Mr & Mrs Smith

  • 15
  • Doug Liman (2005)
  • US
  • 115 min
Mr & Mrs Smith
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

It might seem odd to see Brad Pitt in a film about a marriage in serious trouble, particularly as it came out immediately after his own domestic strife hit the headlines. But then he and Jennifer Aniston never tried to assassinate each other, which is exactly the enjoyably daft premise of this action comedy. Pitt and co-star Angelina Jolie (who consequently got hitched) play the married couple who are a) bored with each other (to many, the movie's most preposterous conceit) and b) professional killers (unknown to one another) hired to rub each other out. Director Doug Liman combines the wit he demonstrated in Swingers with the talent for stylish mayhem he showed in The Bourne Identity to great effect here, though some will feel that he lurches into overkill in the last half hour. Although it's supremely silly, Pitt and Jolie look outrageously good in their roles and it's fun while it lasts.

Plot Summary

Romantic action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Dissatisfied married couple John and Jane Smith live an outwardly respectable existence in suburbia, but they are soon shocked to discover their similar secret - they are both sophisticated professional assassins and their next lethal assignment is to kill one another.

Cast and crew


John Smith
Brad Pitt
Jane Smith
Angelina Jolie
Vince Vaughn
Benjamin Danz
Adam Brody
Kerry Washington
Keith David
Martin Coleman
Chris Weitz
Suzy Coleman
Rachael Huntley
Michelle Monaghan
Julie - Associate number one
Stephanie March


Doug Liman

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Violence, swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 10 Jun 2005
Certificate 15