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Friends With Benefits Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Grae Drake
Movies.com
July 29, 2011
All of these quirky details felt like independent pieces crammed together for the sake of edginess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 21, 2011
This hip romantic comedy wants you to know that it's not just an average romcom. It is aware that it's a romantic comedy and acknowledges and mocks the convention of that genre - even as it falls back on them time and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
July 21, 2011
Kunis and Timberlake are winningly comfortable with one another, even if the movie isn't always comfortable with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
An abominable beast of a film.
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.
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.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
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
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 21, 2011
In the world of the contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy, it is in fact not possible for two straight BFFs of the opposite sex to sleep together and not fall in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 8, 2011
Ultimately, it's as conventional as the romantic-comedies it mocks. Still, fans of the stars should get satisfaction.
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
July 21, 2011
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make an attractive couple, but that's the best that can be said for this rom-com that's just as superficial as the clichés it ridicules.
Top Critic
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2011
Even with all their huffing and puffing, this very salty, often funny affair is never quite as satisfying as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
July 27, 2011
A more accurate title for Friends with Benefits would be Pretty People Trying Way Too Hard For Our Amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hazelton
Screen International
July 19, 2011
Friends With Benefits talks like an adult but acts like a teen. The clash between perky style and verbally risque content detracts from the appeal of a strong cast led by Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 20, 2011
A screenplay of cheats and unpleasantries, with director Gluck looking to nudity from Timberlake to keep the target demographic content, using gratuitous rear end shots to deflect attention away from a rotten motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
July 20, 2011
Though Friends with Benefits eventually loses that battle against clichés, that fight is the most interesting thing about the movie by far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 21, 2011
Timberlake and Kunis definitely bring sexy back to a tired formula. If only the movie had been worthy of their expertly playful pairing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
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
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
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
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