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Killers (2010)

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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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Robert Luketic

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Kutcher ... Spencer
Katherine Heigl ... Jen
Tom Selleck ... Mr. Kornfeldt
Catherine O'Hara ... Mrs. Kornfeldt
Katheryn Winnick ... Vivian
Kevin Sussman ... Mac Bailey
Lisa Ann Walter ... Olivia Brooks
Casey Wilson ... Kristen
Rob Riggle ... Henry
Martin Mull ... Holbrook
Alex Borstein ... Lily Bailey
Usher Raymond ... Kevin the Manager (as Usher Raymond IV)
Letoya Luckett ... Amanda (as LeToya Luckett)
Michael Daniel Cassady ... Milo
Larry Joe Campbell ... Pete Denham
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Storyline

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 wife. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,837,266, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,059,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,159,963
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the secret mission at the start of the film was "Operation Leveneaux". See more »

Goofs

The "dossier" for Jasper Levenaux on the CIA computer at the beginning of the film reads "After years of paltry assistance, the United States last year provided $67 million in counterterrorism aid for training, intelligence and equipment. Assistance will more than double this year, Gen. David H. Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday in Baghdad before visiting Yemen the next day." Which is taken from a January 3, 2010 article in the Washington Post about Al-Qaeda in Yemen. See more »

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Spencer Aimes: Let's just say that I work for the blah blah blah, and they gave me a license to blah.
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I Don't Believe
Written by Rox (as Roxanne Tataei), Tom Barnes, Gavin Jones, Pete Kelleher and Ben Kohn
Performed by Rox
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd.
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The film is neither funny or thrilling and is instead really boring!
12 October 2010 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'KILLERS': Two Stars (Out of Five)

Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher star in this action comedy directed by Robert Luketic (director of 'WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTION', '21', 'THE UGLY TRUTH' and 'LEGALLY BLONDE'). The film really wants to be a fun mix of 'James Bond' homage style goofy action with romantic comedy slapstick but it fails on both counts. I like some of Luketic's other work (like 'HAMILTION' and '21') but here he has a horrible script to work with and some severely miscast actors. Kutcher is about as wrong for the lead in this film as any casting job I've seen in quite some time (and the voice he chooses to attempt to do in the film is awful) and Heigl is just plain bad.

In the film Kutcher plays a secret super agent by the name of Spencer Aimes on assignment in Nice, France who has grown tired of the violence and just wants a normal life. Then he meets carefree and simple Jen (Heigl) on vacation there and immediately falls in love. So he quits the assassin life and gets married. Three years later his ex-employer (Martin Mull) tries to draw him back into the life and when Spencer refuses to go back a mark is put out on his life. Spencer soon learns that a lot of the people he's gotten to know in the last three years are really spies planted in various areas of his life and now they want to kill him. Jen soon discovers what's really going on and the two go on the run not knowing who they can trust.

The film is full of ridiculous slapstick and half ass-ed completely over the top action. The film is neither funny or thrilling and is instead really boring. Heigl plays yet another dumb sexist stereotype and her acting has never been worse and Kutcher, like I said, is just the wrong guy for the job and as a result is horrible as well. The two have no chemistry and the supporting cast all seems to be just going through the motions. Then the movie really gets bad when it reaches it's horrendous idiotic conclusion, which makes no sense. Why the two stars then? Because there are a few entertaining moments here and there, including a few mildly impressive action scenes. Other than that the film is almost a complete waste.

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