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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Reviews

October 18, 2008
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.
May 12, 2006
Mr. & Mrs. Smith works on almost every level and against all odds.
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.
September 26, 2005
What sounds in principle like a pitch for a TV pilot instead plays like an old-fashioned romantic comedy with updated hardware.
June 23, 2005
Have we lost our minds and souls so completely to celebrity worship that drivel like Mr. and Mrs. Smith can thrive and prosper?
June 13, 2005
Very good.
June 11, 2005
It's a love story not for the faint of heart. In other words, it's a lot like marriage.
June 11, 2005
A movie so in love with itself it hardly needs us at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
June 11, 2005
Who knows what went on behind the screen between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but what's on the screen is extremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2005
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie look like they had a terrific time making Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- but I certainly didn't have a good time watching it. Neither, I suspect, will many of you.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith will prove a long, hard slog for filmgoers who don't think that simply gazing at Pitt and Jolie constitutes a fun night out.
June 10, 2005
Essentially, Mr. & Mrs. Smith exists for the purpose of showing off the gorgeous faces and physiques of its two stars, and for giving its audience the dubious pleasure of watching them beat each other up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
A high-gloss, high-caliber domestic squabble, a lip-lock and load romance that might just as easily have been called 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith & Wesson.'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an awful movie with two very good-looking people in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2005
Pitt and Jolie make sexy sparring partners, but they can't lift this leaden material.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
It's not perfect. It's like a marriage.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2005
Their much-hyped kiss-kiss, bang-bang movie is an expensive time-waster, full of slow-motion explosions and big-scene payoffs that turn out to be duds.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 10, 2005
There's no real kick to all the wanton destruction, no sense of real thrill or peril, because the movie, which was written by Simon Kinberg (and rewritten, and then rewritten some more during production) chickens out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
A cute little romantic comedy buried under enough overblown action, gaudy firepower and special effects to fill a Jerry Bruckheimer picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith proves that what seemed to be a darkly funny primer on the state of marriage is really a romantic comedy in disguise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
It's a two-hour therapy session with lots of firepower. What a blast.
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2005
While Pitt and Jolie create chemistry, the rest of the movie works itself into a near-frenzy, blasting away at . . . well . . . nearly everything.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 10, 2005
A tart, tasty, occasionally overly brutal parable about modern marriage wrapped in an action flick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
A painfully incoherent action-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
June 9, 2005
A kicky, twisted thrill ride, with enough laughs to leaven what can be read, at heart, as a metaphor for the modern marriage.
June 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2005
What makes the movie work is that Pitt and Jolie have fun together on the screen, and they're able to find a rhythm that allows them to be understated and amused even during the most alarming developments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2005
Mr.& Mrs. Smith offers a witty look at matrimony and its day-to-day tribulations.
June 9, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a beginning, but it lacks the always important middle and end.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
June 9, 2005
The movie is gleefully amoral, gleefully smug and gleefully chaotic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 9, 2005
No matter how dashing the two leads -- even as they get bloodied, blackened and battered around -- they're not dashing enough to keep Mr. & Mrs. Smith from feeling interminable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2005
A rousing, sexy romantic comedy about a pair of undercover assassins who spice up their marriage when they get in each other's cross hairs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2005
The movie betrays its stars' allure by piling on the property damage and gratuitous slaughter.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2005
While the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars' thermonuclear screen chemistry.
June 9, 2005
The movie as a whole seems lazy, little more than a rickety vehicle for a couple of best-selling brand names.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 8, 2005
The movie revels in its bemused overkill, which is fun for a while before it grows wearisome, but there's no denying that the mutual hostility looks good on the two stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 7, 2005
A braver movie would have seen the couple's standoff through to its logical conclusion -- the eventual insistence on happily ever after seems more than a little weaselly.
June 6, 2005
When you see this movie, you can understand why the rest of the world thinks Americans are crazy. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are both assassins who work for rival 'companies.' We're not supposed to ask whom they kill or why.
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
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.
May 31, 2005
Explosively funny.