The Love Punch (2013) - Comedy

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A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Joel Hopkins
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 10 out of 43 found boring (23.25%)

One-line Reviews (32)

There is really no story here, just fluff, and not pretty fluff.

Frothy enjoyable nonsense .

So I this trailer a few weeks a go and I liked what I saw, it looked funny and entertaining.

A fun and light, entertaining story .

An entertaining and funny movie.

One of the worst movies I've ever tried to watch .

Only slightly derivative, this deliberately clumsy caper is a fun and light, entertaining story about how a divorced must negotiate on a plan to recapture stolen pension funds from a French investment schemer as well as their tangled relationship together.

There are better ways of taking on a cheat, but parts of this are highly entertaining and on that, this one does deliver-put that down to the 4 players mentioned

trite, mundane, substance lacking piece.

It is nonsense, deeply flawed, as shallow and predictable as a stomp in a puddle and unlikely to bother any award ceremonies or be a threat to any hard-hitting movies currently vying for screen space.


Unwatchable .

It's throughly enjoyable as a romantic romp for people with aches and pains .

Simple and predictable.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen, I even signed up to write this review, it was that bad.

However, the stunning locations of Paris and the French Riviera definitely help with taking your mind off the rather silly plot; I ignorantly didn't realize parts of France are so stunningly beautiful.

The premise is nice and simple, a tad boring in places as they use one or two cliché scenes that you get in these types of films; the beginning is a bit slow and some of the jokes fall a bit flat but by the time the plot gets going it's quite enjoyable, the humor is classic British humor mixed with some modern stuff as well which makes a nice blend of funny, the characters were a amusing to watch and although I wasn't invested in their troubles I enjoyed watching them go about the heist.

There is no punch to this love story, the few heartfelt moments are predictable, brushed aside for mundane jokes and terrible impersonations.

It lacks the sharpness required to really satisfy and, with a little more work, it could have been a riot, but it is an easy, enjoyable waste of 90 minutes.

Like 'Welcome to the Punch' of last year, this film too has a similarly bland and unmemorable title.

Enjoyable Fluff .

Oddly enough, even with the outlandish plot, the ending is predictable.

Watching paint dry would have been more fun.

Clichéd script, production values that would have looked outdated in the 50's, a script that is barely worthy of the word, and direction that is predictable and hackneyed.

Here Miss Middleton is given a more dramatic role, she plays a bit of eye-candy who also has a small action scene, all the while also having to use an engaging french- accent.

If your going to watch this thinking it's anything more than an enjoyable Sunday afternoon rom com then you'll be disappointed.

Banal, and a shocking waste of my time and money .

The rest of us were sitting in stony silence gradually getting more and more angry at the waste of our time and hard-earned money.

This film could appeal to anyone, but those who can relate to Empty Nest Syndrome and the challenges of Retirement are its primary audience.

The settings are bright and colourful - incredibly unusual these days - and the movie as a whole is undemandingly enjoyable.

Despite silly plot failings, this movie is worth watching simply to see four really good lead actors show us how it's done.

This movie is an incredible waste of time and money.