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: Michael Phillips
    Apr 26, 2012
    88
    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: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 25, 2012
    83
    A lively, original, and scattershot-hilarious ramble of a Judd Apatow production.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Apr 25, 2012
    83
    A lovely, sweet, funny, romantic, and supremely worthwhile endeavor that unfortunately takes longer to wrap up than it should.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  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. Mar 18, 2015
    6
    The Five-Year Engagement is a romantic comedy that is more romance than comedy and its too bad considering the cast. Its so hard for JasonThe Five-Year Engagement is a romantic comedy that is more romance than comedy and its too bad considering the cast. Its so hard for Jason Segel to be not be hilarious but I really didn't find him funny and Emily Blunt was not overly funny either. The people who are funny in the movie are the supporting cast, which boasts Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart and the underrated Randall Park. The movie is also quite a bit too long, which is a common problem for Judd Apatow's films (although he only produced this film). Full Review »