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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie smolder in one of the most anticipated, sizzling action films ever made. After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon?until the truth comes out! Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly paid assassins working for rival organizations. And when they discover they're each other's next target, their secret lives collide in a spicy, explosive mix of wicked comedy, pent-up passion, nonstop action and high-tech weaponry that gives an all-new meaning to "Till death do us part!"
Released amidst rumors of romance between costars Angelina Jolie and soon-to-be-divorced Brad Pitt, Mr. and Mrs. Smith offers automatic weapons and high explosives as the cure for marital boredom. The premise of this exhausting action-comedy (no relation to the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock comedy starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery) is that the unhappily married Smiths (Pitt and Jolie) will improve their relationship once they discover their mutually-hidden identities as world-class assassins, but things get complicated when their secret-agency bosses order them to rub each other out. There's plenty of amusing banter in the otherwise disposable screenplay by Simon Kinberg (xXx: State of the Union, Fantastic Four), and director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) gives Pitt and Jolie a slick, glossy superstar showcase that's innocuous but certainly never boring. It could've been better, but as an action-packed summer confection, Mr. and Mrs. Smith kills two hours in high style. --Jeff Shannon
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Very well done and quite suspenseful. Story line was believable and fast moving. Most enjoyable. Jolie, ...more info
- Even better the second time!!
I hadn't seen Mr. and Mrs. Smith since it was in the movie theater. I liked it but only remembered a lot of action and things blowing up. For some reason, I decided to buy it now...and was glad I waited since it says it's a collector's edition.
Watching the movie again on my own tv, there were so many parts I had forgotten. I understood more of it and liked it a lot! As crazy as their life was together,once they found out the truth about each other,I think they got along better and saw each other in a totally different way. Their chemistry was amazing...just one look and you could sense it.
In my opinion, the excitement of their lives and their likes beats any romance. ...more info
- Not what I expected
I received this video and it looked okay. No visible scratches on the back or anything recognizably wrong. However, there are spots in the dvd that will pause and not play without skipping the scene. This was very disappointing because the seller said it was fine. I hoped that they would have been able to tell me if there were any issues with it. Oh well....more info
- Mediocrity Defined
This is a very overrated movie containing a ridiculous plot and poor casting.
First, the plot (warning - contains spoilers):
The premise is beyond ludicrous. It starts off with a married couple (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) in marriage counseling due to a lack of sizzle their relationship. They have been married for 5-6 years.
As the story unfolds, one learns that they are both assassins working for rival government agencies. During their entire relationship, they have never figured out what each other does for a living in spite of the fact that when they met in Bogota, Columbia, the future Mrs. Smith was currently involved in an assassination and being sought by the police. For such skillful killers, they certainly lack situational awareness. Later on in the show, they end up targeting each other and fail to have any success (depite apparently having the combat skills of Rambo and the Steven Seagal characters combined).
Second, the casting:
Having a pretty boy like Brad Pitt and a prissy actress like Angelina Jolie in the roles of highly skilled assassins is pretty weak.
Overall, this is a predictable movie with a lot of weaknesses. Not recommended....more info
This is one of my favorite comedy/action movies! I thought it was hilarious and I liked the brad/angelina pair A LOT! They are great together(even in real life)..great movie!...more info
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith Movie
This movie is entertaining and a good watch the first time. I bought it because I enjoyed it so much in theaters, but the second time all the suspense was gone, so definitely not a movie you can enjoy over and over again....more info
- For a good time...
Check this movie out. It's not one of those deep, inspirational movies that will make you think. This movie is just a simple, fun, action packed movie to sit and enjoy.
It has the right mix of action, comedy, and the bit of romance that is shown and needed to enhance the story. The main characters are portrayed by two people that seem to fit those characters perfectly (Pitt, Jolie) and the small role played by Vince Vaughn is just pure comedy relief at the perfect moments.
