After all the tabloid shenanigans I had to see this for myself with a bunch of friends. I know what a good film is and this film scores because the leads are gorgeous - I mean c'mon they just are - and the film is pretty good. Style edges over content but that's OK. The film never promises anything other than what it is: a noisy, sexy action film with a cleverish twist. This husband and wife are bored with each other and in marriage counselling. Luckily they are professional, but secret assassins (The Long Goodbye has a similar twist,) and are lucky enough to be pitched against each other. That's just the kind of partner action they (and a few of us out here) need to kick-start romance! It's a fun filled twist to the usual run of the mill action films. With the dud reviews, we were expecting to be disappointed but we had a surprisingly good time. Brad and Angelina try to outdo each other in the action and gun stakes. Angelina wins out (she's has grace and guts and Brad's just a bit more careful) but I bet gentle Brad loved every minute - we would have! And now, apparently, they're getting married. Good luck to them. They look like soul mates and we wish them all the best. There does seem to be an unnecessary reprise at the end that makes the film a little too long but the pay off is we get to see Brad in his undershorts (well, if you like Brad you'll appreciate it). Also they are assassins -why should we like them? That's my main gripe. Nevertheless, this is a favourite 2005 film of mine because it isn't po faced, it isn't pretentious - it's just fast, sexy, amoral, romantic and, yes, violent, fantasy fun. Sometimes that fits the bill. If you're in the mood, get some pop corn in, turn the sound up on your cinema system and get down with Brad and Angie. Oh and where's the video game? This might be one I'd buy.