Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial.
Not only is it banal in a kitchen sink way, it's just a reiteration of the same argument.
Subtle as a mugging and gleefully outrageous, "The Woman'' is a feminist parable disguised as a sicko midnight horror movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rewards your endurance with an utterly insane 30-minute climax of violence, audacious gore and all-around bad behavior.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The characters and the audience alike will have to endure much misery and a ham-fisted illustration of gender dynamics, offered up as an especially cockeyed comedy of manners...
"The Woman" is a pretty good horror movie, with interesting performances.
| Original Score: 3/5
Like David Cronenberg and Roman Polanski, Mr. McKee is a master at drawing suspense from pregnant silences.
| Original Score: 4/5
"The Woman'' is disturbing, lurid and perverse, but that isn't necessarily bad: Horror buffs, especially fans of Ketchum, will be overcome with joy and excitement.
| Original Score: 3/4
"The Woman" is an affront to human decency that no self-respecting critic (even this tolerant horror fan) would enthusiastically endorse.
[A] barely competent domestic thriller, bound to make you groan more than think.
| Original Score: 1/5
The Woman never gets under the skin, and its artsy-languid pacing and incessant lite-metal commentary tunes finally seem like part of an effort to disguise what it really is: torture porn for people who'd never admit to liking torture porn.