Friends With Benefits Reviews

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July 29, 2011
All of these quirky details felt like independent pieces crammed together for the sake of edginess.
July 28, 2011
The promise of a fresh, realistic take on relationships nosedives into the same shallow end of the stale, stagnant impulse pool where they factory farm every other contemporary rom-com.
July 27, 2011
A more accurate title for Friends with Benefits would be Pretty People Trying Way Too Hard For Our Amusement.
July 27, 2011
The whole thing - which overstays its welcome at two full hours - quickly turns into a mostly painless eye-roller.
July 27, 2011
I'd like to see Timberlake and Kunis together in a smarter romantic comedy someday. They deserve better than this creaky script.
July 23, 2011
An unfunny, unromantic attempt at a sex comedy with some of the most boring bedroom scenes ever filmed.
July 23, 2011
The final third of the movie is a maudlin, irritating and, worst of all, slow-moving bore.
July 22, 2011
Drab and lifeless...pretends to upend the tired conventions of the genre while actually embracing each and every one of them.
July 22, 2011
Timberlake and Kunis try hard to keep this charm machine purring, and they do indeed have traces of chemistry... But their chemistry is at the service of a science project we've all seen before.
July 22, 2011
It's gross and kind of embarrassing. For everyone.
July 22, 2011
A glossy, empty after-dinner mint of a movie, endlessly predictable and surprisingly short on real laughs.
July 22, 2011
You should always be ashamed of yourself if you are copying Ashton Kutcher.
July 21, 2011
Mediocre more than an utter failure, "Friends with Benefits" ought to be forgotten in the shadow of the smarter, funnier, sweeter, and altogether superior "No Strings Attached."
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.
July 21, 2011
Though it aims to upend the increasingly defunct romantic-comedy genre, Friends With Benefits quickly falls prey to the same clichs.
July 21, 2011
Kunis and Timberlake are winningly comfortable with one another, even if the movie isn't always comfortable with itself.
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.
July 21, 2011
He's "emotionally unavailable." She's "emotionally damaged." The movie: emotionally fake.
July 21, 2011
The idea of romantic comedies is that you want to see the two leads get past all their false starts and misunderstandings and get together. But what happens if you just don't care?
July 21, 2011
Despite a pair of livewires in the leads, Friends With Benefits is just not enough.
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