• Released
  • February 17, 2012
  • (Limited Sneak Peek 2/14)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film's focus on the contest between the two agents does throw the film off-balance.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Silly action sequences grow tedious and rarely blend with the wannabe madcap comedy.
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Bromance or romance, This Means War feels like something scrawled by enterprising teenagers who developed their concepts of love and espionage from films and TV shows they caught over a few weekends of basic cable surfing.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
"War" is depressingly mean-spirited.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This perfectly dreadful romantic action comedy manages to embarrass its three eminently attractive leading players in every scene, making this an automatic candidate for whatever raspberries or golden turkeys or other dubious awards may be given in future for the films of 2012.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An ugly, misguided exercise.
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By Ian Buckwalter
With the material they're given, they mostly just seem foolish for showing up to the movie to begin with. Audiences would do well to avoid the same mistake.
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31 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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