• 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
  • The Women
    2 minutes 26 seconds
    Added: Jun 12, 2008

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The Women Reviews

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Fred Topel
Can Magazine

I feel bad for women that The Women is the kind of movie Hollywood makes for you.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

September 26, 2008
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

English puts plenty of pithy one-liners in her characters' mouths, seemingly oblivious that the film's having-it-all feminist mantra was lapped by Ally McBeal and Sex & the City about a decade ago.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2008
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Not nearly as bad as I thought...but that's not saying much.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4

September 20, 2008
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

The most disappointing aspect of The Women is how few laughs it delivers.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 3/10

September 19, 2008
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It takes ovaries the size of Alaska to update a classic like George Cukor's 1939 catfight "The Women," but that's just what Diane English has done--and nobody should thank her for it.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C-

September 18, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

No barbs, no bite, no passion; the claws stay sheathed and the film stays bland

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 4/10

September 18, 2008
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

They say that you can never have too much of a good thing, but in this case, there's so much talent and only so much time that most of the actresses are wasted in cameo roles.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 17, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A wrongheaded, glossy mediocrity -- a perfect companion piece to the summer's earlier offerings of Sex and the City and Mamma Mia!.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 17, 2008
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Fans of the original should alter their expectations while those who haven't experienced the verbal sparring between Russell, Crawford, Mary Boland, et al, should take in this new version first, if only to give it a fair shake.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

September 16, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

While there are many ways in which it falls short of its predecessor the fact that it possesses, arguably, a more retrograde view of gender roles...is probably the most depressing.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

September 16, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

There is no need for this film.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 16, 2008
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Shame on English for wasting an opportunity to make a modern-day classic.

Full Review

September 16, 2008
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

You'll be looking at your watch for a merciful end.

Full Review

September 16, 2008
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Imperfect remake doesn't live up to the original.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2008
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 15, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

This can't be what women want to watch. A film written, directed and starring all women completely misses the mark of embracing strong powerful independent women.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 3/10

September 15, 2008
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

First time filmmaker Diane English (Murphy Brown) labored for over a decade to bring this project to the screen, but passion shouldn't be confused with vision.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 14, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

As dull and maddening as a bad dose of PMT.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 1.5/6

September 14, 2008
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'The Women' entertained me much more than I expected it would, especially after seeing those dreadful previews.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 13, 2008
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Trite and boring portrait of rich and self-absorbed women.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

September 13, 2008
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