The Women Reviews

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Fred Topel
Can Magazine
September 26, 2008
I feel bad for women that The Women is the kind of movie Hollywood makes for you.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 26, 2008
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
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 20, 2008
Not nearly as bad as I thought...but that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
Sarah Boslaugh
September 19, 2008
The most disappointing aspect of The Women is how few laughs it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: C-
Jackie K. Cooper
September 18, 2008
No barbs, no bite, no passion; the claws stay sheathed and the film stays bland
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
September 17, 2008
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 17, 2008
A wrongheaded, glossy mediocrity -- a perfect companion piece to the summer's earlier offerings of Sex and the City and Mamma Mia!.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
September 16, 2008
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 16, 2008
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 probably the most depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 16, 2008
There is no need for this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 16, 2008
Shame on English for wasting an opportunity to make a modern-day classic.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 16, 2008
You'll be looking at your watch for a merciful end.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
September 15, 2008
Imperfect remake doesn't live up to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 15, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/10
Geoff Berkshire
September 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
September 14, 2008
As dull and maddening as a bad dose of PMT.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/6
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 13, 2008
'The Women' entertained me much more than I expected it would, especially after seeing those dreadful previews.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 13, 2008
Trite and boring portrait of rich and self-absorbed women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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