The Love Punch
The Love Punch (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 2014
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of a pair of extremely talented leads and a premise that should lend itself to entertaining action and comedy, The Love Punch manages to waste it all on a bungled attempt at classic caper cinema.

Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

This "Punch" never truly connects.

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Courtney Shea
Globe and Mail

Most everything about this movie is predictable within the first few minutes ...

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Thompson is one of those rarities who shines in just about anything. Her crack timing enlivens even her worst lines.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Todd Jorgenson

The lead actors outshine a predictable script in this globetrotting romantic caper.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Alas, there are no sparks. There is no excitement. Hopkins' clumsy script simply bumbles its way past plot holes into predictabilities.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A good-natured if strenuously wacky caper comedy about a divorced British couple who plot a diamond heist to save their pensions.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews underwhelming and forgettable endeavor that squanders the efforts of its charismatic leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Well, its got all the right stuff, which is to say talent in the form of a great cast, and the intention is maybe okay, maybe a kinda modern day update on The… More
Film Crazy
A british comedy with a great british cast, but maybe one for a rainy sunday to fully appreciate it!
Al S
A tremendously enjoyable and feel-good romantic comedy caper that's filled with huge laughs and great chemistry from its wonderful four leads. Emma… More