The Reunion


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 20, 2011
    The Reunion has no pretensions of originality, and maybe that's just fine. It's relaxing to watch formula roll in front of you if that formula is engaged with affection, and that's the case here, much to the credit of the writer and director, Mike Pavone.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Oct 19, 2011
    Cena handles rough stuff like a pro, and his poker-faced wisecracking isn't bad. But he probably shouldn't quit his day job.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 22, 2011
    A lame action-comedy that seems ready made for undiscerning late-night cable viewing.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 21, 2011
    The "Midnight Run" meets "Bonanza" idea isn't exactly a terrible one, but writer-director Mike Pavone has only one point-and-shoot gear, whether the scene is light comedy, dysfunctional family drama or western-tinged gunplay. (Even television shows these days exhibit more directorial flair and editing variety.)
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 18, 2011
    The resultant smorgasbord is a misshapen mess, short on humor, tension, or chemistry among its bickering protagonists.
  6. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Oct 23, 2011
    Importing WWE's brand of hokey fighting--the most memorable scene, during which Cena jumps from a ledge onto a helicoper, recalls in-the-ring rope-jumping than anything else--into a place where there is an alarming amount of real bloodshed seems unnecessary and somewhat imperious.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 21, 2011
    Mainly for those who are already infatuated with Cena's stoic, Mount Rushmore-esque countenance and who do not find the idea of the big lug leaping off the edge of a cliff onto an airborne helicopter's landing gear remotely absurd.
  8. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 19, 2011
    The action is wan, the laughs hard to come by.
  9. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 21, 2011
    The only real reason to see this movie is to show unwavering loyalty to Cena. And even so, he'll never know if you wait to watch it on cable for free.
  10. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Oct 18, 2011
    Wrestler turned actor (so to speak) Cena is built like a cinder block and has range to match; Embry compensates by capering like a blaxploitation pimp.
  11. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 22, 2011
    A flabby, unfunny action-comedy produced, directed and written by former WWE exec VP Mike Pavone, The Reunion boasts one of the most poorly assembled scripts to emerge from the wrestling franchise.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    I think it was a pretty good movie. John Cena is a much better actor that some of the other wrestlers that have tried! Compared to others II think it was a pretty good movie. John Cena is a much better actor that some of the other wrestlers that have tried! Compared to others I have seen lately, it has a little of everything in it, action, humor, and a story line. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. A decent movie with good acting. Defently aims at alot of groups. Humor, action etc. My only problem with the movie was the lady firing the shotgun from a long distance, twice in the movie, and killing someone. We all know, or atleast most of us, that shotguns are meant up close and only work that way. Unless it was pure luck shots, which it must have been, that was the only really bad thing in the movie. It had a nice ending, with moral in it. Some movies end without moral and sad, twisted endings. This isn't one of them, so well done on that one. Cena was surprisingly good as an actor, I wouldn't mind seeing him act in more films in the future. Full Review »