Critic vs. Critic: Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin Review This Means War
02.17.12 by Chris
In This Means War, two CIA spies (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) go all out to win over Reese Witherspoon. But is this romantic action flick worth their efforts?
Even before opening, this movie was off to a rocky start. Fearing it couldn't compete with The Vow for Valentine's Day weekend, 20th Century Fox pushed back This Means War to this weekend (with a sneak peak in select markets on Tuesday). That was probably a good move because The Vow had a monster opening. So now it's This Means War's turn at the box office.
What did resident ReelzChannel movie experts Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper have to say about it? Well, one called it "wildly implausible," and the other says it gets "sillier and sillier" as it goes. Check out both of their reviews.
Also opening this weekend with much better reviews is The Secret World of Arrietty. Here's what Maltin had to say about the animated tale.
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