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What Women Want Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
Mel Gibson won't rest until you love him as much as he loves himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 17, 2003
Takes a promising idea and buries it under subplots and speeches that don't know when to quit.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
December 14, 2000
When the movie gets heavy-handed about how [Gibson's] becoming a better person, all the comedy disappears and what's left is swimming in mawkishness and bogus sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
December 14, 2000
Where Groundhog Day stretched its one joke into several branches of hilarity, What Women Want stares its singular premise into the abyss of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
Doesn't take many risks or explore any new territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
What a piece of tripe (no offense to tripe)!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Falha como comédia, como drama e como romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
December 14, 2000
If the movie had the courage to show that women are complex people, it would be a much more inspired picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2000
Only Tomei's thoughts sound like actual thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 15, 2000
What women really want, if we can read the simple mind of What Women Want, is sincerity and honesty, even if you have to fake it.
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 15, 2000
That the movie is made by a woman who can challenge any male filmmaker on Earth for ham-handed direction connotes some kind of sexual equality.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
December 14, 2000
Doesn't even look to have been directed; manufactured is perhaps a more apt description, pieced together using demographic studies and marketing reports and focus groups.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 24, 2003
...is there some clause written into [Helen Hunt's] contract that says she must have a scene in which she cries?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
February 7, 2001
...does not come across as effective as it might have...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
December 15, 2000
So inept in delivering its messages that its female characters ... seem a species in desperate need of a man ... to rescue them and make their lives whole.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 14, 2002
This brand of empty, mass-marketed entertainment is in need of a serious genre overhaul
Full Review | Original Score: short
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Laura Clifford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 4, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 7, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Empire Magazine
February 7, 2001

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
February 7, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001

Movieline
April 16, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2002
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