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The Stepford Wives Reviews

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July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
This oft-referenced tale of suburban wives who suddenly lose their vibrant individualism and become 'perfect housewives' may earn points for becoming a piece of Americana, but it's hardly excellent filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
January 1, 2000
Suburban blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2003
The misogynistic twist at the end is an acquiescence in the worst sort of way.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2005
The original and the best....truly creepy
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2013
A reflection on a society that wants to have it both ways.
May 24, 2005
Decent 70s thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2004
Truly scary in a can't-shake-it kind of way
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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