Frothy Action Comedy with Romance
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ashton
Kutcher, Tom Selleck,
Catherine O’Hara, Katheryn
Winnick, Martin Mull, and Rob
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Director: Robert Luketic
Executive Producer: Christopher Pratt, Chad
Marting, William S. Beasley,
Josie Rosen, Peter Morgan,
Michael Paseornek, and John
Producer: Scott Aversano, Ashton
Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, and
Writer: Bob DeRosa and T.M. Griffin
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Their story begins when Jen goes with her parents on a vacation to Nice, France after breaking up with a long-term boyfriend. In Nice, suave, playboy CIA spy Spencer completes his assassin mission. He meets Jen but doesn’t tell her he’s a spy. After a whirlwind romance, they decide to get married, and Spencer tells his boss he’s out of the assassin business.
A few years later, Spencer and Jen have a nice, quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. But then Spencer’s old boss shows up. Suddenly, Spencer and Jen are on the run because many of their neighbors and co-workers are actually “sleeper cell” assassins who have just been “woken up” to assassinate Spencer.
While dodging bullets, Jen learns about Spencer’s former life. They have to survive long enough to figure out who is out to get them.
KILLERS is a fun, frothy romantic comedy mixed with action. It’s a roller coaster ride meant to provide light entertainment. The story takes a number of unexpected twists and the ending is not completely telegraphed, allowing for some fun surprises.
The cast in KILLERS is very charming and funny. Heigl and Kutcher have good chemistry, though neither role is very deep. Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara do a great turn as Jen’s parents. Rob Riggle is hilarious as the best friend turned assassin.
KILLERS contains only brief, yet strong, foul language, including one “f” word. Also, though there are no sex scenes, there is some discussion of sex between and about the married couple. For example, friends give the wife advice about not forgetting to shave “down there,” and the couple discusses their sex life as to how great it is. Also, Spencer is literally called James Bond and his wife is called “Pussy Galore,” an homage to the James Bond movie starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman, GOLDFINGER. The movie’s violence varies from hand to hand combat and people being shot at off screen to on screen shootings, but it’s never very graphic.
KILLERS has many positive qualities. The movie shows Spencer is a debonair playboy “Bond” type spy who throws it all away in order to be with a “normal” woman and settle down in the suburbs. Jen’s father is very protective of her. Some twists at the end show the bad guy to be someone working against the American CIA, but his motives are never revealed, much less discussed. Also, one supporting character is somewhat alcoholic.
With some caution, KILLERS can be a fun, entertaining movie. Please see the CONTENT section above for more details.
KILLERS is a fun, frothy romantic comedy mixed with action. The cast is very charming and funny. There is some brief, yet strong, foul language. Though there are no sex scenes, there is some discussion about sex revolving around the movie’s married couple. The violence varies from hand to hand combat and some on screen shootings, but it’s never very graphic. Spencer is a debonair, playboy type spy who throws it all away in order to be with a “normal” woman and settle down in the suburbs. With caution for children, KILLERS is a fun, entertaining movie.