Excerpt: "Killers" is a very slick, twisted feature film. It's a psychological and sadistically entertaining film, that lingers on your mind long after it’s over. It’s one of those movies that manages to thrill, and yet is also emotionally dominating. This film is a bloody ordeal of violence and revenge that never lets up once it begins with a tight plot and extraordinary performances.
Conclusion: Perhaps it's simply a case of this territory having been covered too many times previously, or an overall lack of ingenuity in its execution (no pun intended), but too much of Killers wanders aimlessly, delivering neither laughs nor suspense. Heigl and Kutcher make a very appealing lead couple, and the supporting cast is aces, and there's nothing so horrible here that you'll feel like you've wasted your money if you rent this.
Excerpt: Imagine if dating worked like Killers . You start with the meet cute, the spunky girl opening a door to reveal the hunky buff guy. They hit it off at dinner, and you’re into a whirlwind romance. It’s the montage, showing the couple in various locales, apparently having a great time amidst the sunsets and beaches. Then they’re married. No, seriously.
Conclusion: I still don't buy the sight of Ashton Kutcher holding a gun, let alone shooting it, but 'Killers' doesn't appreciate the fact that I dared even use my brain for a minute while watching the film. Turning off the ol' thinker led to a much more enjoyable experience, one that I'd recommend going into this film.
Excerpt: There’s not a lot about Killers that makes any sense, which is bizarre considering the idea makes so much sense on paper. Maybe not from an artistic standpoint, or when viewed with any shred of logic, but in terms of extorting the public out of nine dollars and fifty cents a ticket, there hasn’t been a non sequel released in the last year which makes more sense.
Excerpt: Katherine Heigl would like you to know that she really disapproves of that fun thing you’re doing. Stop it right now, or she’s going to lose it. She’s been putting up with your shenanigans for too long, and unless you do something sensible—or disarm her with a little light banter—this relationship is over. The baby she’s carrying might not know its father. Ball’s in your court, mister.
Conclusion: Heigl and Kutcher make a cute enough couple, but a cringeworthy opening and ludicrous (even by the standards of the genre) ending mean that this is one to watch only when your brain is switched to the “off” position.