• R, 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Judd Apatow
    In Theaters:
    Dec 21, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 22, 2013
  • Universal Studios

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This is 40 Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 15, 2013

You get the impression this should have been called Here Are Some Things That Judd Apatow Is Thinking About Right Now, In No Particular Order.

Full Review Source: Twitch

July 13, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

For Apatow to get to the point where Oscar voters start taking notice, he needs to start acting more like he's 40, not 14.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B-

May 13, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a collection of demos, obviously inessential but interesting to the cultists.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 82/100

April 27, 2013
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The most satisfying example yet of why Judd Apatow's become such a formidable comedy brand in recent years.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 1, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Apatow dips a toe into mature waters, and remembers to bring along the laughs

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

March 28, 2013
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

I do not find fault with these characters as I believe they accurately reflect our so-called post-modern times and they deserve to be laughed at.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 70/100

March 24, 2013
Richard von Busack
MetroActive

This Is 40 (40 minutes too long, that is) is getting at something, but it doesn't get there by 40 miles-not more than 40 people outside L.A. will understand it. This is not a refinement of the frat-pack comedy as much as a tombstone for a subgenre.

Full Review Source: MetroActive | Original Score: 2.5

March 19, 2013
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter

Watching This is 40 actually feels like aging, which isn't precisely a draw.

Full Review Source: Movies With Butter

March 18, 2013
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

This is funny?

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | Original Score: **

February 28, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This Is 40 is in fact, within its limits, an honest, frank, often painful film about married life, bringing up children, dealing tactfully with difficult parents, getting older without necessarily getting wiser.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 17, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

There are laughs, sure, with Brooks' unabashed moocher coming up with many of the film's best lines... but the overall results are distinctly patchy and at 133 minutes, the film is at least half an hour too long.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

February 16, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

( ... ) underneath the brashness, there's a tender heart, with the children just being themselves amid adults who are still in love yet in danger of losing their way.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 15, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

It is, in its quieter way, more pointlessly indulgent than The Matrix Revolutions.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 15, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

This overlong comedy is so episodic that watching it is exactly like sitting through five episodes of a sitcom back-to-back. It's funny and enjoyable, with characters we enjoy watching, but they continually spiral back to where they started

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 15, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

There isn't enough story to float a TV sitcom; it simply consists of people bickering.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

February 15, 2013
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Even an off-form Apatow is better than most and this entertains.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 15, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

It's a sitcom, then, with no real story or structure.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

February 15, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

This is 40 minutes too long.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

February 15, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Every scene feels like an airbrushed composite of dozens of rambling takes, and 133 minutes is drainingly long for a story this sitcom-slight.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2013
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