The Women Reviews

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October 20, 2008
Any film about a group of women -- friends or not -- gets my attention. Fireworks are guaranteed. Sure enough, Diane English makes her feature debut with a classic, filling it with a ripper cast, each of whom adds their weight in TNT to the detonations.
October 20, 2008
A juicy exploration of women's roles in the 21st century -- at work, at home and in the bedroom and although men figure in the storyline (natch), it is women-only who grace the screen. Three generations of them.
October 8, 2008
Meg Ryan is really good in this, but besides that THE WOMEN is a chick flick that's the very reason why guys hate them.
October 8, 2008
"The Women" is a grand old dame that shrugs off time as easily as signing a credit card receipt.
September 29, 2008
While The Women provides an evening of laughter and some points to ponder, relationships work only when all involved are willing to sacrifice for one another.
September 26, 2008
I feel bad for women that The Women is the kind of movie Hollywood makes for you.
September 26, 2008
English puts plenty of pithy one-liners in her characters' mouths, seemingly oblivious that the film's having-it-all feminist mantra was lapped by Ally McBeal and Sex & the City about a decade ago.
September 20, 2008
Not nearly as bad as I thought...but that's not saying much.
September 19, 2008
The most disappointing aspect of The Women is how few laughs it delivers.
September 18, 2008
It takes ovaries the size of Alaska to update a classic like George Cukor's 1939 catfight "The Women," but that's just what Diane English has done--and nobody should thank her for it.
September 18, 2008
No barbs, no bite, no passion; the claws stay sheathed and the film stays bland
September 17, 2008
They say that you can never have too much of a good thing, but in this case, there's so much talent and only so much time that most of the actresses are wasted in cameo roles.
September 17, 2008
A wrongheaded, glossy mediocrity -- a perfect companion piece to the summer's earlier offerings of Sex and the City and Mamma Mia!.
September 16, 2008
Fans of the original should alter their expectations while those who haven't experienced the verbal sparring between Russell, Crawford, Mary Boland, et al, should take in this new version first, if only to give it a fair shake.
September 16, 2008
While there are many ways in which it falls short of its predecessor the fact that it possesses, arguably, a more retrograde view of gender roles...is probably the most depressing.
September 16, 2008
There is no need for this film.
September 16, 2008
Shame on English for wasting an opportunity to make a modern-day classic.
September 16, 2008
You'll be looking at your watch for a merciful end.
September 15, 2008
Imperfect remake doesn't live up to the original.
September 15, 2008
The funniest thing about The Women is that Mick Jagger is one of the producers. There was a knowing laugh in the theatre as his name sprang up in the opening credits -- our last chance to laugh, as it turned out, for the next two hours.
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