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Dr. T & The Women (2000)

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 107
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 46

In terms of quality, Dr. T and the Women is one of Altman's good-but-not-great films. In typical Altman style, it features some great ensemble acting, including a wonderful performance by Richard Gere.

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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 12

In terms of quality, Dr. T and the Women is one of Altman's good-but-not-great films. In typical Altman style, it features some great ensemble acting, including a wonderful performance by Richard Gere.

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Director Robert Altman reteams with Cookie's Fortune scribe Anne Rapp for this tale of a Dallas gynecologist and the parade of anxious patients, haggard family members, and potential love interests who come his way. Richard Gere plays the titular role of Dr. Sullivan Travis, a calm, successful, and much sought-after ob-gyn who witnesses his normally stable life come apart over the course of one rainy autumn. As the film opens, Dr. T and his wife Kate (Farrah Fawcett) are preparing for the

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Comedy, Romance

Robert Altman

Oct 23, 2001

$12.1M

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All Critics (131) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (46) | DVD (16)

Dr. T is vintage Altman, the best movie he's made since Short Cuts.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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[Altman] and Gere, surrounded by various blondes in extremis, mostly keep it entertainingly rambunctious.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Has hardly any plot at all, or believable characters.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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After the film wanders for two hours, growing more and more absurd, it ends in an extremely unsatisfying way.

January 1, 2000
Associated Press
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Altman and his congenially matched screenwriter Anne Rapp wrap some stinging psychological and emotional observations in a beguiling package.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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What holds the stories and the characters together is the decency of Dr. T, and Gere seems wholly comfortable with the role.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Richly enjoyable Robert Altman. Not for kids.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Much like the inexplicable tornado at the end that causes this film to truly derail...this blows.

May 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Supercala.com
Supercala.com

Moves at hurricane speed for most of its 122-minute running time, but Gere deliberately underplays his character, providing the calm center that the story needs.

June 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The ending is so supremely awful that whatever progress had been made up to that point was washed away by the film's obtrusively climactic storm.

January 29, 2003 | Comment (1)
Cinema Sight

When Altman's ensemble pieces click the effect is invigorating. When they fail we're left with nothing to do but star-gaze. Gere, Fawcett, Hunt and company turn out to be beautiful ornaments on a dry, bland Texas sheet cake.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Dr. T and the Women may put off people who only look for action and a plot-by-numbers storyline, but should be seen by people who crave adventurous filmmaking.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Maybe the film's ambiguity is its message all along--that life is what you make of it.

March 28, 2001
Movie Metropolis

Gere forgoes his notorious hunk reputation to perform his vocationally asexual and nearly celibatory best in this wry, hyperactive comedy.

March 24, 2001 Full Review
WBAI Web Radio

'Dr. T' is not Altman's best work, but it is far from his worst.

February 22, 2001 Full Review Source: Jacksonville Film Journal
Jacksonville Film Journal

It was a sweet film with some bizarre touches in its satire of the bourgeois.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An absolute mess.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

We're stuck, the movie seems to say. Men and women: this is simply how we are.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Not only a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying piece of work, but one of the better, more thought-provoking movies [Altman] has made.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

An uneven string of random bits.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

There is never anything in the film to make you want to keep watching it. Not one thing about it is compelling or engaging.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

This relaxed drama rambles in true Altman fashion and boasts some delightful performances.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Dr. T & The Women

Though in no way comparable to some of his other works, I like to think of this as Altman's take on the "chick flick" genre. Featuring hilarious performances from Laura Dern, Shelley Long and Richard Gere.
October 27, 2011
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Robert Altman movie is much more going on than just that: this is a multicharacter ensemble piece in which the large cast has been enouraged to improvise. The result is a rich, flavourful character study that will appeal to the director's fans and possibly make a few converts to his unorthodox style of storytelling.
June 23, 2008
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Dean McKenna

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