Killers Deserves Slow Death
Heigl, Kutcher can't revive a stale romantic comedy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 1:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – The makers of Killers, the new rom-com with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, didn't let critics screen it. Always a great sign. From the few reviews out there:

  • Geoff Berkshire, Metromix: "Utterly unconvincing as action, comedy or romance, it’s a colossal waste of time and a shocking choice for Heigl at this point in her career."
  • Drew McWeeny, HitFix: "This is not a terrible, terrible, terrible movie. One terrible will probably get the job done."

  • Genevieve Loh, TodayOnline: "Strangely, you're somewhat entertained, thanks to just-enough sporadic laugh-out-loud scenes juxtaposed with high gun action. Couple that with Heigl and Kutcher's anti-chemistry (she's his Beavis to his Butthead), and you'll surprise yourself by being not entirely bored."
  • Lee Smith, WLTX-TV: "The comedy comes on strong in the beginning but tends to peter out. The action is heavy, in spurts, but seldomly exciting."