The Five-Year Engagement - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Five-Year Engagement Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
Probably should have just focused on the Chris Pratt and Alison Brie characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
More often, the movie reduces everything to sitcom levels of tidiness and routine.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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-
Ben Kendrick
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
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
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
Justin Craig
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
R. L. Shaffer
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
William Bibbiani
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
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 5, 2012
Overlong and curiously (wait for it) unengaging.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
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
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
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
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 22, 2012
A pleasant, if predictable, time-passer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
June 21, 2012
Cut away the flab, and there's probably an adorable hour-long movie in there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
June 21, 2012
It's honest, mature and insightful but also fun, silly and touchingly romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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