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This is 40 Reviews

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J. Olson
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
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
This is funny?
Full Review | Original Score: **
Rebecca Cusey
December 21, 2012
Once again, the insightful Judd Apatow has put his finger on Generation X. Sadly, the result is not encouraging.
Jeff Beck
December 20, 2012
If Apatow had any deeper message, it ends up getting drowned in this mess, but that's bound to happen when you try to take a premise that might barely support 80 minutes and stretch it well past its breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 19, 2012
Teetering between tepidly humorous and totally unfunny, Judd Apatow's crazy long crudefest plays like bits and pieces of a stand-up routine that would get a comedian booed off the stage.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
December 6, 2012
This is 40......minutes too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 15, 2013
It is, in its quieter way, more pointlessly indulgent than The Matrix Revolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
January 18, 2013
Apatow seems to be offering autobiography as entertainment, but while aiming for blunt honesty, This is 40 is simply dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
Yet for every witty line or cool cameo there's a most Apatowian artificiality, especially considering he's cast his actual family members in these sometimes unflattering roles. This Is what? Some kind of cruel therapy?
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
December 16, 2012
A deadly combination of bloated, stagnant, self-indulgent and self-pitying - all of which might be forgivable, if it weren't also so embarrassingly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
December 21, 2012
But by making all these movies at the same time, Apatow has diluted his product to the point that "This Is 40" is mostly tedious and unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
December 20, 2012
Gradually you come to realize you're trapped watching a bunch of people you don't like who stopped being funny a while ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
February 15, 2013
It's a sitcom, then, with no real story or structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
January 16, 2013
Every conversation feels like it's a minute too long. It's as if these characters are trying too hard to demonstrate their flaws and insecurities.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nicola Balkind
The Skinny
February 14, 2013
A family drama that lacks structure and salvages only a little heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
December 21, 2012
An utter failure, This is 40 exposes the inherent weaknesses to the Apatow approach to filmmaking. Even funny people can make an unfunny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 21, 2012
It's great that Apatow isn't afraid to dig deep to mine the uglier sides of matrimony, but his unusual personal connection to the material and the somewhat off-putting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 20, 2012
Stupid freaking Judd Apatow, with his stupid freaking foul-mouthed and sentimental "Hobbit"-length comedies, his stupid freaking insistence on not only peopling them with his old comic cronies, but his wife and cursing kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 27, 2012
There is a profound tone deafness to This is 40, yet another overly long, overly whiney and overly crude exploration of Apatow's bloated ego...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Devin Faraci
December 17, 2012
A tedious, unpleasant experience that meanders on its way to a trite, pat conclusion.
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