Take what are widely regarded as the two most beautiful people on the planet (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), give them some guns, and a fairly contrived story, mix well, and what do you get? A cross between War of the Roses and a James Bond flick. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn’t guarantee a good movie, either. This one was somewhat disappointing. There wasn’t enough humor to call this movie a comedy, but the action isn’t enough by itself to carry a movie (when will Hollywood realize that?). Vince Vaughn was one notable bright spot in the film, but isn’t he tired of playing the same stereotypical unhappily-married guy, or grizzled divorcee? I mean he’s good at it, but seriously, Vince, it might be time to find a new agent.
Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.
-- Allan Bloom