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The Women Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 31, 2014
A pretty superb and remarkable film...
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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!").
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 11, 2008
A film that deserves to be seen (or seen again).
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tom Dawson
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.
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
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.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
May 30, 2008
Picture however holds passages that slow movement down to a walk.
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 20, 2007
a bitchy but endearing mix of comedy and melodrama. Norma Shearer holds the chaos together with improbable dignity.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 17, 2007
It's the irrevocable women's pic of the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
An early, classic manifestation of the chick flick if ever we saw one, it achieves everything it sets out to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
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.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Cukor's direction is rich and confident, and the whole production fairly shimmers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 24, 2003
Clever, slick production of the famous play.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
September 26, 2002
Every time The Women threatens to drag, there's always Russell and Crawford, towering over the cast with their cold stares and queenly hauteur, reminding us what being an A-list actress once meant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 9, 2002
An enduring favorite that features a constellation of top female stars (in an exclusively female cast) dishing the dirt on each other like there's no tomorrow.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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