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  • Summary: When their retirement nest egg is wiped out, Richard (Pierce Brosnan) and Kate (Emma Thompson), a divorced couple whose banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished, scheme to steal a $10 million diamond from the French financier who defrauded them. Roped in to assist in the heist are the couple’s former neighbors (Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie) who are also rooting for the couple's reconciliation. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Stephan Lee
    May 21, 2014
    67
    There’s nothing remotely original about the premise, and jokes about prostates feel more pandering than funny, but the leads make this dumb romantic caper watchable.
  2. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Apr 14, 2014
    60
    The by-the-numbers plotting is a little clunky but there's fun to be had in the cast's easy chemistry.
  3. Reviewed by: Charles Gant
    Apr 15, 2014
    50
    A creaky heist-caper comedy that hopes to get by on sunny amiability.
  4. Reviewed by: Abby Garnett
    May 20, 2014
    50
    The Love Punch is too sunny and self-effacing to be truly toxic.
  5. Reviewed by: Courtney Shea
    May 22, 2014
    50
    The Love Punch feels like a remake of an old MGM caper comedy. It’s not, but it feels that way, which will certainly set it apart from the Disney villains, X-people and radioactive sea monsters of the summer movie schedule.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 23, 2014
    40
    With their unforced magnetism, Brosnan and Thompson are persuasive as exes who still have chemistry... They have the verve and comic chops to ignite sparks, à la Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, but this Punch never truly connects.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    May 21, 2014
    25
    Manages to be excruciatingly unfunny despite the presence of Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson in the lead roles.

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