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  • Summary: The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Feb 15, 2012
    As is true in most buddy pictures, the real love in This Means War is between FDR and Tuck. Pine and Hardy are an odd choice as Men Who Bond. Pine behaves like a player on Entourage; Hardy broods as if he thinks dating is torture. But as a result, they're kind of cute in an itchy and scratchy way, ­bumping shoulders in a pantomime of what men do in love and war.
  2. 60
    A dating fantasy for girls and an action bromance for guys, This Means War wins the Valentine date crowd in swoops and strokes, but does it lead to swoons? Not really.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feb 16, 2012
    Silly action sequences grow tedious and rarely blend with the wannabe madcap comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Feb 15, 2012
    But Pine playing 1960s-era Shatner – sometimes subtly, sometimes not? That's a terrific gag. Really, it is. Totally inspired. It's just not enough to save this otherwise cookie-cutter bromantic comedy from being anything other than what it is: an inoffensive yawn.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Feb 16, 2012
    A trio of appealing actors is trapped in an action-spiked romcom death-sentenced by a lack of humor, heart and a coherent reason for being.
  6. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Feb 16, 2012
    It's got both a soap opera plotline and a Chuck Norris-load of taxpayer-financed gadgets and gear. It also has Reese Witherspoon in another terrible part.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 14, 2012
    The result is 98 minutes of moronic stupidity already being labeled on the Internet as "the worst movie of the year."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    I think this movie is exactly what it promises to be. If you think you're going to like it, you probably will. If you think you'll hate it, you should probably see something else. It was a completely predictable entertaining bromance. The focus was more on the friendship between the two men, then the love triangle, and the action was very entertaining and tongue in cheek. If you want suspense and mystery, do not watch this movie. If you want something light, and funny, this is a good pick. Expand
  2. Apr 7, 2013
    Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and I think critics were way too hard on it. No, This Means War is not an Oscar worthy film. Yes, the majority of the action scenes were not realistic and it was easy to tell when a green screen was used, but This Means War isn't meant to be purely action based nor is it meant to be taken seriously. As a Rom-Com, the movie was spot-on. The acting was great (my personal favorite was Pine not only is the man BEAUTIFUL but he was very fun and charismatic) and I found myself laughing quite a bit throughout. If you're looking for a lighthearted and fun Rom-Com, I would absolutely recommend This Means War. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2012
    HILARIOUS! and serious eye candy. It was funny. It was sexy. It was pointless but so so good. Reese was a nice addition and the boys were super sexy. "make it rain" LOVE THAT! Expand
  4. May 28, 2012
    A decent film that does what it's supposed to. It's pretty entertaining and has some funny moments, I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it, its the sort of film I'd enjoy watching with friends. Hardy and Pine make a good double act. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2014
    "Don't choose the better guy, choose the guy that's gonna make you the better girl." - Trish

    A combiation of Action Movie with Comedy
    Romance..It's ok. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    I can't make myself hate this movie because I actually enjoyed it. There is enough comedy to make it amusing, and the story is not bad either. It is short on action, but there are just enough thrills to make it an overall good movie. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2012
    McG is a poor mans Michael Bay, which is pretty damn bad. If you don't see the ending coming from a mile away, you must be slow. Predictable, unfunny and for an "action rom-com" the action is pretty **** and the comedy is lacking, only thing is the "romance" which seems to be more of a "bro-mance" if anything. No chemistry between either lead male and Reese. Train wreck, but no where near as bad as any Adam Sandler movie from last year. Expand

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