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Killers (film)

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 September, 2010, 12:00am

Despite getting almost universally bad reviews, Killers is an enjoyable romp if you like your films light, self-mocking and, well, a bit silly.

Killers is a love story - but fortunately for anyone who's not keen on lingering boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl plots, the courtship between the very fit CIA spy Spencer Ames (Ashton Kutcher) and Katherine Heigl's recently dumped, adventure-avoiding Jen Kornfeldt is over within the first 20 minutes. Spencer quits 'the life', and the two settle into a quiet life where a renovated study is cause for celebration.

Butall hell breaks loose when Spencer's past comes back to haunt him. There is a massive bounty on his head, and so begins the action. The fact Jen doesn't know about her husband's past until she sees him strangling their neighbour only adds to the hilarity caused by the sight of Kutcher going all action-hero.

What follows is a comedic caper that wouldn't have been out of place in the 60s with unlikely scenarios piling up and multiple misunderstandings adding to the amusing confusion. Tom Selleck, who starred as a private investigator in 80s crime drama Magnum P.I., plays Jen's dad, adding to the film's tongue-in-cheek approach.

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