Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Apr 26, 2012
    20
    Sometime around what I guessed to be the one-hour mark in The Five-Year Engagement, I checked my watch and honestly thought the battery had given out. Five years doesn't begin to tell the interminable tale.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. May 14, 2012
    3
    Blunt and Segel are both very good. I see them both being very successful in both comedy and drama. They are both in the select category ofBlunt and Segel are both very good. I see them both being very successful in both comedy and drama. They are both in the select category of actors who act with their entire faces. Many of the supporting actors were quite good as well. Sadly, the film wastes their considerable talent. The film is just too full of raunch with no good explanation why. Too few truly funny scenes and way too many ugly, raunchy, awkward scenes which added nothing to a good story idea, only made the movie too long. Full Review »
  2. May 2, 2012
    7
    I found myself laughing HARD at many lines and situations throughout this film. It's not the most original story, but I love the way theI found myself laughing HARD at many lines and situations throughout this film. It's not the most original story, but I love the way the writers and directors really put out for laughs. They dwell on the funny and the pervers, and it pays off. The lead actors are solid, but the variety and skill of the very broad supporting cast truly made the film. So yes, I definitely recommend the film - just don't expect Wedding Crashers, Old School, or even Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Just go in ready to laugh at some off-center humor. Full Review »
  3. Oct 27, 2014
    7
    The failure of this film to capture the imagination of the american public can be attributed primarily to the american public's inability toThe failure of this film to capture the imagination of the american public can be attributed primarily to the american public's inability to tolerate films of any subtlety, preferring overt comedies and overt dramas to mixed bunches such as these. A good film, and self-explanatory. Full Review »