I recommend this movie for just the pure fun time it is. Yes it can seem slightly boring and drag on at times, but what movie doesn't? ...more info
- LOVE IT
I LOVE this movie!!!!this movie has everything. Action,comedy & drama. Mr. & Mrs. Smith is about Mr. Smith played by Brad Pitt and Mrs. Smith played by Angelina Jolie so Mr. & Mrs. Smith are married. Neither one knows what the other really does for a living until they are both hired to the same Job. As both of them go after the same guy, they both discover that they work in the same kind of job. Now if i say any more you will find out what happens. if you want to know how it ends GET the movie.........more info
- A Guilty Pleasure
I hate to say it but `Mr. & Mrs. Smith' was entertaining, to a point.
The sheer fact that anything involving Brad Pitt or and Angelina Jolie could be remotely watchable is in itself a great achievement. I cannot think of a couple on earth I hate more. OK maybe Benifer.
With decent editing, lighting and cameras which stay in focus, `Mr. & Mrs. Smith' far surpasses most films of the year.
Although the actors are pathetic, the plot is intriguing. Married assassins target each other. The first 30 minutes are a poorly edited hodgepodge of flashbacks intended to set the premise of a yuppie couple each working as assassins without the other one knowing, but which leave us totally confused. If not for the trailer's synopsis we would have no idea what the hell is going on.
The plot does start to take off when Pitt and Jolie's rival agencies target each other. This provides us with an amusing and exciting series of scenes with the two arguing while trying to blow each up via, RPGs, machine pistols, and vehicle chases.
Ultimately Pitt and Jolie Team up to take a stand against their shadow agencies. Nothing is explained as to why these intelligence franchises which put 007's Royal Navy and CTU to shame would go to such extremes to assassinate their own agents and then simply give up allowing them to live normal lives. But by the end we are not expecting too much. In fact nothing is explained as to who or what these agencies are. The only other employees we see are Vince Vaughn for some comic relief and a brief voice cameo by Keith David.
Why it worked: Well I guess you have to be a 2nd Amendment nut like me to appreciate Jolie using a pump shotgun, MP5K, and an M4 Carbine all at once to kill her husband. There are some impressive action scenes with some impressive weapons. They really like HKs. Although 9mm are out of date. The final action sequence involves the two using Glock 18s with custom nickel slides. The same kind on `24's season finale.
In conclusion, the movie is fun to a point if even a Pitt Jolie hater like me could stand them anyone can.
- One thought.
Overall, the film was a good action movie for me. It was comical too, and I can't say that it's not enjoyable. However, my only thought is that there are waaay too many unnecessary deaths depicted in this movie.
I know that that's how movies are now nowadays and I'm not at all against it, but good action flicks usually justify a sub-character's death; this film doesn't feel like it does. The fact that the traditional action-flick henchmen are replaced by government agents (who are probably actually the real good guys) and are continuously killed doesn't really help comfort me as I watch them all get shot, stabbed, run over, etc. . . It would have been fun to watch if I could only imagine that all those people were mindless thugs following the orders of a main antagonist, but their actual identity and part in the story makes it uneasy for me to watch. . . Even though it's only fiction.
If you look at it from perspective, the Smiths are really just cold blooded killers. I don't care that their fighting for their survival. There's no way that justifies killing about a hundred government agents.
- Average, but good action.
A good action film. Great fight between the two. On the whole average....more info
- Comment on "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
I think it is kind of black comedy. I don't feel special tention atmorphere when I watch a real spy or adventure movies. Although the main plot is description of two assassins, the movie ironically presents something really like real marriage in modern society. When a couple fights, they throws out everything including weapon, knife, ... Overall, I think it is quite funny and entertaining. ...more info
- Fun, fast, parodical, full of entertainment...
I laughed and laughed and chuckled through. The movie is a mix between an action movie and a comedy about an action movie, and never takes itself too seriously--either in the action as well as the gore (non too explicit, only implied) and bedroom department. VERY FUNNY, lots of BIG weapons and bigger jokes. Brad and Angelina are fun to watch, witty, and have enough facial expressions and moments of silence to have you feel for the characters (even if they are both trained assassins...) and their being manipulated by others. It is so over the top, that it is just a delight. Actualyl saw this at the theaters when it came out and knew that I'd HAVE to get it on DVD when it was available. Am not sorry I did--I'd seen it several times and don't remember many other action movies I'd enjoyed this much...
