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This Means War Reviews

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March 8, 2012
I have never been in a movie screening that had such a divided reaction as This Means War; on one side film critics moaning and groaning from start to finish, on the other a young audience laughing and cheering through every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 5, 2012
This Means War gleefully stirs together the spy caper and rom-com genres, and with Charlie's Angel director McG at the helm the resulting mash-up is everything you'd expect: brash, loud and spectacularly dumb.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 4, 2012
Can [McG's] films get worse?
March 3, 2012
Easily consumable, puerile entertainment with some devilish giggles to be had; the action romantic's must-see in a sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
March 2, 2012
Entertainment at its fluffiest but as a date movie with some genuine laughs, it works - just overlook the voyeuristic undertones and you'll have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Liverpool Echo
March 2, 2012
Hardy struggles to find his comic timing to soften his bruising hard man image while Pine mugs shamelessly.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 2, 2012
A film during which very bad things happen very often, and none of them are noticeably funnier than genital trauma brought on by an air rifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 1, 2012
McG fails to conjure up any exciting or original set-pieces so it falls flat as an action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 1, 2012
Hardy, Pine and Witherspoon manage to inject just enough charm to make it bearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 1, 2012
Not funny, just creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 1, 2012
All sorts of laugh-free and unrelaxed shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jack Jones
Little White Lies
March 1, 2012
No. More. McG. Please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
March 1, 2012
A ridiculous plot is punctuated by out of place action scenes and a chronic lack of humour
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 29, 2012
The only outward emotion you'll experience will be if someone chokes on a piece of popcorn in a nearby seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 29, 2012
Well acted and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, thanks to engaging performances and a script that successfully excuses its slightly dodgy premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
February 29, 2012
This Means War is much like its protagnists, a strange mixture of soulessness and trying way too hard - and, frankly, no one likes a date who is quite so keen to impress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 29, 2012
Yet another case of Hollywood execs trying way too hard to give the audience what they think it wants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 27, 2012
I'd call this How to Lose a Spy in 10 Days, except all along I was rooting for nothing but for Witherspoon to realize what a couple of jerks both guys are and to dump them both...
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 27, 2012
The more I think about this film, the more upset I get.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
February 26, 2012
The guns might suggest it's shaping up to be an action spy caper, but it's just the wrapping for a romcom, like when pet owners shape mince into pellets to conceal medication from their dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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