• The Women
    1 minutes 44 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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The Women Reviews

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Variety Staff
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Picture however holds passages that slow movement down to a walk.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2008
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The tagline says it's all about men, but this 1939 comedy is really a testament to the females of a certain era, and how they go about securing their comfort and happiness.

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

June 16, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

August 7, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Isn't quite as nasty as it probably could have been, coming several years after the establishment of the Hays Code, but it's still plenty witty.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 12, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pretty superb and remarkable film...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

May 31, 2014
Christopher Null

Every time The Women threatens to drag, there's always Russell and Crawford, towering over the cast with their cold stares and queenly hauteur, reminding us what being an A-list actress once meant.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 5/5

August 26, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the irrevocable women's pic of the 1930s.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

January 17, 2007
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

| Original Score: 5/5

July 1, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2004
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A film that deserves to be seen (or seen again).

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 11, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Clever, slick production of the famous play.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 24, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Much of the dialogue is comic gold, with several risque quips somehow making it past the censors ("He could crack a coconut with those knees ... if he could get them together!").

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 13, 2014
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

a bitchy but endearing mix of comedy and melodrama. Norma Shearer holds the chaos together with improbable dignity.

Full Review Source: Film Experience

July 20, 2007
Tom Dawson

Directed by Cukor with his trademark elegance, and proof of the filmmaker's famed ability to direct female actresses, this sparkling satire on backbiting, privileged women continues to delight.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 11, 2008
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

An enduring favorite that features a constellation of top female stars (in an exclusively female cast) dishing the dirt on each other like there's no tomorrow.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

July 9, 2002
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

An early, classic manifestation of the chick flick if ever we saw one, it achieves everything it sets out to.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Cukor's all-star version of Booth's stinging play is all about wisecracking cattiness of wives and mistresses (of the upper class), confirming men's suspicions of what women talk about when they are not around.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

June 23, 2006
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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[Cukor is] at his best with a cast that includes Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Hedda Hopper, Ruth Hussey, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 11, 2008
Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
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The catty banter and Wildean aphorisms (some of them contributed by Anita Loos) are delivered with impeccable timing by a cast only MGM could have mustered.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008
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