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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Reviews

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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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.
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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
Mr. & Mrs. Smith works on almost every level and against all odds.
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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.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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?
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 13, 2005
Very good.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
June 11, 2005
It's a love story not for the faint of heart. In other words, it's a lot like marriage.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 11, 2005
A movie so in love with itself it hardly needs us at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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.'
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an awful movie with two very good-looking people in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 10, 2005
Pitt and Jolie make sexy sparring partners, but they can't lift this leaden material.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 10, 2005
It's not perfect. It's like a marriage.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
June 10, 2005
A cute little romantic comedy buried under enough overblown action, gaudy firepower and special effects to fill a Jerry Bruckheimer picture.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 10, 2005
It's a two-hour therapy session with lots of firepower. What a blast.
| Original Score: B+
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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.
| Original Score: C+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 10, 2005
A tart, tasty, occasionally overly brutal parable about modern marriage wrapped in an action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 10, 2005
A painfully incoherent action-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 9, 2005
Mr.& Mrs. Smith offers a witty look at matrimony and its day-to-day tribulations.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 9, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a beginning, but it lacks the always important middle and end.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 9, 2005
The movie is gleefully amoral, gleefully smug and gleefully chaotic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 9, 2005
The movie betrays its stars' allure by piling on the property damage and gratuitous slaughter.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 9, 2005
While the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars' thermonuclear screen chemistry.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 9, 2005
The movie as a whole seems lazy, little more than a rickety vehicle for a couple of best-selling brand names.
| Original Score: C
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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.
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David Denby
New Yorker
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.
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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
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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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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
May 31, 2005
Explosively funny.