They've been married five or six years, and he's got a secret. Actually, so does she... they're both assassins for different secret agencies, and they find this out when they are given the same target to take care of. Things get complicated when they are each ordered to assassinate each other... but their common enemy forces them to work together instead.
Ian Douglas: Mmm looks like my rating is out of line with the other critics... Let's see why... Other reviewers saw this
as a hip examination of modern married life, seeing metaphors in the violence and so on... I also saw some hints of
metaphors, but the rest of the plot pushed these into a minor role.
My main problem with this movie is that the plot
is so full of holes and other nonsense that it completely lost credibility. Even the ending, a rewrite of
the ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'' ending, defied belief as it played out, as well as not
dealing with the fact that if the US 3-letter agencies want you dead, they'll keep coming at you until you are...
So apart from some witty dialogue, numerous explosions and unanswered-plot-questions, there's not much else... both my
wife and I left the cinema wondering, ''so what''.... in fact, we both thought it was kinda like ''Laura Croft and husband''.
But judging from some of the rave reviews above, I guess our view will be in the minority. I was originally going to give it 2.5
stars out of five, but the more you think about the storyline, the less it makes sense... and so I dropped to 2 stars.