Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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In Hitchcock's rare foray into comedy (courtesy of a wittily risque script by Norman Krasna), Mr. Smith (Robert Montgomery) makes the mistake of telling Mrs. Smith (Carole Lombard) that if he had it to do all over again, he might not have married her. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Smith discovers that his marriage is invalid. Rather than say goodbye, the newly aroused Mr. Smith attempts to entice Mrs. Smith into the bedroom, thrilled at the prospect of an "illicit" romance. But Mrs. Smith has also been apprised that her marriage is no more--and, remembering Mr. Smith's "second… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery are teamed successfully here in a light and gay marital farce."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Many 'minor' Hitchcocks turn out to be intriguing films once you forgive them for not being thrillers."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A bland screwball comedy that never kicks into high gear."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hitchcock would later admit that he had no idea what he was doing out of his element."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"you can practically hear Hitchcock snoring in the director's chair"
‑ Christopher Null,
"The result is a chucklesome comedy that fails to mount into a coruscating wave of laughter."
‑ Theodore Strauss, New York Times
"Some sparkling moments but this rare Hitchcock comedy farce is hit and miss."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"When all's said and done, the most that can be remarked about it is how odd it is that this Hitchcock picture is so very predictable."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's so crisp and snappy that one might think Howard Hawks or Ernst Lubitsch had made it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This uncharacteristic Hitchcock comedy benefits from the delightful Krasna script. And Hitchcock is wise enough to play along without imposing his style on the material."
‑ , Film4
"A gentle crazy comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"It's a cute film, not nearly as funny as most of Lombard's other comedies, but there's enough good humor in Mr. & Mrs. Smith to make it pleasant."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Hitchcock's foray into screwball comedy is breezy fun"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Offbeat comedy from Hitchcock"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Ill-advised comedy from Hitchcock. His thrillers often have more laughs"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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