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: Michael Phillips
    Apr 26, 2012
    As in last year's "Bridesmaids," an authentic, dimensional human element animates the jokes and the characters with whom we spend a couple of highly satisfying hours.
  2. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Apr 25, 2012
    A lovely, sweet, funny, romantic, and supremely worthwhile endeavor that unfortunately takes longer to wrap up than it should.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 25, 2012
    A lively, original, and scattershot-hilarious ramble of a Judd Apatow production.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32
  1. May 14, 2012
    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 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
    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 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. Jan 11, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Five-Year Engagement is surprisingly a decent movie.I`t had a bunch of funny lines. Personally I loved when they made fun of him for moving from San Fran to Michigan, cause really who would want to be a Chef in Michigan when you was one in San Fran. Full Review »