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Killers

Year: 2010
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Robert Luketic
Writer: Bob De Rosa/Ted Griffin
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Alex Borstein

Critical reaction to this film so far has been very negative, but I don't know what everyone was expecting in a movie from Kutcher and Heigl apart from a cute, fluffy screwball comedy.

And that's the secret to any value the film offers – the premise is a foil to get these two together and have them argue. When they do they have as much zing as Rock Hudson and Doris Day ever did. It's when the movie shifts to other characters or action that it all falls in a heap.

After meeting on holidays in Europe and falling in love with the mysterious Spencer, sad sack Jen (Heigl) still can't believe her luck three years later when they're happily married in the suburbs.

But she has no idea Spencer's (Kutcher) former occupation was a CIA assassin, and when his past catches up with him in the form of a huge price on his head and all their friends and neighbours turns into fearsome killing machines, the pair have to go on the run and bicker constantly while bullet and vehicles fly.

There's a handful of laughs and nothing more.

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