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The Five-Year Engagement Reviews

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 21, 2012
Segel and Stoller could - no, should have been bolder: their leading lady deserves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 21, 2012
It's a long day's journey into relationship insight, but with fun on the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 21, 2012
It brings a light touch to modern romance, and the fact that commitment phobia, so long a male prerogative, is now being claimed by women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 21, 2012
It's not one that you'd need to see again and again, but it does leave a very sweet taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 21, 2012
It's corny, but it keeps us laughing all the way through while stirring in some genuinely sweet moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 20, 2012
Sadly, there's no getting around the obvious lack of chemistry between Blunt and her doughily bland co-star.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 20, 2012
Watchable comedy with superb comic performances and a steady stream of decent gags, but it's also a good twenty minutes too long and is occasionally let down by some lazy plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
June 19, 2012
Another solid hit from Planet Apatow - charming, funny and remarkably in tune with real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 19, 2012
This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Horkins
Total Film
June 13, 2012
What The Five-Year Engagement lacks in belly laughs it makes up for in heart and soul, successfully exploring the genuine greys of a relationship instead of painting them black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
June 12, 2012
Segel and Blunt are charming as ever, and an accomplished supporting cast includes Chris Pratt as Tom's incidental bromance Alex and Rhys Ifans as Violet's lecherous mentor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 14, 2012
Like life, The Five-Year Engagement can be messy and irrational. The shame is that the film doesn't need to be those things quite to the degrees that they are.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
It's hard to root for a couple who are an obvious non-match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 11, 2012
When it works, it works, and that is most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012
Gradually slips from awkward-funny moments to droll dawdling along. While overstaying its welcome by half-an-hour, it becomes clear this is another tale of bourgeois-white-girl-and-boy-who-can't-quite-commit. The charm wears off.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 9, 2012
Buried somewhere beneath more padding than Eddie Murphy's Norbit fat suit may lie an OK romantic comedy in The Five-Year Engagement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
May 6, 2012
More dark comedy than rom-com, perhaps a little too honest, like someone who is telling you something funny but then overshares just a little too much and spoils the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
May 6, 2012
Strikes a far more even tone than Bridesmaids, exploring emotional truths whilst maintaining a strong, but not suffocating, comedic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
May 5, 2012
Nicholas Stoller's inventive, funny, and sometimes subversive romantic comedy won't revive that benighted genre, but it does offer hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
May 4, 2012
Like most marriages it has rough patches but it's not a complete disaster and there is no Katherine Heigl in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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