) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (122) | Rotten (85) | DVD (48)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hardly qualify as a latter-day William Powell and Myrna Loy, but they handle the Nick and Nora Charles-style zingers with enough snap that you can generally tell they're zingers.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source:
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith works on almost every level and against all odds.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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The couple's dark, deadpan banter is amusing, particularly during a car chase in which they rapidly exchange some home truths. But there's a coldness to their characters that is never resolved.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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What sounds in principle like a pitch for a TV pilot instead plays like an old-fashioned romantic comedy with updated hardware.

September 26, 2005 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Have we lost our minds and souls so completely to celebrity worship that drivel like Mr. and Mrs. Smith can thrive and prosper?

June 23, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (3)
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Very good.

June 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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One of the most entertaining and most successful movie star pictures of its decade.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

The pretty onscreen union of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is the only thing "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" offers an audience beyond a relentlessly repetitive series of gunfights and car chases wherein so many bullets are fired that you feel like you're witnessing a

July 2, 2009 Full Review Source:

For a retread of "True Lies" I expected much more.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comments (2)
Cinema Crazed

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a playful film, sort of a War of the Roses by way of True Lies, and it never tries to preach or give its characters some crisis of conscience.

February 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CHUD

A sexy action romp with the impossibly beautiful Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mr and Mrs Smith is a sizzler.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

A jovial, half-smart domestic comedy in which domesticity itself is a joke.

August 25, 2008 Full Review Source:

If you're willing to believe your spouse when he tells you that the reason he's been staying out late at night is that he's a hitman, then Mr. & Mrs. Smith may be just the tongue-in-cheek thriller for you.

May 29, 2007 Full Review
Long Island Press

Simon Kinberg's script feels phoned in, while Doug Liman's direction, adept with the massive explosions which dot the film, utterly fails at generating any romantic magic.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A fun little action romp that will play well with the audience it is aiming for -- so long as they don't go in with any major expectations.

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

full review in Greek

October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Pitt and Jolie have chemistry to burn, and the film hits more often than it misses.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

The script is all beginning, with no middle and no end -- the action simply stops, and the credits roll.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

a near-perfect popcorn movie. See it, love it, then move right along, folks.

March 27, 2006 Full Review Source:

An infuratingly glib star vehicle that plays like Prizzi's Honor for morons.

December 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily
Fantastica Daily

What a fun movie!

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

The biggest screen orgasm of the year.

November 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

...the script runs out of fresh ideas fast and degenerates quickly.

November 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Audience Reviews for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

If you're curious about the film that broke up the biggest power couple of the nineties, then veer from this film. There may be one or two passionate embraces, but for the most part, this is a dispassionate and contrived film. The two lovebirds play a married couple in this film, though it's debatable about how well their chemistry works onscreen. Between the cluttered script, the lack of comedy, and the banal sex scenes that pile up whenever and wherever, this film faces a plethora of problems. It's trying to be a lot of different things and always seems to fail at what it's trying to be. This can be easily figured by the fact that the script was handled by several dozen people, and that many cooks in the kitchen isn't going to yield a good result. Most of the time it's trying to be a spy thriller, or at least I think that's what it's trying to accomplish with its implausible and invisible villains and over the top shootouts. Most of the time these scenes are underwhelming or simply staged incorrectly. This could be forgiven if there was a sufficient balance of action and comedy. The comedic sidekick to Brad Pitt's character is Vince Vaughan, who doesn't do anything but gibber away in the background and yell at his disembodied mother. Not even the premise seems to be clever, because there barely is one. The married couple take forever to figure out each other's secret, and the audience isn't even aware of it until twenty minutes in. Their squabbling is mostly pretty adolescence except for one huge fight scene that does lend to creative instincts. The ending is one big "screw you" to the audience, as there isn't even a climax to contend with. The only thing ending the film is a running joke, which certainly isn't funny at the very end. It's just sickening to watch something so shoddily put together, and which obviously made a lot of money thanks to people's curiosity about Brangelina.
September 3, 2013

Super Reviewer

The two stars' chemistry could possibly be the best of all-time, I guess now since they're really married in real life! But before their holy matrimony, this film brought the two together with bullets and bombs. Mr. & Mrs. Smith's cliched script and attempted humor is shrouded by the unbelievable chemistry of Jolie and Pitt. 4.5/5
July 27, 2012
Eugene Bernabe

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March 19, 2012

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Loads of charisma as Brad and Angelina play assassins ala James Bond who have happened to've married each other. Lots of action shootouts interspersed with quippy dialogue exchanges by the bickering but in love couple. Fun.
February 4, 2012

Super Reviewer

    1. John Smith: I was married before this.
    2. Jane Smith: What's her name and social security number?
    3. John Smith: You're not going to kill her.
    – Submitted by Josephine N (3 months ago)
    1. John Smith: Your aim is almost as bad you're cooking, sweetheart.
    – Submitted by Josephine N (3 months ago)
    1. Jane Smith: Happy endings are just stories that haven't finished yet.
    – Submitted by Josephine N (3 months ago)
    1. John Smith: Come on, honey. Come to daddy.
    2. Jane Smith: Who's your daddy now?
    – Submitted by Josephine N (3 months ago)
    1. Jane Smith: Happy endings are just stories that haven't finished yet.
    – Submitted by Dann M (2 years ago)
    1. John Smith: Chicken Shit!
    2. Jane Smith: Pussy!
    – Submitted by Taylor A (2 years ago)
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