The Women Reviews

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November 5, 2008
The classic 1939 film adaptation... worth seeing again and again. This is not.
November 5, 2008
I love women in real life but at the movies I hated The Women.
October 24, 2008
Actually quite an acceptable, enjoyable midrange chick flick that hasn't quite deserved the critical drubbing it has received in the States.
September 15, 2008
The funniest thing about The Women is that Mick Jagger is one of the producers. There was a knowing laugh in the theatre as his name sprang up in the opening credits -- our last chance to laugh, as it turned out, for the next two hours.
September 12, 2008
One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
September 12, 2008
In the end, English just wants to make a nice chick flick with some sassy lines. Genuine nastiness has been eliminated, while not-very-funny banter is retained.
September 12, 2008
Though aspects of the 1939 comedy seem silly and shrill now, they were at least consistently entertaining. Where the original was deliciously loopy and melodramatic fun, this one is watered-down, sappy and earnest.
September 12, 2008
What was then snappy dialogue from meowing madams acting out a morality play on everything that stinks about haute society now flaccidly flaps, lost in translation from old world to new.
September 12, 2008
While the actors do what they can, too many characters come off as concepts, not people.
September 12, 2008
Even those who never saw Cukor's movie will feel something is missing in English's version. Yes, some of what's missing is humor and snappy dialogue, but that could be forgiven, if only some of the characters were more believable.
September 12, 2008
You go, girls. Preferably as far away as possible.
September 12, 2008
English has shown herself to be an adept, perceptive, and at times funny writer, but too little of that is on display here.
September 12, 2008
The tried-and-true characters still strike sparks. And even if the best parts are warmed over, the dish is still great.
September 12, 2008
A total disaster.
September 12, 2008
It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff.
September 12, 2008
Fourteen years in the making, The Women marks a serviceable directorial debut for English.
September 12, 2008
Of all the freedoms that women have rightly earned, aping the worst of male behaviour needn't rank high among them.
September 12, 2008
Hopefully that audience won't be fooled by this cast's potential and the clever concept; the final product here is anything but fabulous.
September 12, 2008
In spite of the casting and honorable revamps, it feels more dated than the 1939 original did for its time period.
September 12, 2008
It hurts especially to watch Ms. Bening and Candice Bergen (who plays Mary's mother) lend their wit and dignity to a project that has so little of its own.
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