The Five-Year Engagement - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Five-Year Engagement Reviews

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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
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.
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
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
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
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 21, 2012
It's a long day's journey into relationship insight, but with fun on the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 21, 2012
It brings a light touch to modern romance, and the fact that commitment phobia, so long a male prerogative, is now being claimed by women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 21, 2012
It's not one that you'd need to see again and again, but it does leave a very sweet taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 21, 2012
It's corny, but it keeps us laughing all the way through while stirring in some genuinely sweet moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
June 20, 2012
Watchable comedy with superb comic performances and a steady stream of decent gags, but it's also a good twenty minutes too long and is occasionally let down by some lazy plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
June 19, 2012
Another solid hit from Planet Apatow - charming, funny and remarkably in tune with real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Horkins
Total Film
June 13, 2012
What The Five-Year Engagement lacks in belly laughs it makes up for in heart and soul, successfully exploring the genuine greys of a relationship instead of painting them black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
June 12, 2012
Segel and Blunt are charming as ever, and an accomplished supporting cast includes Chris Pratt as Tom's incidental bromance Alex and Rhys Ifans as Violet's lecherous mentor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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