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      This Means War

      PG-13 Released Feb 17, 2012 1h 37m Action Comedy List
      26% Tomatometer 184 Reviews 56% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings CIA operatives FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are inseparable best friends and partners. Together, their good looks, covert abilities and combat skills rank them among the CIA's elite, but their longstanding personal and professional bond is put to the test when they meet Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). FDR and Tuck both fall hard for the beautiful blonde, turning their deadly skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry against each other in an all-out battle for her love. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A career lowlight for all three of its likable stars, This Means War is loud, clumsily edited, and neither romantic nor funny.

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: C- May 19, 2012 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service It's a brisk sprint over familiar ground with just enough appeal to action addicts and romantic-comedy lovers to amuse fans of both genres. Rated: 3/4 Mar 23, 2012 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times Bathed in bright plastic colours, scored to sleazy jazz funk, This Means War comprises endless short scenes that never quite coalesce into a real motion picture. Rated: 2/5 Mar 19, 2012 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Undemanding in the worst ways, the movie’s director and writers have gone to considerable lengths to make this experience as effortless as possible, yet they make it so very difficult to endure. Rated: 1.5/4 Feb 23, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies This Means War depends on audiences buying into a rather predictable premise of two CIA agents falling for the same woman. Rated: 3/5 May 26, 2022 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) Be forgiving, and it will probably be enough. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 1, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Giorgio G Was acceptable to watch once, and then never ever again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Sarah E I like it a lot. I tend to skip the first 10 and last 20 minutes when rewatching it, but the middle part is really fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/23/23 Full Review Alek P This Means War is a romantic comedy spy film that tries to blend action, humor and romance, but does not succeed on all fronts. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Lauren, a product-testing executive who is dating two CIA agents, FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy), who are best friends and rivals. The agents use their skills and resources to spy on each other and sabotage their dates with Lauren, while also dealing with a vengeful criminal (Til Schweiger) who is after them. The film has a fun premise, but it doesn't really exploit it fully with a weak script and uneven performances. The plot is predictable, the jokes are mostly clichéd and the action scenes were so shaky and all over the place that I couldn't tell what was going on half the time. The film also suffers from a lack of chemistry between Witherspoon and Pine. Unlike Hardy's smooth-talking character who instantly clicks with Witherspoon's, Pine's character just comes off as a cocky a**hole who forces himself on women. Ultimately, the film tries to be witty and exciting, but it ends up just being dull. However, the film is not without its merits. The supporting cast, especially Chelsea Handler as Lauren's best friend Trish, provides great comic relief with her snarky comments and hilarious advice. The film also has a catchy soundtrack, which is something, I guess. Another highlight of the film is Tom Hardy's performance as Tuck, who (like previously stated) brings charm and depth to his character, which I think shows his versatility as an actor. He is easily the most likable and relatable character in the film (next to Chelsea Handler's character). The film also has some funny moments here and there, mainly the paintball scene (which actually made me laugh out loud). But unfortunately, the pros of the film don't outweigh the cons. In the end, This Means War is a film that shows potential, but includes a cast and direction that fail to fulfill it. It's (at best) mediocre, and (at worst) deplorable. Just an attempt at mixing genres that doesn't work very well. It is not a total disaster, but it's not very impressive either. You won't be missing out much if you watched something else. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review Emmanuel C Overall a good spy action comedy movie, the rivalry to get the girl is fun, reminds me of Michael Jackson's song with Paul Mcartney the girl is mine and the chase scenes were at the end were good. Worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/01/23 Full Review Miss N My question is Why tom hardy in this kind of movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review jelisije j Two best friends who are the ultimate action heroes fight over the love a girl in this hilarious comedy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis CIA operatives FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are inseparable best friends and partners. Together, their good looks, covert abilities and combat skills rank them among the CIA's elite, but their longstanding personal and professional bond is put to the test when they meet Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). FDR and Tuck both fall hard for the beautiful blonde, turning their deadly skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry against each other in an all-out battle for her love.
      Director
      McG
      Producer
      Robert Simonds, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Simon Kinberg
      Screenwriter
      Timothy Dowling, Simon Kinberg
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Overbrook Entertainment, Robert Simonds Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Sexual Content/References|Language|Some Violence and Action)
      Genre
      Action, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 17, 2012, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $54.8M
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Stereo
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