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This is 40 Reviews

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September 7, 2017
It's like if Knocked Up was instead titled This is 35, and This is 40 were chapter two. It's just redundant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 1, 2017
Worth seeing but a bit of pruning wouldn't have gone amiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2016
It's a little silly, sometimes too pointed, and overly long, but at its heart are perceptive observations about the challenge of long-term relationships, raising a family, and turning 40 -- some of which will ring true for many of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 5, 2016
This Is 40 is intermittently funny, frequently embarrassing and, at 134 minutes, quite a bit too long.
April 17, 2016
Apatow's descent as a storyteller is continuing, and his ear for comedy isn't at its peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 3, 2015
There's a shrillness that is admirable in theory but rather off-putting in practice. It's just not very funny.
December 15, 2013
If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 13, 2013
You get the impression this should have been called Here Are Some Things That Judd Apatow Is Thinking About Right Now, In No Particular Order.
May 13, 2013
For Apatow to get to the point where Oscar voters start taking notice, he needs to start acting more like he's 40, not 14.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 27, 2013
...a collection of demos, obviously inessential but interesting to the cultists.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
April 1, 2013
The most satisfying example yet of why Judd Apatow's become such a formidable comedy brand in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2013
Apatow dips a toe into mature waters, and remembers to bring along the laughs
March 24, 2013
I do not find fault with these characters as I believe they accurately reflect our so-called post-modern times and they deserve to be laughed at.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
March 19, 2013
This Is 40 (40 minutes too long, that is) is getting at something, but it doesn't get there by 40 miles-not more than 40 people outside L.A. will understand it. This is not a refinement of the frat-pack comedy as much as a tombstone for a subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
March 18, 2013
Watching This is 40 actually feels like aging, which isn't precisely a draw.
February 28, 2013
This is funny?
Full Review | Original Score: **
February 17, 2013
This Is 40 is in fact, within its limits, an honest, frank, often painful film about married life, bringing up children, dealing tactfully with difficult parents, getting older without necessarily getting wiser.
February 16, 2013
There are laughs, sure, with Brooks' unabashed moocher coming up with many of the film's best lines... but the overall results are distinctly patchy and at 133 minutes, the film is at least half an hour too long.
February 15, 2013
( ... ) underneath the brashness, there's a tender heart, with the children just being themselves amid adults who are still in love yet in danger of losing their way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2013
It is, in its quieter way, more pointlessly indulgent than The Matrix Revolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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