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The Five-Year Engagement Reviews

The Five-Year Engagement

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

April 27, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Nicholas Stoller

Starring :

Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Lauren Weedman, Jacki Weaver, David Paymer, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Johnson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..this comedy that has some funny bits but unlike the raucous Bridesmaids is unable to sustain its humor..”
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat [Spirituality and Practice]
“..the usual Apatow comedy themes are touched upon..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
3 of 5

“..the story drags on too long, and it's not as inspired to begin with..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..the script has enough wit and charm to overcome the shackles of its premise..”
by Joe Lozito [Big Picture Big Sound]
3 of 4

“..the level of emotional honesty is refreshingly high, and the level of writing refreshingly sophisticated. Old doughnuts, new doughnuts, it's a good mix..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : B+

“..the comedy even turns violent, with gory incidents involving a crossbow and a lost toe..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5

“..messy and meanders, with some situations playing out more sharply than others..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
3.5 of 5

“..loose flaps, protracted finale and all..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4

“..like most contemporary romantic comedies, The Five-Year Engagement aims to have us leaving the theater feeling good..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B+

“..it's poetically apt thatThe Five-Year Engagement is a lovely, sweet, funny, romantic, and supremely worthwhile endeavor that unfortunately takes longer to wrap up than it should..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
“..isn't afraid of running longer than viewers expect of a romantic comedy..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
4.5 of 5

“..all this character fleshing-out does make for a pretty expansive tale, but "Five-Year Engagement" hardly ever feels drawn out..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]

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