The Love Punch (2014)
Critic Consensus: In spite of a pair of extremely talented leads and a premise that should lend itself to entertaining action and comedy, The Love Punch manages to waste it all on a bungled attempt at classic caper cinema.
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Thompson is one of those rarities who shines in just about anything. Her crack timing enlivens even her worst lines.
Alas, there are no sparks. There is no excitement. Hopkins' clumsy script simply bumbles its way past plot holes into predictabilities.
Most everything about this movie is predictable within the first few minutes ...
Hopkins managed a genuine delight a few years ago with "Last Chance Harvey," starring Thompson and Dustin Hoffman as two late-in-life lovers in London. But his new script has none of that wit.
Audience Reviews for The Love Punch
Well, its got all the right stuff, which is to say talent in the form of a great cast, and the intention is maybe okay, maybe a kinda modern day update on The Thin Man series of classic Hollywood days. It only lacks a decent script. There is no lively dialogue, not even funny dialogue. You watch Thompson and Brosnan, obvious favorites, and wait for the sparkle, the shine, the ha-cha-cha ... but it never arrives. In the end its simply a missed opportunity. Sad.
A british comedy with a great british cast, but maybe one for a rainy sunday to fully appreciate it!
A tremendously enjoyable and feel-good romantic comedy caper that's filled with huge laughs and great chemistry from its wonderful four leads. Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are simply brilliant together, they have such funny and gorgeous chemistry that looks so natural and honest. Timothy Spall and Celia Imria are a blast. These four outstanding artist have never been funnier and are solid joy. An exciting, hilarious and wickedly entertaining movie. I absolutely loved this film. It's smart, compelling and refreshingly energetic. A good natured, wacky, screw-ball caper that you will want to watch again. 95 minutes of fun that you don't want to pass up. A comedy that packs real comedic punch.
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