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Mr. & Mrs. Smith October 27, 2006

Posted by Sai in English, Movies, Reviews.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the same movie! Now, that is a good combination for the studio to make money. So, we are fed with this flick. Though making money was an important of making this film, I can’t say that there wasn’t much thought put into the script. The premise seemed very promising. Two assassins are married to each other with neither of them aware of the other’s profession. Their marriage is on the rocks and then they are hired to wipe out each other.

There was a lot that could be done with such a premise. Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Swingers) creates a good looking movie, no doubt, but that isn’t enough to make it good. The movie has some nice humor with witty one-liners but after a point, the writer (Simon Kinberg) loses his way. Actually the action (though it is stylishly done) is what spoils the movie, leaving it nowhere. Pitt and Jolie have chemistry and they work well together. Vince Vaughn gets a supporting role with some fun moments.

Though the movie wasn’t particularly good in the first half, I would have been happy if it remained in that state for the rest of the time. However, it only goes down from there. Towards the climax, I felt like banging my head into the nearest wall. I didn’t like this movie but I can see that as escapist fare that shouldn’t be taken seriously, this movie would appeal to some. Logic and script aren’t the movie’s strongpoints. Fans of Pitt and Jolie might want to catch this. Others aren’t missing much.


1. Shujath - October 27, 2006

I found this flick to be quite entertaining as long as the one upmanship games between Brangelina were on. But the moment they get together (not in real life 🙂 but in the film) and the action begins….the movie goes downhill. Still, on the whole this is a no-brainer timepass film which you can watch if you don’t have anything better to do.

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