Just Like A Woman Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 3, 2013
[Miller and Farahani] give strong performances as women bonding over their delight in both movement and their own beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 22, 2013
... completely falls apart amid a collection of heavy-handed cliches.
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2013
Like belly-dancing itself, this drama is meant for the soul, not the mind - or as Marilyn's instructor commands, "Brains! Stop using them!"
Full Review | Original Score: D
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 8, 2013
Although branded throughout by a heavily mournful identification with these terribly wronged women's plights, the film is nevertheless silly in the extreme.
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
July 4, 2013
The problem with the film, directed by France's Rachid Bouchareb from a script by Joelle Touma and Marion Doussot, is that the men are mostly one-dimensional louts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
July 4, 2013
This well-intentioned buddy-road-trip flick lacks the danger, the drama and the sex appeal that most moviegoers will be looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 4, 2013
Just like its meaningless title, Rachid Bouchareb's disappointing drama evokes better works without developing any distinct identity of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
July 4, 2013
Bouchareb fails to turn his outsider's point of view into new insights, and instead takes the easy route, falling back on familiar stereotypes in his tour of US misogyny and xenophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
July 4, 2013
Not enough happens on this empowerment road trip to fill even a sub-90-minute running time, and the climax resorts to trite, unearned melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
July 4, 2013
It's a shame Ms. Miller has to try so hard, to grimace so much, to add emotional embellishment to compensate for a weak script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 3, 2013
While one can sympathize with the subjects Bouchareb is exploring here, his picture strives for a great deal more than it actually delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
July 3, 2013
A phony, tone-deaf female fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 2, 2013
A multicultural mini-Thelma and Louise but far duller than that description implies, Just Like a Woman peddles feminist empowerment with one-note didacticism.
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David Fear
Time Out
July 2, 2013
Movies genuinely attuned to the nuances of female bonding are regrettably rare; so, it seems, are ones that know how to make good on their promise without breaking just like a little girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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