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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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Spanning locations in Paris, London and the French Riviera THE LOVE PUNCH brings together Pierce Brosnan (Mama Mia) and Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks) for the first time, as ex-husband and wife Richard and Kate whose biting banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished... Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their retirement nest egg which is wiped out when Richard's investment firm is defrauded and the pension fund is siphoned away. Learning that the unscrupulous French financier behind the scheme has just purchased a $10million diamond for his bride to be, the divorced duo grudgingly agree to set aside their differences, and hatch a plot to gate-crash the wedding and steal the rock. Roped in to assist in the heist are the couple's former neighbours Timothy Spall (The King's Speech) and Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) who are also rooting for their reconciliation. The foursome form an unlikely band of lawbreakers in this classic comedy caper set against the sun drenched backdrop of the Cote d'Azur. (C) Official Site
PG-13 (for some sexual content, language and rude humor)
Art House & International , Comedy
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Pierce Brosnan
as Richard
Celia Imrie
as Penelope
Louise Bourgoin
as Manon Fontane
Laurent Lafitte
as Vincent Kruger
Marisa Berenson
as Catherine
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Critic Reviews for The Love Punch

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (16)

This "Punch" never truly connects.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Thompson is one of those rarities who shines in just about anything. Her crack timing enlivens even her worst lines.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Alas, there are no sparks. There is no excitement. Hopkins' clumsy script simply bumbles its way past plot holes into predictabilities.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Most everything about this movie is predictable within the first few minutes ...

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

May 23, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

A good-natured if strenuously wacky caper comedy about a divorced British couple who plot a diamond heist to save their pensions.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


With two talented lead actors one would expect much and unfortunately The Love Punch is a downer. Not that great of a romantic comedy yet still remains charming in a way.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq

A british comedy with a great british cast, but maybe one for a rainy sunday to fully appreciate it!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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