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88
As in last year's "Bridesmaids," an authentic, dimensional human element animates the jokes and the characters with whom we spend a couple of highly satisfying hours.
83
A lively, original, and scattershot-hilarious ramble of a Judd Apatow production.
80
Blunt has never been more relaxed, and she and Segel have a believably warm chemistry. It's also nice to find a romantic comedy with so much respect for both its leads.
80
Feels poignant and real in a way few raunch comedies are.
75
For the most part, The Five-Year Engagement has charm and emotion.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's not impossible to address grown-up issues of commitment, of responsibility, of love, and have some fun, and some profanity, while you're at it.
70
Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel's latest collaboration offers a more relatable rom-com scenario while generating laughs that should still satisfy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" fans.
70
The Five-Year Engagement is, for a movie in which a guy fakes an orgasm and (in a separate incident) stuffs a dead deer in his car's sunroof, very grown-up.
63
Drags and sags at 124 minutes. Luckily, the movie never runs on sitcom empty. How could it, with a terrific cast.
50
In many ways, "Engagement" reflects both the best and worst of Stoller and Segel's creative collaborations.
50
USA Today
The story starts out well, then becomes contrived and goes on too long.
20
Sometime around what I guessed to be the one-hour mark in The Five-Year Engagement, I checked my watch and honestly thought the battery had given out. Five years doesn't begin to tell the interminable tale.

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