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

This is 40 Reviews

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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-
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
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.

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
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
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
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 14, 2013

This is terrifically assured work from Judd Apatow. And most importantly, funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
February 14, 2013

This is 40 has plenty of funny, memorable moments to take away with you

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cath Clarke
Time Out
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 14, 2013

The Judd-ernaut is back to make you shudder with another comedy that sometimes aims below the belt... but which survives on fair degrees of charm and hilarity, too.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
February 14, 2013

A real step up for Apatow. His masterpiece? Quite possibly.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tae Mawson
Sky Movies
February 14, 2013

The set up and sense of humour may be familiar, but This Is 40 still manages to keep it fresh and funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 14, 2013

Enjoyable and emotionally engaging comedy with a frequently funny script, a likeable cast and a pair of terrific comic performances from Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
February 12, 2013

This Is 40 sees Apatow mistaking his personal life as the perfect fodder for another dramedy that stretches beyond a comfortable running time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
February 11, 2013

Apatow adopts a leisurely pace, but this is a story about middle-age after all and when characters are this much fun, you won't be watching the time go by.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013

This is 40 works better as light drama than comedy, with humor defusing the bombs being lobbed in the marriage.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 29, 2013

Apatow's works often involve stand-up riffs on a subject, dropped into a movie. When stress, one of the ingredients of actual film comedy (not a late-night spot at Yuk Yuks), finally crackles along, the story of Pete and Debbie gets funnier and friskier.

Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
January 28, 2013

I only hope that, while my body gradually deteriorates and I slowly chip away at the planet-sized boulder that is my mortgage, I can still find time to be just like Paul Rudd.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
January 22, 2013

Frank Wilkins
Frank's Reel Reviews
January 22, 2013

Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2013

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013

Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013

Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013

Scott Tobias
NPR.org
January 22, 2013


Toronto Star
Top Critic
January 22, 2013

Drew Taylor
The Playlist
January 22, 2013


National Post
January 22, 2013


ComingSoon.net
January 22, 2013


ComingSoon.net
January 22, 2013

Brent Simon
Shockya.com
January 22, 2013

John Hazelton
Screen International
January 22, 2013

Karina Longworth
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 22, 2013

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