I recommend it to anyone who likes light sarcasm, not-too-slapsticky-comedy, and good visual effects, cool twists and turns, and moments of jaw hanging action.
- Great action movie!!!
Wonderful action movie and I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie each as actors and together they have great on-screen chemistry (off-screen as well)....more info
- Great Movie!!!! But the extras are mediocre.
I love this movie. Its got action, sexual tention, and humor all wrapped in one! And this movie, like most, doesn't make the female lead a complete utterly helpless princess who cannot take care of herself. Angelina Jolie is great in her first comedy. And I must admit that I am a bit of a fan of the "Brangelina", so this movie is also great to see the obvious chemistry they have between each other. The disappointment that I found though, was that in this version of the DVD, the special features are not all that great. It contains some comentary, which all DVD's have and few care about, and some deleted scenes, which are not much. I expected a lot more, and they could have done more. Maybe I need to buy a "special edition" DVD in order to find the satisfaction that I crave, but I feel that they could have added a gag reel, behind the scenes (especially about the training that Brad and Angelina had to do), and other things like that.
So what I am trying to say is that buy this version of the DVD because you like the movie. Not because you like the movie and want a lot of awesome bonus features with it....more info
- Many hats
When I sat down to watch this film at home, i put on my romantic comedy hat for a nice evening. But as the story progressed, I had to put on my spy hat, adventure cap, my drama hat and eventually my sonics hat. This movie has it all! Not to spoil it...but Mr. and Mrs. Smith are really Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
I did feel, that the movie was lacking in a strong political stance. I mean...where does this movie stand on current issues? This is imporatant to me, and it was not covered. 3 stars and no more....more info
- A real silly movie! Too much action & too little plot!
A real silly movie! Reminds me of the Spy vs. Spy cartoon in MAD Magazine. I saw it on Cable and switched channels half-way through. There's such a thing as TOO MUCH ACTION in a movie, and on top of it, it had very little plot! I wouldn't have paid a dime to see it at the show or to rent the DVD....more info
- Director's Cut smoother than the Original Cut
If you haven't watched the theatrical version of this movie plenty of times, you may not notice the minute changes from that version to this director's cut version.
Some of the dialogue has changed and some scenes are extended. The Bogota Dirty Dance scene has been extended, as was the War of the Roses fight and love scenes. The Dance of Death towards the end is also slightly different. Also different was the hidden lives of both Smiths weren't revealed until much later in the movie.
I truly enjoyed the original cut, but this cut cleared up some minor foibles I had w/ the first. Adam Brody's scene was cut out of the beginning, which I thought worked better for the movie because in the original his introduction went nowhere, other than his reappearance toward the end. There appeared to be a lot more character development in this version as well. Of course more Bogota scenes are dreamily sexy as was the love scene after their big marital spat.
If you're a huge Mr. & Mrs. Smith fan, I would recommend buying both the theatrical release and the Director's Cut. If you don't want to buy both, I think the Director's cut is actually better than the original.
The only part I wish was that Brad & Angie to do some of the commentary. The commentary on this disk wasn't as interesting as the Original Version dvd, because Doug Liman is constantly talking about the cost of the production which is kind of boring, I would have liked hearing more about the plot, tidbits about the sets, bloopers, more on why some scene got added or removed---anything but the cost and days of production.
As far as the Bonus disc, there are plenty of deleted scenes to enjoy. I would highly recommend getting this edition....more info
- The War of the Roses - but without the character
Watching Mr and Mrs Smith was not unenjoyable, but I'm not sure that I would do it again. The film sadly failed to reach the excellent potential of a promising plot idea. The actors look stunning and there are some nice action scenes, but otherwise, there is little really going for it. At times I was reminded of the relationship between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in the War of the Roses, but that film that offered much more in terms of plot, dialogue and acting performances (even the house trashing was more enjoyable).
This film clearly it has an appeal for many people - it's just that I'm not one of them. ...more info
- Surprisingly entertaining.
