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Friends With Benefits Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Aside from boasting an impressive catalog of Sony products, "Friends With Benefits" has little else on offer.
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
A sexy, funny and very familiar picture carried by an effervescent atmosphere and some phenomenal chemistry between these two stars.
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
An abominable beast of a film.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A smart romantic comedy that both mocks and features romantic clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 5, 2013
It doesn't help, either, that both Timberlake and Kunis are charming yet utterly bland in their respective roles...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Yeah, we all know the formula. But when it works and the chemistry is just right, we love seeing exactly what we expect and hope for.
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
September 22, 2012
Kunis and Timberlake are pitch perfect in Friends With Benefits, a predictable, yet extremely accessible tale of love, sex and complications.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012
This is just another forgettable by-the-numbers romantic-comedy that ends up going nowhere unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
February 1, 2012
Timberlake and Kunis are fearless, funny, and just incredibly likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011
The inherent likability of the two leads alone elevates this above the average comedy. Their willingness-especially Timberlake's-to appear foolish doesn't hurt either.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
If it displayed more courage, this could have been a fascinating modern American movie. Instead it's a smart but still rather ordinary comedy that is entertaining but not ground-breaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
December 9, 2011
If you've ever wondered why romantic comedy is in such a sorry state, watch these two appealing actors go through every false note in the book in a movie so disingenuous that the neither premise, the climax, nor the resolution ever feels remotely real.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Leah Rozen
October 7, 2011
Anyone who has ever seen a romantic comedy before knows where this one is going.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
September 19, 2011
Friends with Benefits may not want to admit it, but making a successful rom-com would seem to be harder than it looks.
September 14, 2011
Sadly, the gags and the spicy dialogue aren't funny enough to make this work and it's only when Timberlake and Kunis start letting their characters' respective guards down that the film becomes more involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 11, 2011
It's smart, sexy and moderately amusing.
September 10, 2011
Gluck has given us a story with a really smart and sassy burst of contemporary relationship strife that stealthily draws you into the Timberland-Kunis magnetism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
September 9, 2011
Good clean fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 9, 2011
At the start, the film is clever enough to send up the whole rom-com formula with Dylan and Jamie neatly mocking the genre's conventions as they watch a video of Sleepless In Seattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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