“This Means War,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, is another film I have not been interested in seeing, even though the leads are all people I like. Of course, when these types of romantic comedies/romantic-comedy-action films come out, the critics go crazy with it. So it happened with this film.

The critics hated “This Means War,” giving it a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience, however, gave it a 71%. Much like the difference of opinion between the critics and audience with “The Vow,” it would seem that the critics hated for the same reasons many audience members loved it. Let’s see what the critics had to say (some of them go HAM on this film):

“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 Goddykoontz, Arizona Republic

“Rent-a-hack McG directs this brain-damaged screenplay with the skill of a particularly deficient farm animal, and humiliates three talented actors in the process.”–Shaun Munro, What Culture

“Daft competitive seduction is at the heart of this scattershot romantic comedy that veers woefully into uncultivated screwball territory.”–Cole Smithey, ColeSmithy.com

What did you think of this movie? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

Written by: Monique Jones

This Means War

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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