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A star vehicle for Shirley MacLaine, Thompson's film is a tediously episodic black comedy about a wealthy widow and her five husbands; Newman, Mitchum, and Martin are all wasted.
| Original Score: C-
J. Lee Thompson's direction has failed to coalesce a good, firm farce. It lets the whole thing flap wildly -- and that's no way to make a film.
| Original Score: 2/5
The fact was that it simply wasn't very funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A big, gaudy, gimmicky comedy which continually promises more than it delivers by way of wit and/or bellylaffs.
An unappealing episodic black comedy that gets stuck in its own silliness.
| Original Score: C