The Stepford Wives Reviews

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December 6, 2019
It's a chilling piece of film-making that sets up its own limitations and achieves its goals with almost clinical precision.
October 23, 2019
I must say that for all its preposterous moments, I enjoyed the movie and found even its weakest links a good deal more intelligent than the usual kitsch to be found in this sort of thing.
July 24, 2019
Ira Levin's novel furnished the interesting futuristic theory of cybernetics, but William Goldman's screenplay is as mundane as Bryan Forbe's direction.
February 10, 2019
Sleazy rather than slick.
September 17, 2014
A fine, if somewhat overworked paranoia thriller... [Katharine] Ross's increasingly frantic but reliably strong-willed performance makes her an ideal subject.
May 14, 2013
A reflection on a society that wants to have it both ways.
June 5, 2007
The first hour takes what feels like two, and the last 44 minutes goes like an Indy car, so the pace is alternately snail's and Lamborghini's.
June 5, 2007
Overlong and underdeveloped, this flimsy Bryan Forbes horror story (1975) would probably have made a decent television movie; but on the big screen and stretched to nearly two hours, it sags badly.
June 24, 2006
William Goldman's leisurely script and Forbes' dull direction never quite capture the subtleties of Ira Levin's novel about an idyllic Connecticut commuter village where the housewives are a bunch of domesticated dummies.
December 5, 2005
October 6, 2005
June 13, 2005
May 24, 2005
Decent 70s thriller.
May 12, 2005
The original and the best....truly creepy
May 9, 2005
The humor that remains in the movie is preesnted with such facetiousness one almost feels embarrassed to watch. You want to tell the actors to take it easy, since it's apparent that Bryan Forbes, the film's director, didn't.
March 24, 2005
October 23, 2004
I can imagine similar material being directed by, say, Woody Allen, and coming out pointed and funny. Instead, director Bryan Forbes gets all solemn and spooky and goes for obvious effects like bolts of lightning and forbidding Gothic mansions.
August 2, 2004
Overrated uber-70s style thriller with an intriguing premise.
June 16, 2004
Maintains a satisfying level of suspense, and if nothing else beats the stuffing out of the lame remake.
June 10, 2004
Critical of the suburban milieu as a petri dish where regressive sexist fantasies are cultivated.
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