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This Means War Reviews

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September 28, 2017
Plot wise, the film is quite shaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
February 14, 2012
The only reason this one escapes the drudges of the purely rotten is because Hardy is so damn charming. How dare everything else spoil my holiday eye candy?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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