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STAR TREK'S Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (BRONSON) portray two spies whose close friendship is torn when an alluring female (Reese Witherspoon) comes between them in this 20th Century Fox comedy. McG directs from a script by Timothy Dowling.

Starring:
Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon
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This Means War

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Laura Vandervoort, Abigail Spencer
Director McG
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX
Rental release 31 August 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Til Schweiger, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Laura Vandervoort, Abigail Spencer
Director McG
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX
Rental release 31 August 2012
Main languages English

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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Mar 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This Means War on paper at least sounded like a complete disaster but manages to be
a completely ridiculous very silly but very funny action comedy about 2 rival spies who end up both falling for the same girl. Tom Hardy and Chris Pine 2 of the best upcoming talents are both very good as the two best friends and CIA agents who both meet and fall for Reese Witherspoon also giving a very good performance and then have a competetion which gets out of hand as each agent attempts to sabotage the other's attempt to win the girl's heart. They both use every trick in the book and use every CIA resource in an attempt to get the girl. Forget reality, the whole film is very over the top, silly, immature but if not taken seriously like it's not intended to be taken seriously then it is a lot of fun with good action scenes. The name McG normally makes me cringe but this is probably his best film. Switch brain off and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 6 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
C.I A Agents 'FDR Foster' ( Chris Pine ) and 'Tuck' ( Tom Hardy ) are partners watching each others back when the chips are down, most importantly of all however they are ''Best-Friends''
'Tuck' meets a girl 'Lauren' ( Reese Witherspoon ) via an on-line dating agency, 'FDR' meets the same girl in a video store.
Competition between the two friends becomes intense as they both do everything to spoil the others chances with 'Lauren'
friendship between the two is put to the test, priority's have changed.
The film with 'Tuck' and 'FDR's' working together as they've always done,, whilst simmering in the background the explosive competition between the two is often quite funny as the two go to great lengths to belittle the other.
well worth a watch at least.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By El Zilcho on 8 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
For some reason this was supposed to be "a career low for all its three stars" according to one review in the press. I am glad I still went to see it! The plot of this comedy, if you don't know, is: two CIA agents and best friends accidentally start dating the same woman. Although they start off amicably, they progressively get down to dirtier tricks to spy on and undermine each other's efforts as they try to out-do themselves in front of her - while keeping their jobs secret and investigating the case of a German assassin heading to LA. Eventually the truth comes out... Who will she pick? How will it all end?

This is NOT one of those films where you are supposed to 'turn off your brain' (like Transformers) and it is definitely not an insipid rom-com. I don't know how, but all the incredible silliness and plot holes just don't matter and actually add to the enjoyment. Yeah, sure, in real life they'd be busted the second they diverted CIA resources to surveillance of a random civilian, and what the heck is an East Londoner doing working at the CIA? Forget it all. Both male stars bring something different to the film and for the girl it is a genuine dilemma of who to pick. I would say there is definite chemistry in both couples, and a believable friendship between the 'lads'.

I was fully expecting to sit through the film with a fixed grin and smile half-heartedly at the bits that were obviously supposed to be funny - I am a bit of tough audience when it comes to comedy and sick of the pulp that Hollywood rams down our throats. Not a bit of it, I totally got involved with the film, laughed, and didn't really see much coming in advance until it didn't matter.

I would really recommend this film (also, a mercifully short 1hr 40mins) for a cheerful evening in, whether by yourself or in a group - especially mixed girls and guys as there is a lot of 'relationship stuff' there to laugh about from both sides.
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By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Nov 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This Means War is a light piece of entertainment. It starts off rather funny but eventually falls into the usual cliches. Two best friends who also happen to be spies end up falling for the same girl. When they realise this the game starts with both guys trying to out do the other to win her affections.

Of course they both use the resources they have at their finger tip to fnd out everything they need to know to woo the girl and this leads to some outlandish skirmishes.

Never mind the fact that they both seem to be happy that they are being cheated on in the first place the film really does need to be taken with a pinch of salt.

The action is okay and the comedy is sporadic but the film is generally fun and would pass a couple of hours easily.
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Format: DVD
Can't really imagine this will appeal to the boys - check out the bad reviews, most of them mail. However for a rainy Sunday afternoon I thought this was great. I rarely laugh out loud at films but did so on a couple of occasions. OK it wasn't going to win any Oscars but it was a light hearted romp. And of course Tom Hardy was his normal gorgeous self.

How earth RW would choose Chris PIne over him is beyond me, but then in Hollywoodland the Yanks are always going to beat the Brits. So if you have a spare couple of hours this is worth giving a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lisa on 7 July 2014
Format: DVD
loved this film at the pictures so wanted it for my easy watch collection. all 3 actors are brill in this but Tom Hardy is the icing on the cake
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Loved it - Fantastic funny mix of romantic comedy and action movie. Made me laugh.

Having discovered and loved Reese Witherspoon in her "Legally blond" movies this was a must watch for me. I wasn't disappointed. As a Star trek fan I should have recognised both Chris Pine and Tom Hardy too, but didn't. As characters in the plot they work well together and it amusing to see how they operate as rivals.

Packed a few surprise too.

Recommended.
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