• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Susan Seidelman
    In Theaters:
    Jul 12, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 13, 2013
  • Vertical Entertainment

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The Hot Flashes Reviews

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A sparkling, heartfelt albeit slightly uneven dramedy refreshingly grounded in realism.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.42/10

July 14, 2013
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2013
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International

Funny, sometimes funky feminist fable by ur-feminist director Susan Seidelman is easy to like, if hard to believe.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 12, 2013
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint - and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Better for what it is than for how it's done...provides a welcome opportunity for five actresses of a certain age to share the screen together and yet it's pretty much a bland outing because virtually every scene plays out in a programmatic way.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Seidelman's direction holds the picture in place, and its interest in health issues and cancer awareness is commendable. There's predictability a-plenty, but also some heart to make the pains of familiarity palatable.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B-

July 11, 2013
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

With its suspenseful plot and a dream cast starring five fascinating actresses (plus Eric Roberts in a deliciously unsympathetic role), this unusual comedy is irresistible.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

June 30, 2013
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

Women with balls. Feisty older actresses with attitude, including Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen and Wanda Sykes, not into being sidelined because of age, on the basketball court or on screen.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

June 28, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Could emerge as the sleeper hit of the summer. It is hilarious, heartfelt and, most significantly during a special-effects dominated season, human.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

June 7, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

unlikely to put Susan Seidelman back in the front ranks of Hollywood, even though it is an enjoyable, albeit highly derivative, comedy that dares to put "women of a certain age" front and center.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 17, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

It's heart is in the right place, but -- with poor writing, lame humor and dreadful on-court sequences -- that's one of the only things right about it.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1/5

August 15, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

By and large this is a film meant to do exactly what the film's charity event does: to provide light entertainment while raising money for a good cause.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

August 8, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Abundant good intentions help to soften the predictably mild impact of this broad female-empowerment comedy.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

July 22, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A Lifetime movie, minus the commercials, but with every predictable twist and turn and treacly message intact. She shoots. It bores.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Older women may still have game, but comedy drops the ball.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

July 11, 2013
Justin Chang
Variety
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[A] strained and soapy empowerment comedy ...

Full Review Source: Variety

July 11, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it's too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

July 11, 2013
Jen Chaney
The Dissolve

The leads in The Hot Flashes come across as one-dimensional, pseudo-feminist clichés whose conversations seem contrived and whose jokes land with the thud of airballs clunking on hardwood.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 1/5

July 11, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Susan Seidelman has been making these blandly safe movies for years now; what happened to the edgy exuberance of her early films, like "Smithereens" or "Desperately Seeking Susan"?

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 11, 2013
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