Parents' Guide to

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Updated spy story is understated, smart, and violent.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

A fun action to get your teeth into

This is perfect! If you like lighthearted comedy with your action then this show is it. The characters work well, because they understated till they’re not. I love it. It’s Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day or Edge of Tomorrow, making you love the characters for their human faults and charms.

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The character-driven action-comedy, which is very loosely inspired by Simon Kinberg's 2005 movie of the same name, offers a stylish and smart story world with some compelling twists. There's lots of understated humor coupled with some traditional espionage-driven action as the new recruits attempt to do their jobs to the best of their ability. Guest appearances made by actors like Paul Dano, John Turturro, Parker Posey, and Sarah Paulson create some amusing scenarios.

Meanwhile, the evolution of Jane and John's relationship inevitably leads to romantic tensions and relationship woes. All of this comes together in an interesting and glossy way as far as TV spy series go, but viewers hoping for the same kind of explosive "Brangelina" excitement and smoldering sexuality portrayed in the original film will find this reenvisioned version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith lacking. Nonetheless, those wanting (or willing) to embrace a well-produced and fun contemporary spy series will find it entertaining.

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