This Means War Reviews

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Peter Paras
E! Online
February 17, 2012
Witherspoon is a delight and those new franchise guys (Pine with Trek 2, Hardy the upcoming Dark Knight sequel) make engaging frenemies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
February 17, 2012
Judging by the evidence, it isn't easy making a good romantic comedy, even if it has a high-concept premise like this one...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
Scott Weinberg
TwitchFilm
February 17, 2012
It takes a special kind of ignorance to make Tom Hardy boring, to make Chris Pine unlikable, and to make Reese Witherspoon unattractive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 17, 2012
The best you can say about This Means War is that it would make a good date movie for couples in the witness protection program.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 17, 2012
The boneheaded, humorless This Means War cranks out clichés with such frequency that it easily qualifies as an early contender for the most awful film of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
February 17, 2012
Slides by on the strength of Tom Hardy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
February 17, 2012
It's an absurdly bright, peppy affair that's clearly been test-screened to death in order to find the "perfect" balance of action and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 17, 2012
This means wah?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 17, 2012
I guess we should call this a spy-comedy-action-romance. Or just call it what it is: dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 17, 2012
And we have our first lock for the Worst of the Year list.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 17, 2012
It has plenty for the eyes and ears, but nothing for the brain.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 17, 2012
...starts off really badly then upticks slightly due to the great chemistry between...Chris Pine and Tom Hardy...until you begin to think about the plot and the whole thing gets kind of icky.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 17, 2012
Not even cutie-pie Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon can hold our attention for long in this ridiculous, bombastic romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 17, 2012
This Means War overcomes the eternal triangle genre's flaws with unique twists on the basic premise. Lots of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 17, 2012
A disaster on a conceptual level, McG's latest is a trainwreck of botched stunts, unfunny gags, and tuneless performances, pieced together with minimal interest in any sort of engaging cinematic clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
February 17, 2012
Not the worst, certainly not the best of its rom-action genre. But thanks to Chelsea Handler, there are some scream-out-loud moments. But oh, for some snap and sizzle!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 17, 2012
Exhaustingly slick from start to finish...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
February 17, 2012
An aggressively annoying movie. It isn't just bad. It grates. It frustrates. It baffles with its incompetence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5.0
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 17, 2012
It's a date movie for suckers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
February 17, 2012
Who are we supposed to root for, or is it all about the explosions and hunky guys showing off their well groomed eyebrows?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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