Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 14 out of 27
  1. 38
    Would it have been that much more difficult to make a movie in which Tom and Sarah were plausible, reasonably articulate newlyweds with the humor on their honeymoon growing out of situations we could believe? Apparently.
  2. 38
    Sitcomish, stereotypical and sporadically funny romantic comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Reasonably painless if you've never seen a comedy about the travails of newlyweds.
  4. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    30
    The film's only sparks are generated by Tom's last-ditch attempt to win back Sarah's affections, but they come too late to redeem the picture from its surfeit of over-the-top physical comedy and low-brow jokes.
  5. Reviewed by: Graham Robinson
    30
    As long on violent slapstick as a Three Stooges retrospective.
  6. Dude, where's the script? Just Awful.
  7. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are attractive and skilled performers as the film's newlyweds, but the movie is so mechanical it's like watching Barbie and Ken dolls going through the motions.
  8. 25
    Just Married is what industry people refer to as "January Junk," cinematic flotsam that gets tossed ashore once they have cleared the shelves of Oscar contenders.
  9. Most of the incidents are harmlessly derivative, but the movie has a mean streak that undermines our empathy for the characters, particularly Tom.
  10. 20
    Director Shawn Levy brings a yeoman-like joylessness to the project, spoiling whatever fun might have been had. Kutcher and Murphy seem game enough, and it's a testament to their charisma that they're the hardest element of the film to hate.
  11. 10
    Unlike Reese Wither-your-spoon, stagy Murphy actually does deserve her own "Philadelphia Story," or "Singin' in the Rain." She's obviously a camp genius (see "Clueless," not "8 Mile"), but this dopey script, topped with too-pretty Kutcher's rote 70's Show blowups, ain't it.
  12. Don't even consider this when it hits the Blockbuster shelves of shame.
  13. 10
    You know a movie is in trouble when its biggest laughs come not from its lead players but from a dog and a car
  14. Even in the month of January, traditionally a time for movie lovers to expect the worst, this cheapo feature, directed by Shawn Levy, takes the stale cake for witlessness.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    10
    Very funny movie, and actors did a nice job there. This movie was so funny I laughed so hard I thought it would be boring and not funny but it was awesome 10!!!!!. Full Review »