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Killers 2010

Critics score:
11 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

A.O. Scott, At the Movies: This should be and could be a really fun and entertaining, silly movie and it isn't. Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: Haven't we seen the oh-my-gosh-my-spouse-is-secretly-an-assassin-but-you-know-a-nice-one routine once too often? Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Killers leaves Heigl and Kutcher to bicker over issues of trust and betrayal; being in danger causes more problems in their marriage than it resolves. Killers isn't an entertainment, it's a high-speed spat. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: The screenplay has pages I imagine remain only half-filled. Not long after Heigl and Kutcher meet in an elevator, they share this exchange. She: "Huh-huh." He: "Huh." She: "Huuuuuh." This is the language of love for two people coming out of a coma. Read more

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader: Bob DeRosa and Ted Griffin wrote the script, whose plummeting one-liners leave no actor unscathed. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Don't tell me I'm making too much out of nothing, because the steady drip-drip-drip of nothings like this are killing us all. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: Is it some monstrosity of awfulness, as its lack of advance screening suggested? No, that would imply at least a spark of some kind. This is just an empty summer hodgepodge of stale romantic comedy exchanges, witlessness and lackluster action. Read more

Brian Miller, L.A. Weekly: If you count the number of hairstyles Katherine Heigl wears in this dreary romcom-with-guns, the tally is likely to be four or five. Ashton Kutcher's facial expressions, one. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: The mismatch isn't quite of Justin Bieber-Charlize Theron proportions, but Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl play an oddly disjointed pair of lovers, partners and reluctant assassins in Killers. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: There is a potentially rich satirical situation there, as everyone in the couple's dull planned community turn out to be undercover killers. But whatever germ of an idea there is, it's quickly killed by witless writing and migraine-inducing direction. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: Robert Luketic's bland action comedy focuses on the uninteresting relationship between its two bland main characters, and that's the deadliest thing in sight. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: There's nobody delivering the laughs in this arid action comedy. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com: Bungled rather than flat-out terrible. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Maybe filmmakers should shoot what Ashton's up to off-camera, because not many laughs are making it to the screen. Read more

Jason Anderson, Toronto Star: It's pretty much dead in the water as soon as a shirtless Kutcher tries to play suave and utters some terrible French in his first attempt to woo his co-star. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: Kutcher and Heigl are unable to bring any warmth to what is at heart a bitter, cynical script. Just awful. Read more

David Fear, Time Out: For someone so classically handsome, Kutcher is surprisingly anticharismatic as a star. A smarmy grin and looking good while shirtless does not equal screen presence, dude. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: Killers is a lifeless romantic action comedy that might as well have been concocted in a broken beaker, given the paucity of chemistry between the lead actors. Read more

Rob Nelson, Variety: Bullets fly and jokes land with a thud. Read more