The Women Reviews

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FILMINK (Australia)
October 24, 2008
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.
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 24, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 20, 2008
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.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 20, 2008
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.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 8, 2008
"The Women" is a grand old dame that shrugs off time as easily as signing a credit card receipt.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
September 12, 2008
Nothing more, but nothing less than just hilarious flat-out fun that manages to top 'Sex And The City' in every way imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2008
Fourteen years in the making, The Women marks a serviceable directorial debut for English.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 12, 2008
What a pleasure this movie is, showcasing actresses I've admired for a long time, all at the top of their form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 12, 2008
As female ensemble movies go, The Women is no Sex and the City, but it remains watchable thanks to strong performances from Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Candice Bergen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 12, 2008
Call it Sex and the City with brains.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Sun Online
September 12, 2008
But the only bit to set red-blooded males' pulses racing is when Eva Mendes bends over in sexy suspenders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 11, 2008
Even though English completely changed Luce's intent from savage satire to 'celebrating women,' and it's far too long, it has a terrific performance by Mendes and some funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
September 11, 2008
Soft-focus but high-gloss, substituting empowerment for devotion. It is entertaining but it has a bitter aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 2008
In writing this I feel like a hung jury. My final verdict on The Women: Enjoyed, not overjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2012
The 1930s original feels more cutting-edge than this re-do.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
The cinematic equivalent of yoga-class muzak
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