The Five-Year Engagement - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Five-Year Engagement Reviews

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September 18, 2017
There is an extremely satisfying, mature, giddy happy ending, even while future issues remain unresolved.
June 23, 2013
Probably should have just focused on the Chris Pratt and Alison Brie characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 20, 2013
More often, the movie reduces everything to sitcom levels of tidiness and routine.
June 2, 2013
You'd be challenged to laugh once during a two-hour-plus slog in which much of the intended hilarity resides in frequent utterances of the F-bomb, venison and Wham! posters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 27, 2012
It's a bit over-stuffed, but the narrative does come full-circle and successfully balances charming comedy gags grounded in a memorable and contemporary love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2012
You'll definitely laugh and it's hard to resist the adorableness factor of Blunt and Segel.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5
September 10, 2012
The Jason Segel-Emily Blunt romcom has a cold, standoffish first act but ultimately warms up, becoming a genuinely sweet romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 5, 2012
A bit overlong, with a surprisingly moody middle act, but writer/actor Jason Segel and director/co-writer Nicholas Stoller continue to perfectly balance the laughs with the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 22, 2012
If it sounds melancholy, that's because it's very melancholy, but it's also very funny throughout...
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
August 12, 2012
You could make a case for shearing a little baggage from the run time, but it's hard to complain too much because the laughs keep coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2012
Overlong and curiously (wait for it) unengaging.
June 27, 2012
Instead of being a 90-minute, three-act romantic comedy, this 124-minute plod almost begins to feel like a five-year term at its midpoint low.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2012
The Five-Year Engagement seems at times to have taken its title literally - it's way too long. But though the pace sometimes drags, Blunt and Segal are amiable companions and the lack of gross-out gags makes a refreshing change.
June 24, 2012
Offers plenty of chuckles - although not enough to justify the middle-aged spread of its two-hour running time.
June 24, 2012
As endearing as Segel and Blunt are, The Five-Year Engagement feels ... five years of your life spent waiting for the inevitable, with not as many laughs along the way ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2012
This is a grown-up rom-com that incredibly doesn't outstay its welcome despite a meaty runtime, because Blunt and Segel create charming characters who are easy to root for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2012
[F]eels about five years long. With an almost total lack of... conflict, it feels like it's spinning its narrative wheels... There simply never seems to be any reason why lovebirds Tom and Violet can't just get married already.
June 22, 2012
Somewhere, buried in The Five-Year Engagement, is a sparkling screwball comedy fighting against a turntable running on long play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2012
A pleasant, if predictable, time-passer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2012
Cut away the flab, and there's probably an adorable hour-long movie in there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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