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This Means War English Movie Review

This Means War Rating:  2.62/5

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This Means War Movie Review

Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive(CNN-IBN)

This Means War is a formulaic, predictable action-rom-com that’ll win no points for originality, but it’s all so light and frothy and inoffensive that, chances are, you won’t get too bored.There’s a silly subplot about a Russian gangster out for revenge, but that really just serves as an excuse for some car chases and explosions in the action-packed climax. Although the resolution of the “who-will-she-pick?” dilemma feels contrived and underwhelming, it all wraps up so fast, you barely have a chance to complain.I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for This Means War. It’s standard stuff…watchable only thanks to its charming cast.

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Ratings:3.5/5  Reviewer:Allen O BrienSite:Times Of India

All is fair in love and war. And all is fair in love, war… and dating. Or so it seems, for FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) who are CIA agents and best buddies with a dual mission: win over the woman they both claim to be falling in love with — Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) — and keep the friendship going no matter who gets the girl. Now it’s just when the gentlemen’s agreement goes kaput does all the war (of words) in the movie come into play. In fact, more than who wins the girl, it’s the how-they-win-the-girl that keeps the funny bone tickled on and off.But then you do care about who gets the girl in this romcom. Who? Well, as the CIA agents on the run put it: ‘May the best man win… for the lady’!

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Ratings: 2/5  Reviewer:Shaikh AyazSite:Rediff

McG’s This Means War degrades further the quality of breezy, typically happy-ending romantic comedies that Hollywood once excelled at. To keep the plot self-consciously thrilling, director McG (whose real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, who made his big-screen debut with Charlie’s Angels) takes recourse to a spy-at-work setting. Despite this, the film is more a who’s-the-best-man contest between the paramours than about the two agents pursuing their agency’s bête noire, a revenge-seeking criminal.This is a stupid film and commits the even greater mistake of assuming that we, too, are stupid.

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Ratings: 3.5/5  Reviewer:APSite:MSN

It’s essentially a love-triangle version of ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’, rendered even more bombastic in the hands of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ director McG. Naturally, the premise is the most high-concept, contrived confection: Two CIA agents (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who happen to be best friends also happen to fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), who has no idea these guys know each other. They promise their shared pursuit won’t ruin their friendship, but good luck with all that.Screwball and high-tech, ‘This Means War’ aims to provide laughs and thrills at the same time, and only intermittently achieves its goals. Still, the sight of Pine and Hardy one-upping each other for Witherspoon’s affections through ridiculously elaborate dates and outright stalking (with the help of government resources) has its amusing moments.

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Ratings: 2.5/5  Reviewer:Manhola Dargis Site:New York Times

.The filmmakers try a variation on this kiss-kiss, bang-bang theme in “This Means War,” with Tuck and FDR remaining undercover while wooing the unsuspecting Lauren. One problem is that, compared with Angelina Jolie’s Mrs. Smith, Lauren is a weak sister, armed with just a mouthy friend (Chelsea Handler). It doesn’t help that the men’s rivalry soon escalates into spy versus spy shenanigans, and while it’s initially amusing to see them snoop on Lauren, by the time each has planted surveillance bugs in her house, you’re watching a cuddly stalker flick.Would be perfectly acceptable watched on the back of an airline seat or at home while you’re doing housework.

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