|Mr. And Mrs. Smith
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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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- Short version?
My husband and I saw this movie in the theater. We both remember the movie being longer. Is this a cut version? The scene in the beginning with the dancing in the rain is super short on this DVD as is the scene with the angry sex. We were disappointed by that and no explanation on the box. Usually you get the "director's cut" longer version on DVD than in the theater. What gives? Quality was great. A fun movie....more info
- Mr & Mrs Smith
This is just a pure entertaining movie! No deep thoughts, no social, injustice, just fun and simple entertainment!
You have a very attractive actress a very good looking actor, lots of action, and lots of sexual "simmer". Watch the movie just to be entertained, you will like it....more info
- ****Yawn**** They could've done *so* much better.
I must admit though:
-Interesting the first and second watch through
-Grows stale by the third and fourth
-Hot celebrity couple
-Lots of tension
-Not worth the bother
-Don't even rent it unless You're obsessed with this pair
-Spend the money on a pizza instead
-Very bland and average-feeling
2.5 stars....more info
- What's not to like
Angelina Jolie in a leather teddy and automatic weapons. Nuff' said....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
- 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.
- What a Dumb Movie
If this is an example of the projects America's highest paid actors are choosing, I have some serious concerns. There is no substance; no redeeming value of any kind here. My guess is the film is attractive to teens who either want to be Pitt and marry Jolie or vice versa. The actors mumble through the few lines and the rest is "shoot em up." Waste of time....more info
- Average, but good action.
A good action film. Great fight between the two. On the whole average....more info
- Excellent Film. One of the best I've seen in a while.
This is a great movie. Dare I say it, the best movie either one of them has been in ...ever?? Great dialogue, great action. great film!...more info
Content but maybe too comfortable in their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Smith think they know absolutely everything about each other there is to know. And the thrill is gone. Then they find out inadvertently when shooting at each other that they're both hired assassins. And their next hit is their spouse. What follows is a funny, action filled road to finding their way back to a happy marriage...more info
- Who hasn't wanted to kill their spouse?
This is a great premise, explored with humor and action. Anyone who is married has gone through ups and downs in their relationship - and everyone knows marriage can be dull at times. Angelina and Brad get far more spice than they bargain for when it's revealed that they're both assassins hired to kill each other.
The dialogue is reminiscent of the old school detective movies, quick and layered with double meanings. Both leads are sleek, with sexiness oozing from their pores (as if anyone doesn't know this). Their house (the primary set) is full of "Jetson" type gadgets and enough weapons to wage a war, yet remained comfortable and tasteful (a humorous combination).
I was impressed with the stunts and car chases; however the shoot outs got to be a bit much at times. The knock down, drag out fight between the leads is comic brilliance - they really don't hold back and the result is well, as you can imagine, better than make up sex.
Vince Vaughn is memorable as an assassin living with his mother. He delivers his one liners with comic ease and leaves the rest of the cast members in his wake.
I'm sure if I wanted to probe, I'd find a few plot holes, but who would want to go and ruin such a perfect cheese. Not me, I'll take mine with a glass of wine - this movie is a keeper. I'll be watching it on many anniversaries to come.
- The movie that launched a romance...
Putting aside the whole Brangelina affair, this film was quite entertaining. Essentially a buddy movie, Smith has something for everyone; romance, explosions and comedy. The Good - the chemistry between Brad and Angelina, The Bad - none to speak of, The Ugly - knowing that all that chemistry actually helped to end a relationship! (Poor Jennifer...)...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
- IT'S ONLY ME, BUT:
GREAT SHOW. BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE REALLY HAVE CHEMISTRY, A GREAT S&M PART TO IT TOO. A LOT OF ACTION AND LOVING. JM...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
- 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
- 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
- Reference material for video and audio
Don't misjudge the picture quality and sound quality of this blu-ray title because it is a part action part romantic comedy. The technical aspect of this disk is top-notched. For PQ it has lots of pops in many scenes, for SQ this DTS-MA track is one of the best sound design and mixing for a blu-ray!...more info
- Mr & Mrs Smith
I love this movie. Sure, the ending is a letdown and there's not much depth to the movie overall, but it is simply a fun ride along the way. The Blu-Ray version looks great. I'm not big into special features, to be honest, so it doesn't bother me that the disc is rather short on special features. I do wish that this had both versions - the Director's Cut (which I've never seen) and the original theatrical version, but they've only included the original. That's the only real letdown for me....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
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Very well done and quite suspenseful. Story line was believable and fast moving. Most enjoyable. Jolie, ...more info
- Ain't marriage grand?
Despite being a fun and sexy romp, Mr. and Mrs. Smith will probably go down in history as the film that made Brad Pitt go from Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie. Like a lot of films, the press behind it seemed to interest more people than the actual film itself, although it did a good number at the box office. While it's a bit problematic, this film wasn't designed to get your kleenex going or your mind working; it just wants to have fun and fun it has. This is the unrated edition so there's more stuff put in (or in some cases, taken out) but by and large, it's still the same rollickingly fun movie.
