Mr. & Mrs. Smith Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 5, 2005
The problem with Mr. and Mrs. Smith is that it's really two movies in one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 14, 2005
Substitutes gadgets, explosions and trashy double entendres for genuine sophistication.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 8, 2005
So maybe the tabloid-crashing Pitt-Jolie friendship emerged out of the shared torture of having endured Simon Kinberg's script
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 9, 2005
Whispery and low-key, it tries for the breeziness of the Cary Grant/Grace Kelly caper, To Catch a Thief, but is so smugly pleased with itself it can't be bothered to make actual jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 8, 2005
Less like therapy and more like good ol' fashioned domestic -- and audience -- abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald
June 24, 2005
It was precisely at the 70-minute mark, where Brad Pitt is repeatedly kicking Angelina Jolie in the stomach, that I figured, no. Stop hoping.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 31, 2005
The sheer weight and volume of mayhem toward the end is numbing and meaningless, and two hours is a good 25 minutes more than such a frail conceit can sustain.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 9, 2005
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star as married assassins who try to kill each other in a genre hybrid that combines comedy and action to awkward effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The script is all beginning, with no middle and no end -- the action simply stops, and the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 10, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an action comedy for suburban women that's as toothless as a newborn, and nearly as stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 2, 2009
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
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 11, 2005
The studio must have reasoned that Jolie and Brad Pitt are movie stars, so anything they do would be seen as fun and attractive -- and what could be more fun and attractive than their trying to kill each other and just about everybody else in the movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Simmons
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
For a retread of "True Lies" I expected much more.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
June 10, 2005
With no glint of interpersonal chemistry, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is sent off to hobble on crutches of weak one-liners and weaker shoot'em up scenes.
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
June 28, 2005
If violence is truly the only way to resurrect matrimonial bliss then perhaps we should seriously consider a constitutional amendment banning heterosexual marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 10, 2005
A wearisome hybrid of action drama and romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
June 10, 2005
Exasperatingly senseless, silly thriller weighed down with absurd action and overblown violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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