Collapses into the most generic sort of teen movie-ville, just at the moment it's convinced you that its lightly appealing stars are capable of better.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The director, Shawn Levy, and the screenwriter, Sam Harper, hardly overtax themselves, contriving to make these young lovers bump into as many walls and doors as possible to wring laughs from a feeble premise.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
- Guardian [UK]
This film ... thinks it's being cute when in fact it's being exceedingly irritating.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Yes, it's as bad as it looks.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
A veritable orgy of strained physical gags, inane vulgarity and poor comic timing.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
The film's insistence that these two kids belong together for eternity should persuade only the credulous and unmarried. (I give them six months, personally.)
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Hackneyed star-brite Brittany Murphy-Ashton Kutcher rom-com.
Laura Sinagra - Village Voice
For a teen-geared trifle, this is feel-good fun with its heart in the right place.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
A little too lacking in sophistication to really stand out.
Gary Dowell - Dallas Morning News
Ditches the expected route and comes out surprisingly original and endearing.
Ricardo Baca - Denver Post
An ungainly and witless comedy.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
I laughed exactly once during the whole film.
John Petrakis - Chicago Tribune
Even when this sitcom about honeymooners in hell was recycling lame jokes from National Lampoon's European Vacation, Kutcher retained a doofus dignity that made me laugh.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Rubbery-faced Kutcher is a nice match for Murphy, and their chemistry keeps the movie afloat even when the gags stretch thin.
Randy Cordova - Arizona Republic
The filmmakers themselves betray a lack of knowledge about the Old World, while unfailingly repeating physical hijinks one time too many.
Robert Koehler - Variety
Sitcomish, stereotypical and sporadically funny.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
The gags fall into four categories: (a) stale, (b) dumb, (c) vaguely tasteless or (d) all of the above.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
Brittany Murphy and Ashton (Dude, Where's My Car?) Kutcher plunge themselves into this potentially sludgy material ... with such game energy and velocity, they actually whip it into something frothy and fun.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
In the end, a few genuinely funny moments aside, the script is simply too predictable and unvarying to earn the viewer's loyalty.
Ray Conlogue - Globe and Mail
It takes a number of awkward running steps at the beginning and then founders irrevocably midway through.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Just uninspired and mostly unfunny.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Director Shawn Levy clearly wants to target teens and young adults, but the demographic engineering feels forced, turning potentially funny situations into lame physical bits.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Of interest only as a product of such generic blandness as to be absolutely airtight: not a whiff of originality or real life has been allowed to spoil its plastic perfection.
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
Immature and annoying; the jokes are tired.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
- Film Threat
The outside seat-fillers at the screening happily ate up every unsurprising, unfunny second, but that doesn't mean that you have to.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Besides the sub-par script the problem is that Kutcher and Murphy have zero chemistry.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
...it's the paper-thin characters and utterly predictable storyline that does the film in.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
...nails the lowest possible IQ in the audience by being as insipid as it is boring.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A pleasant, undemanding date movie.
Scott Russon - Empire Magazine
Depois de bombardear o mundo com o pessimo Sonho de Campeao, o roteirista Sam Harper levou dez anos ate conseguir ver este seu novo trabalho chegar as telonas. Ele deveria ter esperado mais vinte anos.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
- This is London
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Murphy has no comic timing and Kutcher overcompensates.
Stella Papamichael - BBC
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
[Murphy] shouldn't have chosen Just Married, with its irritating script and banal premise, as her first romantic comedy to topline.
Susannah Gora - Premiere Magazine
Move over Britney Spears and all other aspiring Britney wannabees. There's a new Britney in town and her name is Brittany Murphy. .
Shannon J. Harvey - Sunday Times (Australia)
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
In watching the harried antics of a blustery mismatched married couple in the disjointed Just Married, is there anyway we can get our 95 minutes annulled from this marital mockery?
Frank Ochieng - TheWorldJournal.com