The ultimate rocky marriage
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/08
"John" and "Jane Smith" (Brat Pitt and Angelina Jolie) appear to have the perfect marriage, but looks can be deceiving. They are, in fact, keeping a huge secret from one another -- they are competing secret agents working for different agencies.
They learn of each other's jobs when both are assigned to take out the same target. Then their relationship spirals downward from there until something unexpected brings them back together.
The first thing you notice is that Jolie and Pitt have great on-screen chemistry. With exception of a few badly scripted spots and lines, they worked very nicely together. It got real fun watching them play cat and mouse with one another as they tried to kill each other through a good chunk of the film.
A problem I noticed with this movie is the lack of development of the supporting characters. You might not remember them that well as the closing credits role on the screen. Also, any subplot that directly affects the supporting characters are poorly written.
One thing that really stands out of this film is the gunplay and other action. The fights are well choreographed, and shot quite nicely. During these scenes, there is little room to breathe.
The special effects, though typical when it comes to explosions, are done very well. There is just enough interesting visual effects to keep you entertained and your eyes glued to the screen.
Though there are times the script lags and jokes miss the mark, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" is an entertaining movie that would be worth renting as, at minimum, a solid second choice.