This Means War details
|Formats:||12 DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Abigail Spencer, Laura Vandervoort, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX|
|Collections:||Action Adventure Films, Our Favourites|
This Means War
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Aug 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
An ill-concieved take on the two guys one girl formula that fails to impress.
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Girls you should know better. - Grow up!By psychiccritic (6 reviews) , 29 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]No, no, no, no, no!
If you like this film then i see a future of crying, chocolate and cats featuring heavily in your future.
This is a Boots, Mecca Bingo, Hair colouring products, Iceland ad of a film.
Truly, truly awful.
If Tom Hardy did not fire his agent for this...
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Solid performances in run of the mill filmBy vidmon (59 reviews) , 05 May 2012The critics royally panned this film.
There are things wrong with this film but not that wrong to give this film the negative remarks it got.
The positives are that the performances are well done, with Reese Witherspoon giving another good performance in an average film. While Hardy and Pine's buddy chemistry is top notch and really believable.
The negative: the trailer asks Witherspoon's character to pick but as soon as one key character turns up, you know how the film's going to end, which sort of make the rest of the running time pretty pointless.
The direction is what you would expect from a music video director,all style over substance. The film also feels like it's going through the motions, and the cast are perhaps too old for their characters.
Still there are some good laughs and bottom line is, I wasn't completely bored watching this film.
This is a funny action packed rom-com.By Fishy182 (29 reviews) from Uxbridge , 21 Mar 2012The lead roles are played well and are entertaining enough to keep your attention through the movie.
You'll find at least a few scenes that will make you laugh.
The spy parts to plot take a back seat after the intro and don't make another appearance other than to build to the films finale.
No where near as bad as I though it would be, worth the watch.
(It would make a good date film) However I won't be watching it twice.
Watch it .By 3003 (2 reviews) , 18 Mar 2012Good film. Very funny. Makes you want to work for the FBI haha. Chris Pine & Tom Hardy are awesome to watch, funny and gorgeous :). Reese Witherspoon was funny too. Definitely worth a watch. I am definitely going to buy it on Blu Ray.
This Means WatchableBy Andoverian (49 reviews) from Andover , 04 Mar 2012What lets this film down is that most of the best bits are in the trailer. However, there are still some fresh laughs to behold and another plus point not shown in the trailers is the fact that there's actually a bad guy to deal with, so it gives it a more sinister storyline rather than just a story about two blokes trying to get the same girl.
Hardy and Pine make a decent enough pairing, although a long way off the hilarity of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence a la Bad Boys. But they are guys to watch (and the girls will love them), and Hardy especially showing his versatility with his first comedy role.
Definitely watchable, with some stylish action scenes, although I felt that some of them were a bit unbelievable, hence 3 stars as opposed to 4.
Two CIA agents. One woman. Let this predicatable but entertaining war commence.By Damo13666 (14 reviews) from Chippenham , 03 Mar 2012Director McG. Staring Chris Pine (Star Trek and Unstoppable), Tom Hardy (Star Trek Nemesis and Inception) and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions and Walk The Line) bring to life Two CIA agents who discover they are trying to date the same woman. The resulting outcome of this fude is high octane and hilarious.
Some really good action pieces mixed in with a lot of good humour. 'This Means War' is a really enjoyable view.
Do not for one second take this film seriously as the plot is thin (taking down the bad guy doesn't feature much) and what plot there is, is really predictable.
Overall it makes you laugh (which is more than can be said for some of it's genre) it keeps you entertained and you walk away feeling like the cinema fee was worth it this time.