3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A slick, exciting action film, with the perfect star couple.,
This review is from: Mr. & Mrs. Smith  [DVD] (DVD)
I'm not usually a great fan of this type of action comedy film - this is essentially a showcase for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and in that sense it could have been about pretty much anything. I usually prefer a film where the story comes first, and then actors are chosen for their suitability to that story.
In this case though, I have to say that the results are really quite excellent. For a start, and crucially, both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are actors who consistently turn in good performances. Both of them make the most of the script, and there is alot of good stuff in here - as two world-class assassins, living double lives under the same roof, each keeping their occupation a total secret from the other, their relationship is a little unusual, and this is very cleverly exploited, with just the right amount of humour to ensure that depression never sets in.
The story, of course, is totally ridiculous, and there were moments where I struggled to suspend my disbelief. Ultimately though, it doesn't matter much, because both the film itself, and its stars, are extremely cool and good-looking, which is the point of this type of film. There are some absolutely brilliant scenes - some shocking, some breath-taking, others absolutely hilarious, and almost anybody will find enjoyment here, as long as they don't expect anything more than a good show.
Overall, I recommend this film as one of the most enjoyable Hollywood offerings I've seen in a long time. Definitely worth a watch!