The Love Punch
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Spanning locations in Paris, London and the French Riviera THE LOVE PUNCH brings together Pierce Brosnan (Mama Mia) and Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks) for the first time, as ex-husband and wife Richard and Kate whose biting banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished... Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their retirement nest egg which is wiped out when Richard's investment firm is defrauded and the pension fund is siphoned away. Learning that the unscrupulous French financier behind the scheme has just… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This "Punch" never truly connects."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Most everything about this movie is predictable within the first few minutes ..."
‑ Courtney Shea, Globe and Mail
"The jokes are as creaky as the would-be robbers' ageing bodies, but Thompson's air of wry disdain and Brosnan's frisky playfulness are enormously winning."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A delightful, breezy and outrageously funny slice of mindless entertainment with a charming cast."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A heist-caper comedy with Emma Thomson and Pierce Brosnan as a winsome couple on a grand adventure to recover their love and much more."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Thompson is one of those rarities who shines in just about anything. Her crack timing enlivens even her worst lines."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Hopkins managed a genuine delight a few years ago with "Last Chance Harvey," starring Thompson and Dustin Hoffman as two late-in-life lovers in London. But his new script has none of that wit."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The lead actors outshine a predictable script in this globetrotting romantic caper."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson...make a charming couple. But their best efforts can't save Joel Hopkins' weak script,...which he also directed, clumsily."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Despite Brosnan and Thompson's inherent likability and natural chemistry, the two actors end up feeling more like old friends than a sizzling romantic item."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Alas, there are no sparks. There is no excitement. Hopkins' clumsy script simply bumbles its way past plot holes into predictabilities."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A good-natured if strenuously wacky caper comedy about a divorced British couple who plot a diamond heist to save their pensions."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
" underwhelming and forgettable endeavor that squanders the efforts of its charismatic leads."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"...appallingly implausible...lowlighted by a total lack of chemistry between Thompson and Brosnan."
‑ Tony Medley, Tolucan Times
"Critics - and viewers - will either huffily reject all this nonsense out of hand, wondering how such intelligent, quick-witted performers...could stoop to this level of moviemaking. Or, they'll take a deep breath, relax, and go with it."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
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