This Means War Reviews

  • This Means War may have been hammered together by brute Hollywood force, but there's this going for it: It's game to throw in anything that'll keep the motor running.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Would be perfectly acceptable watched on the back of an airline seat or at home while you're doing housework.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • McG can't seem to decide whether he's making a spy action flick with romance interspersed or a rom-com peppered with action.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Proves to be little more than the canned Spam of the movie world - bland, over-processed and cheap, even when it's spending millions engulfing highways in balls of ludicrous flame.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • You can imagine how the ball got rolling on "This Means War.'' You can also imagine how the folks who rolled the ball started to lose their minds.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • By the time an extended epilogue brings back the characters that you've presumably fallen in love with for a curtain call, it only works as a chance for a head start to the parking lot.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • The kind of rom-com that insults its primary audience and panders to their dates, "War" is depressingly mean-spirited.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • A droopy love triangle seriously short on sexual chemistry, not to mention the kind of playful self-awareness that can spice up even the blandest romantic comedy.

    Kathleen Murphy — MSN Movies

  • The director is McG, who allows no motion to pass without a musical energy boost.

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • If there's anything I hate more than a stupid action comedy, it's an incompetent stupid action comedy.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Note to Witherspoon: This Means War is the sort of consumer product you're supposed to test before you win an Academy Award, not after.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Pine, who expertly approximated William Shatner in the Star Trek reboot, seems to have picked up some of the actor's air of self-serious buffoonery, and it suits him well.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Hardy is raffishly charming. But you don't send a grenade to do a feather's job. Which is exactly the mistake that McG, director of this earsplitting, hyperbolic love triangle, makes.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "This Means War" is the worst McG film yet. And good Lord, that is saying something.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • If you want some nice light yuks, "This Means War" should do the trick.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Oh, it's OK, but you would think that with Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy on board for a romantic comedy, some sparks would fly.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Not even Ms. Witherspoon can save it. It is, however, high time she started thinking about saving herself -- and what's left of her film career.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • This screwball premise lives or dies by the chemistry between Pine and Hardy, who are too busy trying to out-appeal one another to make the buddy dynamic click.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Nearly totally laugh-, chemistry- and coherence-free, this fiasco from the director of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' has a script whose sensible parts would fit on a napkin with enough room left over for the Gettysburg Address.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Not even cutie-pie Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon can hold our attention for long in this ridiculous, bombastic romance.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

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