• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Diane English
    In Theaters:
    Sep 4, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2008
  • Picturehouse Entertainment


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The Women Reviews

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The 1930s original feels more cutting-edge than this re-do.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 19, 2012
Fernando F. Croce

The cinematic equivalent of yoga-class muzak

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Michael Dequina

This is the movie Diane English fought to get made the last 15 years?

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1/4

February 7, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

an se pio sygkratimeno (pros harin prosomoiosis realismoy) aytoteles spin-off toy Sex and the City

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1/5

January 20, 2009
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The Women is not perfect, and the best way to enjoy it is as a showcase for some of the top female acting talent of the day.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 26, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a spectacularly dull film.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

December 16, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Everything has been smoothed out to the point of tepidity.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2008
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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The classic 1939 film adaptation... worth seeing again and again. This is not.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 5, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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I love women in real life but at the movies I hated The Women.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 5, 2008
David Stratton
The Australian

A lazy film that makes the most obvious points about the war between the sexes and, as a result, makes the characters much less interesting than they might have been.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 31, 2008
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

I'm afraid I could neither laugh at, nor take seriously, most of this movie.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

October 24, 2008

FILMINK (Australia)

Containing as much wisdom as it does wit, English's sparkling screenplay takes what was a fairly shallow story and creates a snapshot of modern (albeit wealthy) women's lives.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

October 24, 2008
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

Even a dream cast has to have the right material to work with. As well as a filmmaker who can bring out the best in them.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2008
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Actually quite an acceptable, enjoyable midrange chick flick that hasn't quite deserved the critical drubbing it has received in the States.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 24, 2008
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

If you don't take it seriously -- and I don't think it's meant to be taken seriously -- there is enjoyment to be had from these contemporary women.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 24, 2008
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Any film about a group of women -- friends or not -- gets my attention. Fireworks are guaranteed. Sure enough, Diane English makes her feature debut with a classic, filling it with a ripper cast, each of whom adds their weight in TNT to the detonations.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 20, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A juicy exploration of women's roles in the 21st century -- at work, at home and in the bedroom and although men figure in the storyline (natch), it is women-only who grace the screen. Three generations of them.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 20, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Meg Ryan is really good in this, but besides that THE WOMEN is a chick flick that's the very reason why guys hate them.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 8, 2008
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

"The Women" is a grand old dame that shrugs off time as easily as signing a credit card receipt.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2008
Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today

While The Women provides an evening of laughter and some points to ponder, relationships work only when all involved are willing to sacrifice for one another.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2008
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