This is 40 Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
There's a shrillness that is admirable in theory but rather off-putting in practice. It's just not very funny.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
TwitchFilm
July 13, 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.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013
...a collection of demos, obviously inessential but interesting to the cultists.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 1, 2013
The most satisfying example yet of why Judd Apatow's become such a formidable comedy brand in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 28, 2013
Apatow dips a toe into mature waters, and remembers to bring along the laughs
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
March 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 70/100
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
March 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 18, 2013
Watching This is 40 actually feels like aging, which isn't precisely a draw.
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
This is funny?
Full Review | Original Score: **
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 17, 2013
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.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 16, 2013
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.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 15, 2013
( ... ) 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 15, 2013
It is, in its quieter way, more pointlessly indulgent than The Matrix Revolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 15, 2013
There isn't enough story to float a TV sitcom; it simply consists of people bickering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
February 15, 2013
Even an off-form Apatow is better than most and this entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
This is London
February 15, 2013
It's a sitcom, then, with no real story or structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 15, 2013
This is 40 minutes too long.
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