Reading the hyped descriptive language about the film, I thought that this would be yet another one of those highly predictable scripts that would have me mouthing the lines in advance of their delivery. I was wrong. While I cannot profess to be a fan of either Pitt or Jolie, I truly enjoyed this film. Yes, you have to turn off your brain a bit and ignore reality just a tad, but this flick is entertaining. The back and forth dialogue between the two principals keeps one interested, and the zeal with which the two pursued their vocational duties adds to the balance. Not for everyone due to the "shoot 'em up" scenes and romantic petting in one particular spot, but enjoyable for the rest of the family....more info
- Boring and hopelessly silly,
No really..not only was it silly but couldnt even get a chuckle out of me...
just watch "war of the roses" or "ruthless people" if you wanna see hubby and wives go at it.
- Good, but too predictable !
A good rollicking , fun movie ( if you like to pretend) Pitt and jolie display the good repore' that was present when they first fell "in love ".
A bit too predictable, but kids will get into it !...more info
- A lot of fun indeed, proves that not every celebrity couple produces a `Gigli'...
Despite the fact that this movie received more attention due to its stars off-screen relationship and most likely destroyed the box-office because of it, there is really no denying that on-screen these two are impeccable together. Honestly, watching them together is so natural and pleasant that if their home life is anything like their film life then I completely understand why they're together. They interact so effortlessly together, so naturally and beautifully that it transcends acting altogether. That really is the biggest draw to `Mr. & Mrs. Smith'. This is one of those cases where the actors really elevate the body of the film. `Mr. & Mrs. Smith' has is detractors, but overall this is such a fun film that those faults are easily forgiven. Angelina Jolie has never been more radiant then she is in this film (I'm telling you, I don't get the Golden Globe `Comedy/Musical' Actress snub at all!!!), and Brad Pitt has never been more charming (some may disagree, but I'm sticking with that statement for the time being). That coupled with Adam Brody and Vince Vaughn serving up some hilarious supporting performances and you get a well rounded good time.
So the movie finds our two stars in a loveless marriage if that is at all believable. The first scene has them arguing calmly before a marriage councilor. In a sense they are bored. They've been married for five or six years and within those years their lives have become so routine, so predictable that they can't stand each other. What each fails to realize is that their lives are the furthest things from routine, for they really don't know each other at all. In fact, both John and Jane Smith are assassins working for conflicting agencies, and when they are both hired to assassinate the same target they end up confronted with the truth about each other, and their marriage starts to heat up as they are instructed to take each other out.
The film's major detractor is its running length. While it is only a two hour film and that in itself may not seem like a long time, with a film of the genre it can seem to drag a bit. I know that seems odd but action films, like comedies, are generally shorter than your dramas and biopics. By the time you get to the final stretch of `Mr. & Mrs. Smith' you may feel a bit worn out, but it's only a mere few minutes away from the credits so hold in there. Aside from that minor complaint I really can't say too many bad things about this film. At times it is a bit clich¨¦d, but what film isn't these days. The acting, like I said, really makes up for any and all issues with the film. Aside from Pitt and Jolie there is Vince Vaughn who is just hysterical here as John's best friend Eddie, and Adam Brody is spot on as Benjamin Danz, a kid who may know more than he's letting on. I would have loved to see Kerry Washington used a little more than she is. Her role is really thankless, and she is so very talented.
The action sequences are great here, but obviously censored. The film's original rating was R, at least that's what I had gathered at the time of release, and that significant cuts where made (especially in that already steamy love scene) and I'm sure those cuts inched there way over into some of the violent sequences. That said, it's not anything too drastic for enjoyment. The fight/love scene in particular is so breathtakingly done that it is the immediate highlight of the film. Not that I'm an advocate for spousal abuse (lord knows I'm the farthest thing from) but that particular scene looks like a lot of fun. Anyways, moving on, the film is entertaining in just about every respect and is more than just a celebrity gossip piece. So what if this spawned the most widely talked about Hollywood romance in the history of Hollywood romances, that's the furthest thing from the point. When the dust settles and the paparazzi get their pictures (and those crazy fans get their hugs) we're left with an entertaining, enjoyable and crowd pleasing good time, and that my friends is exactly what we're looking for....more info
- Great Movie
This movie is action packed and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really click together in their roles. Jolie is amazing as always. I recommend this movie to all. ...more info
- loved it!
