Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005

Critics score:
59 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Who knows what went on behind the screen between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but what's on the screen is extremely entertaining. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: 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. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: 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. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an action comedy for suburban women that's as toothless as a newborn, and nearly as stupid. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: 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. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an awful movie with two very good-looking people in it. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: Very good. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The movie as a whole seems lazy, little more than a rickety vehicle for a couple of best-selling brand names. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: What sounds in principle like a pitch for a TV pilot instead plays like an old-fashioned romantic comedy with updated hardware. Read more

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic: Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a beginning, but it lacks the always important middle and end. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: A painfully incoherent action-comedy. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: 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. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: 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? Read more

Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle: A cute little romantic comedy buried under enough overblown action, gaudy firepower and special effects to fill a Jerry Bruckheimer picture. Read more

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post: A tart, tasty, occasionally overly brutal parable about modern marriage wrapped in an action flick. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: 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. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: The movie is gleefully amoral, gleefully smug and gleefully chaotic. Read more

Gene Seymour, Newsday: The movie betrays its stars' allure by piling on the property damage and gratuitous slaughter. Read more

Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture: Mr. & Mrs. Smith works on almost every level and against all odds. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: 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. Read more

Bob Mondello, 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. Read more

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News: 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. Read more

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: 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. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Have we lost our minds and souls so completely to celebrity worship that drivel like Mr. and Mrs. Smith can thrive and prosper? Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: It's not perfect. It's like a marriage. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The problem with Mr. and Mrs. Smith is that it's really two movies in one. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: 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. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, It's a love story not for the faint of heart. In other words, it's a lot like marriage. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: While the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars' thermonuclear screen chemistry. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: 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. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: A movie so in love with itself it hardly needs us at all. Read more

Amy Simmons, Time Out: 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. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: Mr.& Mrs. Smith offers a witty look at matrimony and its day-to-day tribulations. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: 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. Read more

Dennis Lim, Village Voice: 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. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: A kicky, twisted thrill ride, with enough laughs to leaven what can be read, at heart, as a metaphor for the modern marriage. Read more

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: 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. Read more