The Women Reviews

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March 4, 2019
Directing ensemble scenes with upwards of half a dozen divas is no easy feat - leave it to Cukor to corral this kind of star power into a two hour-plus film that never takes a break to powder its nose.
March 4, 2019
It's exhilaratingly funny.
January 18, 2018
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell are a few among many of those purring, silken, clawing females so cleverly and mercilessly fashioned.
May 31, 2014
A pretty superb and remarkable film...
May 13, 2014
Much of the dialogue is comic gold, with several risque quips somehow making it past the censors ("He could crack a coconut with those knees ... if he could get them together!").
September 12, 2008
Isn't quite as nasty as it probably could have been, coming several years after the establishment of the Hays Code, but it's still plenty witty.
September 11, 2008
A film that deserves to be seen (or seen again).
September 11, 2008
Directed by Cukor with his trademark elegance, and proof of the filmmaker's famed ability to direct female actresses, this sparkling satire on backbiting, privileged women continues to delight.
September 11, 2008
The catty banter and Wildean aphorisms (some of them contributed by Anita Loos) are delivered with impeccable timing by a cast only MGM could have mustered.
September 11, 2008
[Cukor is] at his best with a cast that includes Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Hedda Hopper, Ruth Hussey, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine.
May 30, 2008
Picture however holds passages that slow movement down to a walk.
July 20, 2007
a bitchy but endearing mix of comedy and melodrama. Norma Shearer holds the chaos together with improbable dignity.
January 17, 2007
It's the irrevocable women's pic of the 1930s.
June 23, 2006
Cukor's all-star version of Booth's stinging play is all about wisecracking cattiness of wives and mistresses (of the upper class), confirming men's suspicions of what women talk about when they are not around.
April 1, 2006
An early, classic manifestation of the chick flick if ever we saw one, it achieves everything it sets out to.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A more eccentric film than the following year's The Philadelphia Story, with which it shares a couple of faces, it's almost as fabulous.
June 16, 2005
The tagline says it's all about men, but this 1939 comedy is really a testament to the females of a certain era, and how they go about securing their comfort and happiness.
August 26, 2004
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