I thought this movie was very enjoyable from the start. The on-camera chemistry between Brad and Angelina was evident and lent a lot to the believability of the movie. Who else could be a decent enough match for Laura Croft herself? Awesome premise and executed very well. It is a witty allegory of married life in contemporary America. I don't own a gun, but could totally relate! My only complaint is the `all girl' agency Mrs. Smith worked for, it was a bit too "Charlie's Angels"....more info
- appealing, somehow
I don't know how to review this movie. It was like an action/comedy, except the funny parts weren't funny. The action parts were, however, really good and plentiful. The storyline was a bit all over the place for me to really sit there and find any solid enjoyment out of it. Yet somehow, despite the unrealistic story, something about it kept me tuned in. It must have been all the gun shooting action. Maybe I'm getting soft at my old age, or maybe there really was something special about the movie. Worth watching....more info
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It never ceases to amaze me how many hollywood movies of the 2000s that you could reasonably expect to be at least generically entertaining turn out to be downright poorly written and/or edited. The bits of the couple talking to the marriage counsellor is like a subpar tv dramedy, and most of the actual plot is either boring or makes no sense. The two meet in a Cambodian warzone but both believe each other have innocuous American jobs? Then they're simultaneously carrying out assassinations, but telling us who they're killing or why is apparently not as important as highlighting the masterful strategies they employ to get the job done: Pitt cleverly impersonating a drunk to get his targets defences down and Jolie impersonating a dominatrix. This isn't fun, it's just dumb. After enduring those 25 minutes the movie finds it's feet with a few inventive action sequences but still leaves a trail of unanswered questions and sets character logic as an unacceptably low priority. ...more info
- Unrated review
Amazon seems to be mixing together reviews of this product and the regular, unrated version of it, so I will say right off the bat that my review is for the Unrated DVD edition of this movie. So please don't vote it unhelpful just because Amazon put it in the wrong place!
Basically, the unrated disc is a waste of money. For one, "unrated" only refers to less than a minute of previously cut footage from the big love scene. But for some reason, the people who cut this version of the movie actually cut OUT scenes from the original DVD -- scenes that actually added to the plot, whereas none of the restored scenes do. This is quite aggravating. In addition, none of the extras make this DVD worth owning. They should have made this cut of the movie available on the original DVD release instead of giving it its own release. This was an obvious ploy to make more money, and I'm quite sorry that I fell for it. Here's hoping my review allows you to keep from doing the same....more info
- Great entertainment
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Angelina is stunning, and Brad is surprisingly a good comic actor; he has the right timing. This movie was funny, very sexy, and full of action and some surprises. Good fun and entertainment for a movie night-or if you're fans of the couple like me....more info
- Brangelina's beginnings
It's hard to seperate yourself from this movie considering the hype it generated unwittingly. The movie itself was overshadowed by the fact that Brad Pitt had left his wife Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, his costar. They put down the rumors saying "Oh no, we're just friends". Of course, that's anything but true now. Four children, world travel, charitable causes, and one of the most hyped celebrity couples (but not annoying like Bennifer) later, we all know better. Trying to put that aside, this movie was pretty good.
Brad and Angelina play a married couple in a rut. Bored and rather unwilling to change their status as a "boring couple", they are living in the suburbs, going on with their otherwise mundane existences. What neither of them knows is that they are both assasins, working for rival groups, and one day they are hired to off each other. We see a series of events unfolding as they are off on their missions independently, then as their paths cross and realize they are not so boring after all. Strangely enough, the spark in their marriage returns and they live happily ever after. They really didn't know each other at all, did they?
It's a lightweight action movie with a lot of shooting and violence, yet not campy like some action movies past. It has a few moments of humor, but it, like their marriage in the beginning, starts of slow and boring. But, it's a fun time without being too serious. Good for some entertainment....more info