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KILLERS

While on vacation with her parents, Jennifer Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) meets Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher), a good-looking single man. The two soon fall in love and continue their relationship back home, rushing into a quick marriage. Jen thinks she has found the perfect man but she doesn`t know Spencer actually works for the CIA and often spends his days chasing and killing criminals. Their lives are about to take a turn for the worse when they discover that certain parties actually contracted to kill the couple.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 3 Jun 2010
Genre: Action / Comedy
Running Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Distributor: Encore Films
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl
Director: Robert Luketic
Format: 35MM

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Watch this if you liked: “Date Night”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”

Ashton Kutcher ("What Happens In Vegas") in the buff. Not that easy to summarise the story when you have someone that hot, baring his chest in the initial 15 minutes of the movie. "Killers", also produced by Ashton Kutcher, is a cross between "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "Date Night", where CIA hitman Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) meets a recently dumped girl Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) in Nice, France. Sparks fly between them, Spencer abruptly quits his CIA job, and you get the perfect couple!

But wait, the story doesn't end with Spencer and Jen happily making babies and living in the quiet suburbs. Fast forward to three years after their wedding, Spencer's past catches up with him, causing him to spill the beans to Jen about what he does for a living three years before they hooked up. It's pretty awesome to see the usual neighbours, colleagues and even the delivery guy showing up with knives, guns and Uzi's, just to eliminate Spencer for the USD$20 million bounty!

In "Killers", Ashton Kutcher shrugs off his usual goofy, nerdy character for the suave yet loving husband, as opposed to the all the other movies like "Dude, Where's My Car?". Katherine Heigl's character could well be the opposite of Ashton Kutcher, almost playing the same neurotic, clumsy woman in "Knocked Up" and "The Ugly Truth". When can she play someone else other than Izzie Stevens? Besides that, Tom Selleck ("Three Men And A Baby") who plays Jen's father, is every little girl's dream. He protects Jen from everything, down to the part where every time they get into deep trouble, Jen would contemplate going to her parents' house! Expect a special cameo appearance by Usher as well!

Half an hour into the movie, you'll get the typical action movie stunts: car chase, explosives, guns, and duels. But what the reviewer likes is it doesn't make you realise that they're really cliche to the fact it incorporates the Kutcher-Heigl comedy in each scene. Lucky for the smart, witty dialogues, the movie could be a real contender for "Date Night"!

Overall the movie fared quite well, not withstanding the lack of extraordinary acting chops by Katherine Heigl. Good dialogues, no choppy editing (complete with a swear word at the end, courtesy of Katherine Heigl), and eye candy! What more can you ask for in an action rom-com? For those who prefer staying home reliving "That '70s Show" or "Grey's Anatomy", skip this if you will.

Cinema Online, 04 June 2010
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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