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This Means War (2012)



Critic Consensus: 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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The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other. -- (C) Fox

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Chris Pine
as FDR Roster
Til Schweiger
as Heinrich
Rosemary Harris
as Nana Foster
George Touliatos
as Grandpa Foster
Paul Wu
as Korean Leader
Daren A. Herbert
as Agent Bothwick
Kevin O'Grady
as Agent Boyles
Jesse Reid
as Agent Dickerman
Viv Leacock
as Agent Downing
Kasey Ryne Mazak
as Ken (Sushi Chef)
Kevan Ohtsji
as Sushi Chef
Blaine Patry
as Bucket Head Kid
Aleks Paunovic
as Karate Dad
Joey Forfellow
as Karate Kid
Jakob Davies
as Boy with Glasses
Patrick Monroe
as Tuck Sparring Partner
Elizabeth Weinstein
as Smart Consumer Receptionist "Ella"
Ash Lee
as Smart Consumer Employee
Conrad Coates
as Smart Consumer Guard "Hudson"
Lauren Dowe
as Sweater Set Girl
Lee Razavi
as Goth Girl
Affion Crockett
as Video Clerk
Jennifer Kitchen
as Focus Group Woman
Lossen Chambers
as Focus Group Woman
John Stewart
as Trish's Husband
Jill Teed
as CIA Agent
Graeme Goodhall
as Dancer (Waiter)
Alex Pesusich
as Dancer (Waiter)
Che Pritchard
as Dancer (Waiter)
Daruisz Slowick
as Strip Club Bouncer
Klodyne Rodney
as Dog Shelter Worker "Betty"
Mason Brown
as Dog Shelter Kid "Nick"
Thomas J. Potter
as CIA Clerk "Jenkins"
Desiree Zurowski
as Older Family Friend
Fred Henderson
as Older Family Friend
Gretal Montgomery
as Flight Attendant "Maya"
Michael Papajohn
as German Groom
Arien Boey
as Trish's Kid
Mike Johnson
as Heinrich's Driver
as CIA Handler (Helicopter Handler)
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Critic Reviews for This Means War

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (56)

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.

March 19, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

McG directs as if on autopilot, and while the action scenes are technically proficient they're so lacking in energy and momentum you kind of wonder if the adrenaline junkie wunderkind threw them in as some sort of afterthought.

March 17, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A film during which very bad things happen very often, and none of them are noticeably funnier than genital trauma brought on by an air rifle.

March 2, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

All sorts of laugh-free and unrelaxed shenanigans.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

No. More. McG. Please.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Yet another case of Hollywood execs trying way too hard to give the audience what they think it wants.

February 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Means War

Another bland, boring and misfire of a romantic comedy, this film could have been terrific, but it wastes all its potential on such a lacking script that elements that normally would gel together simply don't. Instead, This Mean War is a tedious affair, a film that relies on genre clichés in order to create its plot and jokes. I must admit, I did smile a few times, but I didn't laugh one bit. This film really could have been much better, but as it is, it's a film that misses the mark. Considering that Tom Hardy was in this, I was hoping that he would this dreadful picture, but he didn't. This Means War is void of laughter, and it doesn't reinvent the genre in any way. I didn't this film to be as bad as it is, but sadly it is, and it's a film not worth seeing. I was mildly curious to watch the film because, the premise pretty good, but the execution just doesn't deliver. The film might have looked good on paper, but on celluloid it's a whole different story. This is simply a dull picture, one that doesn't succeed at making you laugh or more importantly, entertain you. This is your typical rom-com, and it's quite predictable and though it uses an interesting idea for a story, the payoff is quite weak, and most all, Hardy's skills as an actor are wasted here. However, at least his filmography is pretty solid, and with this bomb, it doesn't anything do tarnish his incredible work. Same goes for Chris Pine, who was wonderful in Star Trek, Smoking Aces and Bottle Shock. This Means War is a wasted opportunity and it really should have been a good affair, but it relies far too much on genre clichés to create its plot that it's just a flat, boring film that fails to grab your attention.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This was an enjoyable film, good to see that there are a few big budget Action/Rom-Coms being made that have a great balance of action and humour. Similar to True lies, Knight & Day and Date Night so if you liked any of those you'll enjoy this to.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer


Unsurprisingly enough an average, unfunny comedy. Amoungst the Love triangle, there's a pointless understory, undeveloped characters and not enough action to make this movie any more exciting.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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