In the Land of Women Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Touching-but-treacly chick flick for moms & teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 28, 2007
Kasdan's gift for the smart crack is consistently undercut by a well-developed taste for schmalz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
Here's a Cameron Crowe film that, oddly enough, wasn't directed by Cameron Crowe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 30, 2007
Despite Adam's glorious performance, the show stealer was Olympia Dukakiswho was hilarious in every scene. From claiming she was dying every second to answering the front door with no pants. She stole the show for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 29, 2007
Engaging if underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
April 27, 2007
There's no denying that "In the Land of Women" has its moments of endearment, but Jon Kasdan's weepy coming-of-age dramedy lacks emotional authenticity.
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
April 27, 2007
While it catches something of the romantic zeitgeist of this time, much in the way The Big Chill did in the early '80s, I suspect this won't have the same stamina.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
April 24, 2007
Were it not for Brody's impeccable line delivery and charming demeanor, the film would be unpleasant to watch primarily because of alternating scenes of deadpan hilarity and emotionally draining character backstory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Hammond
Maxim
April 23, 2007
The movie isn't all that bad thanks to a band of cast members who rise to the occasion and somehow make it all seem plausible.
| Original Score: 2.5/5

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 21, 2007
A poignant study in empathy and, ultimately, rebirth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 20, 2007
A decent film that doesn't occupy a single neat genre category, and often doesn't seem able to decide who it's trying to speak to.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
April 20, 2007
...well done, well-acted, (and) entertaining, even though I didn't buy its dubious plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 20, 2007
The film belongs to Brody, an endearing screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 20, 2007
Smart and funny in ways many people no longer expect from American comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 20, 2007
Kasdan, perhaps living out some of his own angst through Brody's befuddled-writer character, knows how to explore the inner workings of human nature.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
April 20, 2007
This potentially saccharine weepy has an authentic ring, thanks to Jon Kasdan's script and a cast capable of delivering clever lines that sound just about right for whatever situation they're in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 20, 2007
Brody's apparent ease in his own skin and his skills as a listener make Carter an engaging fellow and make it understandable why, as soon as he moves to town, people start confiding in him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
April 20, 2007
In the Land of Women exhibits enough kindness and empathy throughout that it passes the test of a slice-of-life movie: You miss these people once the film ends.
| Original Score: 3/4
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