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Rated PG-13 · 97 minutes · 2012

Action, Comedy
Likable performers can’t save this silly film from running out of steam. Reese Witherspoon plays Lauren, a woman with a job I can’t really explain—she’s some sort of product-quality tester—who winds up dating not one, but two CIA operatives (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who happen to be best friends. The two men find themselves in a competition for Lauren’s hand, and they do all sorts of unethical things to win it. All three are funny, but director McG can’t sustain the premise for the entire running time, and the film runs out of energy. McG, who made the weak Terminator Salvation, is quite a messy director. Full blame goes to him for this one’s failures—because the actors almost pull it off.
Official Site: www.thismeanswarmovie.com
Director: McG
Producer: Robert Simonds, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Simon Kinberg, Michael Green, Jeffrey Kwatinetz, Brent O'Connor and Lisa Stewart
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Angela Bassett, Rosemary Harris, Chelsea Handler, Abigail Spencer, John Ruttan, George Touliatos, Clint Carleton, Warren Christie, Leela Savasta, Laura Vandervoort and Natassia Malthe

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War and other film events around town. 02/16/2012
Portland Mercury Spy vs. Spy vs. Reese Witherspoon This Means War: In which Tom Hardy and Chris Pine make out via the unfortunate proxy of Reese Withersoon's face. by Alison Hallett 02/16/2012
The Coast Halifax This Means War tepid and disappointing Formula action and chauvinistic script do performers (and audience) no favours by Molly Segal 02/16/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Battle-star craptastica: This Means War This Means War is pretty dumb. Worse, it thinks you are, too. by Justin Strout 02/16/2012

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