This Means War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

This Means War Reviews

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August 21, 2017
In continuing his trend of campy dialogue and cliched special effects, [McG] has made a romantic comedy involving dueling spies that even a monkey could figure out.
March 14, 2013
The laziest, most cack-handed, most unromantic and most excruciatingly unfunny rom-com I can remember having to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 16, 2012
Being a little absurd is acceptable, but completely throwing reality out the window in a film that tries to ground itself in it is pushing it too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2012
Bathed in bright plastic colours, scored to sleazy jazz funk, This Means War comprises endless short scenes that never quite coalesce into a real motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2012
No. More. McG. Please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 13, 2012
This Means War remains a vapid, rushed effort that pays little attention to its characters in favour of making sure it hits every comedy and action beat on time with a reliable but ultimately tuneless drum.
February 16, 2012
Seems to have been made by men who have never met a woman, much less asked her what she wants.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2012
This Means War seems so concerned with being the best product, it doesn't even know how to be good trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
February 17, 2012
Even though this movie has some good bits and sweet moments straight out of a teenage girl's dream journal, the weak spy subplot is meant to do nothing more than distract you from a bunch of supposedly romantic nonsense happening onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 15, 2012
Rent-a-hack McG directs this brain-damaged screenplay with the skill of a particularly deficient farm animal, and humiliates three talented actors in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 13, 2012
Not even [the stars'] innate magnetism, comic timing, and outrageous gorgeousness can make this 14-year-old screenplay seem fresh, nor can the execution be willed into excellence by the hypnotic blueness of their eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
February 16, 2012
While it wants to be all things to all people by aiming for a heady mix of manly spy action and ladylike rom-com flourishes, it ends up being more of a misguided "bromance" with Reese Witherspoon as the MacGuffin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2012
I didn't want either of the two guys to earn her affections. They're both superficial jerks - an opinion that didn't change throughout the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 16, 2012
A good parody takes a finesse that isn't in the vocabulary of McG, a bargain-basement Michael Bay more concerned with cool than coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
September 8, 2013
This Means War finds all new ways to insult 50% of the world's population. Women, hey? Who needs 'em? Not men, that's who! Until they do, I guess
February 15, 2012
Far too unpleasant and ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
April 29, 2012
...more like a business plan than a movie, and it's difficult to imagine that any of the professionals who collaborated to produce it would ever want to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
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