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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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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) (6 June 2010)

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$47,059,963 (USA)
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As casting continued, the filmmakers faced the challenge of finding the right comedic actors to play Mr. and Mrs. Kornfeldt, Jen's protective and overbearing parents. "They're maybe a little too close, a little too involved," explains Heigl. "Jen's dad is super protective of her and she kind of succumbs to it and poor Spencer gets the constant barrage of opinions." See more »

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When Spencer points the Glock at the head of his friend after the fight and the friend is taped to the chair and after they get done talking about the dog you hear the sound of a hammer being cocked. There is no external hammer on a Glock pistol so it cannot be thumb-cocked. See more »

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Jen Kornfeldt: [In reference to her dad, under the table] You see that guy over by the menus? Freakishly tall, excellent mustache?
Spencer Aimes: [Looks] That's a gorgeous mustache.
Jen Kornfeldt: Well he, um... he's a Russian diplomat. Also kind of a pervert. I sat next to him on the plane, he got a little grabby.
Spencer Aimes: Really? Wait, women don't like 'grabby'? I'm gonna have to change my whole M.O.
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Takes awhile to get its act together
5 June 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Killers" is a romantic comedy action film, but starts out by failing on all accounts.

Katherine Heigl plays the romantic comedy lead, she got the sexy part and at least tried on the funny part, but she was a very disjointed character that at times was really hard to care for or relate to. Ashton Kutcher played the action lead, and he got the sexy part but was very awkward when he tried to play the romantic comedy lead.

The film then spent around an hour showing us their boring suburban life. Boring being the key word.

When we finally got to the action, the film started clicking. The romantic leads developed some chemistry, and the many known comedic actors appeared to be there for a reason. The film then flew by with a pretty good medley of comedy and action, and a healthy dose of reminders that this is for fun not serious.

Beware if you're looking for a romantic comedy or a quick action flick. Watch it only if you are willing to stand an hour of nothing to finally get to a fun, ridiculous, sexy, and funny light-weight action film.


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