This Means War

(PG-13) ★☆☆☆☆

In this discombobulated film, the CIA operatives played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). At first the boys agree to let the best agent win, while Witherspoon’s Lauren puzzles through her feelings regarding her suitors, whom she believes to be a cruise ship captain and a travel agent. The fellows take turns foiling each other’s sexual progress. Weak repartee and an outsize, violent body count just make this strange and unenjoyable.

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