This Means War Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
The most dire romantic comedy in years.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
This Means War finds all new ways to insult 50% of the world's population. Women, hey? Who needs 'em? Not men, that's who! Until they do, I guess
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
The film's three charming leads help make this superficial comedy worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
The laziest, most cack-handed, most unromantic and most excruciatingly unfunny rom-com I can remember having to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 30, 2012
It's not the most realistic spy film or the most tear-enducing romance; however, This Means War works as a middle-of-the-road guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 16, 2012
Being a little absurd is acceptable, but completely throwing reality out the window in a film that tries to ground itself in it is pushing it too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
In a turn of events that utterly defies the terrible trailer that's been making the rounds for the last few months, This Means War actually proves to be an agreeably dim-witted combo of testosterone-fuelled action and an estrogen-friendly love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 13, 2012
This Means War remains a vapid, rushed effort that pays little attention to its characters in favour of making sure it hits every comedy and action beat on time with a reliable but ultimately tuneless drum.
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
An unusually focused depiction of male courtship issues, albeit in a surface-y, mainstream sort of fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 17, 2012
Love is a battlefield in This Means War, and the three likable leads are the casualties.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 29, 2012
There are better action comedies out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2012
Their spy-prying...and displays of lunkheaded brawn...aren't endearing; they're horrifying, in ways there's no coming back from. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 11, 2012
This insulting, structureless so-called romantic comedy is a wretched embarrassment for all involved, especially Witherspoon, who is required to act like a ninny while other characters remark on how 'really, really beautiful' she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
...more like a business plan than a movie, and it's difficult to imagine that any of the professionals who collaborated to produce it would ever want to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
Overall, this is solid date night fare. You would be disappointed that you spent the time or money but you'll never need to see this film again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012
The fast-paced jokes help overcome the preposterous covert underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
It's a brisk sprint over familiar ground with just enough appeal to action addicts and romantic-comedy lovers to amuse fans of both genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 20, 2012
... too much action, not enough comedy, and no romance at all ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
Bathed in bright plastic colours, scored to sleazy jazz funk, This Means War comprises endless short scenes that never quite coalesce into a real motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 9, 2012
McG's weakness is in developing character and story... and since they make up about 80 percent of the movie, we're left stranded.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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