• 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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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
Michael Dequina

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

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
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
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
Rich Cline

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
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
Peter Bradshaw

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

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2013
Stefan Pape

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

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 14, 2013
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

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 Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

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

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2013
Tae Mawson
Sky Movies

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

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2013
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2013
Steve Newall

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 Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

February 12, 2013
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2013
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

February 4, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

January 29, 2013
Matt Looker

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 Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

January 28, 2013
Neil Rosen
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
January 22, 2013
Richard Roeper
January 22, 2013
Scott Tobias
January 22, 2013

Toronto Star
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January 22, 2013
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
January 22, 2013

National Post
January 22, 2013

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January 22, 2013
Brent Simon
January 22, 2013
John Hazelton
Screen International
January 22, 2013
Karina Longworth
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 22, 2013
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