It's pretty much dead in the water as soon as a shirtless Kutcher tries to play suave and utters some terrible French in his first attempt to woo his co-star.
-Jason AndersonFull Review
This should be and could be a really fun and entertaining, silly movie and it isn't.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
Killers is a lifeless romantic action comedy that might as well have been concocted in a broken beaker, given the paucity of chemistry between the lead actors.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
There is a potentially rich satirical situation there, as everyone in the couple's dull planned community turn out to be undercover killers. But whatever germ of an idea there is, it's quickly killed by witless writing and migraine-inducing direction.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Maybe filmmakers should shoot what Ashton's up to off-camera, because not many laughs are making it to the screen.
-Stephen ColeFull Review
Bob DeRosa and Ted Griffin wrote the script, whose plummeting one-liners leave no actor unscathed.
-Andrea GronvallFull Review
Bungled rather than flat-out terrible.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
At a certain point, it actually becomes embarrassing to watch Heigl and Kutcher play at being in love.
There's nobody delivering the laughs in this arid action comedy.
-Roger MooreFull Review
The mismatch isn't quite of Justin Bieber-Charlize Theron proportions, but Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl play an oddly disjointed pair of lovers, partners and reluctant assassins in Killers.
-John AndersonFull Review
Is it some monstrosity of awfulness, as its lack of advance screening suggested? No, that would imply at least a spark of some kind. This is just an empty summer hodgepodge of stale romantic comedy exchanges, witlessness and lackluster action.
-Robert AbeleFull Review
The screenplay has pages I imagine remain only half-filled. Not long after Heigl and Kutcher meet in an elevator, they share this exchange. She: "Huh-huh." He: "Huh." She: "Huuuuuh." This is the language of love for two people coming out of a coma.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
Don't tell me I'm making too much out of nothing, because the steady drip-drip-drip of nothings like this are killing us all.
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review
A brain-deadening collision of high concept and low standards.
Haven't we seen the oh-my-gosh-my-spouse-is-secretly-an-assassin-but-you-know-a-nice-one routine once too often?
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
Robert Luketic's bland action comedy focuses on the uninteresting relationship between its two bland main characters, and that's the deadliest thing in sight.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
Bullets fly and jokes land with a thud.
-Rob NelsonFull Review
The audience is the real victim.
-Frank ScheckFull Review
A ridiculous and lifeless comedy, "The Killers" is trite and easily-forgettable.
-John HanlonFull Review
Robert Luketic's "Killers" takes a worn out premise and somehow manages to make it feel even more tired than before.
-Jeff BeckFull Review
A fluffy but harmless action comedy.
-Mike BarnardFull Review
Everything has a thrown-together feel, as the characters are tossed from romcom situations to action set-pieces and back again with no thought to applying any sort of grace notes to ease the transition.
-Amber WilkinsonFull Review
Robert Luketic's latest flick is a palette cleanser -- a flavourless sorbet if you will -- guaranteed to scrape the flavor of any recent enjoyable film from your sensory memory.
-Simon MiraudoFull Review
Bland spy rom-com mines violence, stereotypes for laughs.
-S. Jhoanna RobledoFull Review
Perhaps some future social scientist will explain why the traditional romantic comedy transformed during the first decade of the 21st century into the screwball action-comedy, in which bonds of love are strengthened by gunplay, car chases and explosions.
-John BeifussFull Review
Neither action nor romance, Killers will please all those who see it for Kutcher, disappoint those in search of a story.
-Giles HardieFull Review
I was tested by Killers' gaping lack of a single distinguishing characteristic.
-Dominic CorryFull Review
The murderously boring Killers firmly belongs in the dregs of the ever increasing number of rom-com-action movies.
-Matthew PejkovicFull Review
A concept masquerading as a full blown movie, in which the story is undercooked but the delivery is overdone
-Andrew L. UrbanFull Review
The storyline and script lack credibility, but more than that, Robert Luketic's direction misses the light, crisp fun the situations require, leaving us saddled with a questionable tone in Nowhereland
-Louise KellerFull Review