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Killers (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 4 June 2010 (USA)
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A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.

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Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage... Written by Lionsgate

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Perfect husband. Perfect target. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,837,266 (USA) (4 June 2010)

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$47,000,485 (USA) (13 August 2010)
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Star Katherine Heigl said of her co-star Ashton Kutcher: "He's a genius with comedy but in this movie he's also got this beautiful balance with being more serious. He's trying to protect his relationship and his wife, and you can really feel how important those things are to him." Director Robert Luketic added: "You're going to see a vulnerability in Ashton in this film that perhaps you haven't seen before." See more »

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Soon after Spencer exits the ladies room and pulls his gun you hear the hammer being pulled back. As previously noted, Glocks do not have hammers (external or otherwise). See more »

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Jen Kornfeldt: Really? You wanna poke mama bear right now, that seems like a *good* idea?
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Whoomp! (There It Is)
Written by Stephen Gibson and Cecil Glenn
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Lower Your Expectations -- It's Not That Bad!
23 June 2010 | by (Quezon City, Philippines) – See all my reviews

The story of "Killers" is familiar, with a twist. Jen (Katherine Heigl) is vacationing in the very scenic town of Nice with her straight-laced dad (Tom Selleck) and alcoholic mom (Catherine O'Hara). There she meets the suave Spencer (Ashton Kutcher). They fall in love and eventually get married. Little did Jen know though, that three years later, the ghosts of Spencer's old job will come and wreak havoc on their seemingly perfect suburban life.

This is the first movie of Katherine Heigl that I have seen. I know she is in TV's "Gray's Anatomy", but I do not watch that as well. I liked her very much as the geeky beauty Jen in "Killers". She is sexy, funny and bubbly. Ashton Kutcher could never really escape the dumb persona he has built in "That 80s Show" or in "Punk'd." He does try his best here to play an action hero, and I think he passes muster. I think the two of them do have some sort of goof-ball chemistry because of their likable personalities.

The execution of the script is OK. I sort of liked the outlandish plot points and the over-the top comedic violence. I am surprised to see a lot of harsh reviews here. Hey, I am sure you do not watch a film like "Killers" expecting a serious screenplay and award-winning acting. This film is lightweight, silly and adrenaline-driven for the most part, and I think it delivered well on its shallow objectives.


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