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This is 40 Reviews

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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 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 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
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 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
This overlong comedy is so episodic that watching it is exactly like sitting through five episodes of a sitcom back-to-back. It's funny and enjoyable, with characters we enjoy watching, but they continually spiral back to where they started
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2013
Even an off-form Apatow is better than most and this entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2013
This is terrifically assured work from Judd Apatow. And most importantly, funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2013
This is 40 has plenty of funny, memorable moments to take away with you
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 14, 2013
However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2013
The Judd-ernaut is back to make you shudder with another comedy that sometimes aims below the belt... but which survives on fair degrees of charm and hilarity, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2013
A real step up for Apatow. His masterpiece? Quite possibly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2013
The set up and sense of humour may be familiar, but This Is 40 still manages to keep it fresh and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2013
Enjoyable and emotionally engaging comedy with a frequently funny script, a likeable cast and a pair of terrific comic performances from Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2013
This Is 40 sees Apatow mistaking his personal life as the perfect fodder for another dramedy that stretches beyond a comfortable running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2013
With his fourth film as writer-director, Judd Apatow has arguably made his most personal film yet, without forgetting to make us laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 11, 2013
Apatow adopts a leisurely pace, but this is a story about middle-age after all and when characters are this much fun, you won't be watching the time go by.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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