The Five-Year Engagement
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A charming, funny, reactionary mating comedy from the Judd Apatow factory..."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Probably should have just focused on the Chris Pratt and Alison Brie characters."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's a bit over-stuffed, but the narrative does come full-circle and successfully balances charming comedy gags grounded in a memorable and contemporary love story."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"A bit overlong, with a surprisingly moody middle act, but writer/actor Jason Segel and director/co-writer Nicholas Stoller continue to perfectly balance the laughs with the drama."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"An exemplary modern romantic comedy, personal and symbolic, goofy and substantial, tightly imagined yet loosely strung, wise in bewilderment."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A fun, entertaining picture, and another credit to Segel's rising career as a writer and star."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"More often, the movie reduces everything to sitcom levels of tidiness and routine."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"You'll definitely laugh and it's hard to resist the adorableness factor of Blunt and Segel."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"If it sounds melancholy, that's because it's very melancholy, but it's also very funny throughout..."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"Like Apatow's "Funny People," the film is an intentional hybrid: half gag comedy, half open-ended exploration of everything that can go wrong -- and occasionally right -- between two people whom nature, if not society, means to be together."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"[It] feels poignant and real in a way few raunch comedies are."
‑ Andrew Lapin, NPR
"You'd be challenged to laugh once during a two-hour-plus slog in which much of the intended hilarity resides in frequent utterances of the F-bomb, venison and Wham! posters."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"The Jason Segel-Emily Blunt romcom has a cold, standoffish first act but ultimately warms up, becoming a genuinely sweet romantic comedy."
‑ Justin Craig,
"You could make a case for shearing a little baggage from the run time, but it's hard to complain too much because the laughs keep coming."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
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