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Killers

action & adventure, comedy, romance


Spencer Aimes (Kutcher) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin. When he meets Jen Kornfeldt (Heigl), he finds true love Enjoying a picture-perfect marriage, Spencer becomes the target of a multi-million dollar hit.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    11%
  • Audience Score
    41%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Bland spy romcom mines violence, stereotypes for laughs.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this dull romantic comedy finds humor in the violence associated with being an undercover assassin. Characters shoot, stab, and strangle each other throughout the movie, which doesn't shy away from showing the bloody consequences. The movie's premise rests on the idea that a man hasn't been completely honest with his wife about a big part of his former life, but that's not explored. (Neither is the idea of killing as a profession.) There's some swearing (including "f--k" and s--t"), but nothing over the top, plus several sexual innuendoes. One character drinks excessively (and she's actually the funniest of them all).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this movie portrays coupledom and marriage. Is it realistic? Can you imagine getting into a serious relationship while keeping a big secret? Do movies need to be realistic to be good?
  • What do you think about Jen's character? Is her relationship with her parents healthy? Is she too dependent? Do you know women like Jen? Does this movie reinforce or challenge stereotypes about women?
  • What do you think about the violence in the movie? How does humor affect the way violence plays out in a movie or on TV? What would be the real consequences of some of the violence seen in the movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    11%
    reviews counted: 1
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  • Audience

    41%

Top Critic Reviews

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- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Friday, June 4, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

A poor mans GROSSE POINTE BLANK of sorts. "KILLERS" just really wants to be a fun blend of romantic comedy and action but forgets that the reason the formula has been successful in the past (with films such as GROSSE POINTE BLANK) is that the filmmakers found the perfect balance of each genre and fused the two in a harmonic blend. KILLERS is scattershot, and the genre mix on display here always just feels awkward and forced, making the film overall feel the exact same way. Bonus points for Tom Selleck who is always awesome!

- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Friday, September 24, 2010

2 stars

Its everything you could imagine from the actors and director involved.

- Godless, Monday, September 20, 2010

3 stars

Not that it's a great movie but there's way too much hating on this movie that should be reserved for more dismal garbarge like the Step Ups or Spike Lee's latest. Overall a silly, mostly funny comedy/thriller-lite in the vein of Knight and Day with a nice job from the cast especially Tom Selleck.

- thefog1331, Sunday, September 12, 2010