Isn't She Great - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Isn't She Great Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Here is a movie that needed great trash, great sex and great gossip, and at all the crucial moments Susann is talking to a tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Midler's character is empty, boring, selfish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Every joke and every scene collapses and blows away before it's finished.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Just plain bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
The story's structure is unspontaneous and utterly common.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If you're looking for laughs, give Valley of the Dolls another read instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A wannabe satire shackled by misplaced reverence.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The movie is a stinker, but it's not an enjoyable stinker.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Neither Midler nor director Bergman are able to navigate the queasy shifts from camp cartoon to bathos, as Susann sputters in denial over her cancer and autistic son.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
The 'She' in the comedy Isn't She Great is Jacqueline Susann, and the joke is that she isn't.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The script plays like a series of sketches, some too thin and some broadly overdone.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
The casting of Midler is even more inappropriate, like serving ham during Passover.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Decidedly unfunny and sporadic mess of a film.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
A rather cartoonish biopic of struggling-actress-turned-trashy-writer Jacqueline Susann.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Cheesy and predictable.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005

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October 30, 2001

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March 24, 2002

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