While in Columbia, John and Jane meet and soon a relationship blossoms and they get married. But despite being insanely attractive, they don't really get along but seeing as how they're both hired assassins for separate agencies with none the wiser about the other's "real" profession, it's a good thing. But soon they find out and want to kill each other until there's a hit put out on the 2 of them so they have to team up and survive together and maybe even fall in love, and for real this time.
Whether the meeting of the co-stars did result in the breakup of a marriage, you have to admit these 2 have huge time chemistry on-screen; so much so that the idea that their sex life is on the fritz seems almost laughable. It's also good that their acting is up to snuff and while they don't feel like completely realized characters, they more than pull it off. There's also some roles by always likable Adam Brody and scene-stealer Vince Vaughn.
The action scenes are the highlight although they're none too inventive (although, the use of the dual sliding doors on SUV's was funny) but that's what we came to see: people getting shot at in MTV-style moves. My one complaint is that certain plot elements seem dropped, like the writer didn't want to write TOO much for the movie so he just wrote the bare minimum, even if certain things don't even get explained. But then again, this is a movie meant to be a blockbuster "good times had by all" kind of movie so it's kind of hard to complain when that was the point, no?
It might not be the best action movie of that year or any year but if you ever pick it up, you might just enjoy yourself which is the whole point.
- Mr. & Mrs. Bland
I wasn't expecting much from this movie when I caught it on HBO. I actually sat through the whole thing expecting some solid comical genius from Vince Vaughn. Surprisingly it was Brad Pitt's subtle reactions, his staccato way of saying lines that is inadvertently humorous, and childish way he performed the domestic violence scene(s) is what produced major laughs just as I was ready to change the channel. Angelina Jolie, who is perfect at playing a neurotic woman and natural vixen, seems to try too hard in this role and adds more drama to this movie whose dialogue is so bad at times you'd think it was written at the hands of borderline dropouts in a remedial high school. There is one scene where she is weeping over a glass of whiskey awaiting the death of her husband that made me throw an apple at the tv.
Vince Vaughn's character did add something to the movie but not much. His lines too seemed forced or out of place for this movie, though he was highly believable as the aging bachelor who still lives and squabbles with his mother. People who like to watch explosions and live vicariously through good looking people or who idolize Brangelina might like this movie. Otherwise, tune in for the scene where Pitt suspects his wife of poisoning his food and the one where does stylized kicks to his wife's body. Tune out for the dialoge and Angelina's many failed expressions of danger which turned out to be more of a "f**k me face" for the cameras.
- Classic Thriller Romance Even an Old Spy Can Love
The most important skill in spying is typing--four hours of typing for every hour of meeting, more if you have to the transcripts of a meeting with a terrorist yourself.
I say that up front so that in saying I am a former spy that loves this movie, and pull it out every couple of months for a repeat viewing (confession, I do the same the Captain Hornblower DVDs), I am not putting on airs.
This is just a great movie in every respect....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
- 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
- Love the movie, even better in blu-ray
I love everything about this movie. Vince Vaughn didn't have a large role but he was funny. Brad and Angelina play well off each other. The blu-ray video and audio quality were reference. The surrounds were used extensively. One of my favorite movies on blu-ray....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
- Incredible star chemistry!
The great driving force of this movie is not the plot or the characters, but the two stars. This is where Hollywood succeeds matching two actors that have enormous chemistry together and placing them on the big screen. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie know what they're doing in this film, and you know they know how much to give and when to pull back. The action sequences are incredible and almost Tarantino like, all in all a popcorn bowl of fun movie watching for men and women....more info
- Love the heat!
Lots of heat, great looks and fun action. Pitt's comedic timing is great. One of my favorites....more info
- THE SMITHS ON BLURAY
MOST OF YOU PEOPLE HERE SAW THIS MOVIE ALREADY BUT NOT ALL OF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE BLURAY VERSION WHICH HAS GREAT PICTURE QUALITY...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
- I Actually Like the Rated Version Better
I felt this one showed more about their marriage. But the end fight scene lacked the original romance that the rated version had, simply by eliminating the background music. Its amazing what a simple music score change can do to a movie. However, this will remain one of my all time favorite movies. Sex, romance, and violence all rolled up into one. What more could a woman ask for?...more info
- My reveiw
Hi I did not think that I was going to enjoy this movie, but I think that these two actors act great together and this movie was one of my favorites....more info
- Love & Hate
Basically this about 2 people who have "secret" jobs only to find out that they don't know of each other's secret life. After a twist they turn on each other but the flame of their past won't allow themselves to pull the trigger. They come together when they need each other the most. They're both fantastic actors, Angelina of course looks fantastic and the action along with pretty funny makes this movie an A+ in my book....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
- [blu-ray] best version of the movie so far...
owned two different copies of the DVD.
the blu-ray shows more lush colors and detail throughout the movie. the audio is outstanding; when the Smith's house blows up, i hear objects land throughout my 5 speaker system that i didn't hear with my DVD version.
recommended if you like the idea of 'upgrading'. ...more info