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Friends With Benefits Reviews

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September 9, 2011
Friends With Benefits almost gets away with the double standards because Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are such an attractive pairing.
September 9, 2011
These smart actors are deconstructing their own glamour and seem far more scrumptious as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2011
You can tell this romantic comedy thinks it's a cut above from the way it keeps sniggering at the feebleness of other romantic comedies -- a risky strategy, as it turns out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 9, 2011
Friends with Benefits finally succumbs to the same romcom clichés it mocks, but the sappy ending doesn't entirely spoil what's gone before... it gets the balance right between raunchiness and sweetness.
September 8, 2011
A charmless re-tread of a well-worn storyline about two yuppie friends trying to embark on a sexual relationship free of commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2011
Really: no benefits to watching this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2011
Ultimately, it's as conventional as the romantic-comedies it mocks. Still, fans of the stars should get satisfaction.
September 8, 2011
It's perky enough, but as unlovable as Timberlake is unlovable. There's something appallingly lifeless in his smile: as though it were pulled up by hooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2011
Friends With Benefits has some genuine pleasures to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2011
Consider our faith in Hollywood romance restored. For now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2011
Dylan and Jamie have best friends, sounding boards so you can know what they're thinking, because if they didn't say it out loud you wouldn't be able to tell they were thinking, at all.
September 8, 2011
The script crackles with more electricity than we've come to expect from this genre of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2011
Not quite the whip smart dissection of the genre that it wants to be, but there are plenty of decent laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
The chemistry between Kunis and her co-star Justin Timberlake is electric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
While showing a healthy disregard for romantic comedies, director Will Gluck's follow-up to his equally raunchy sleeper smash Easy A is essentially When Harry Met Sally for the i-generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2011
Hugely enjoyable and frequently funny, this gets everything right that the similarly themed No Strings Attached got wrong, thanks to a witty script, assured direction, believable characters and smoking hot chemistry between its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2011
This coasts along just fine thanks to charm and comical interludes, but it fails to deliver the sassy story it promises. Fine for a romantic comedy, but an inferior follow up to director Gluck's edgier Easy A.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2011
In acts two and three it becomes more predictable in each of the ideals it berates in act one, and not in a clever or ironic way; Katherine Heigl may as well have taken on the lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2011
It's got witty moments and (for an American picture) some relaxed, funny, nearly realistic sex scenes but it's too slickly self-aware and intently selling itself at times.
August 26, 2011
The film is touching and funny, and Timberlake proves again that he's a better actor than most pop stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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