• PG-13, 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nancy Meyers
    In Theaters:
    May 1, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2001
  • Paramount Pictures

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What Women Want Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Gibson keeps this movie afloat.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Mel Gibson is at his most megawatt movie star charming.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Though it isn't quite Oscar material, Mel Gibson gives what may be the most entertaining big-star performance of its year.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2007
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

What Women Want may seem like a one-note sitcom sort of movie, but it's funnier and a layer or two deeper than that.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Meyers finds exactly the right bubbly tone for the material then wisely steps out of the way to let Gibson and Hunt work their magic.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 15, 2002
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

Lo que ellas quieren es una comedia ligera que narra lo que todos los hombres quisiramos saber: Qu rayos piensan las mujeres?

| Original Score: 8/10

June 3, 2002
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/4

November 27, 2001
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Nancy Meyers' wry What Women Want is all kinds of better than Nora Ephron's coincidence-laden Meg Ryan comedies...

| Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2001

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

May 1, 2001
George Perry
BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 16, 2001

| Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

certainly funny and entertaining, but it also strikes at some deeper truths about the contemporary state of male-female relationships.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2001
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B-

February 7, 2001

Un guión inteligente y honesto muestra como ambos lados del universo humano son totalmente diferentes entre sí, complementarios y sumamente complejos

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2001
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 7, 2001
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2001
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

February 7, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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June 4, 2001

Movieline
April 16, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 7, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

February 7, 2001

Empire Magazine
February 7, 2001
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