8 Women (8 Femmes) Reviews

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December 9, 2013
Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power.
December 9, 2013
For all the tumultuous entrances and flouncing exits, the eight principals manage maybe three laughs among them.
December 9, 2013
A note of genuine sadness sneaks through at the end, but for the most part, enjoying 8 Women involves coming to terms with its artificiality and learning to appreciate it from a distance. Behind all that thick glass, it's still a work of art.
December 9, 2013
The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.
December 9, 2013
The writing is very clever and it is a hoot watching the celebrated cast ham it up.
December 4, 2012
The French screen royalty assembled by Ozon and the film's sheer exuberance in its own artifice make this a delight from beginning to end.
December 9, 2013
The film weaves visual elegance, lesbian subtext, six hilariously inappropriate song-and-dance numbers and a flair for chiffon into a showcase for leading ladies of French cinema past and present.
December 9, 2013
A dubious proposition for the Francophobic, but it acquits itself with a script so ridiculous that it can't help but be engaging.
December 9, 2013
8 Women is meant to be a sampler with the likes of Deneuve, Darrieux, Huppert, Ardant and Beart as its treats. But the confectioner has arrived at pretty poison.
December 9, 2013
Pure joy. That's what you will feel as you float out of the theater after seeing this wacky musical whodunit starring several of France's most accomplished and best known actresses.
January 7, 2013
December 28, 2008
An Agatha Christie drawing room mystery crossed with the '50s setting and melodrama of Douglas Sirk crossed with the musicality of Jacques Demy with some Aaron Spelling bitchery thrown in for good measure.
December 10, 2008
There cannot be many people who wouldn't want to pay to see Deneuve smash a bottle over the head of an old woman in a wheelchair.
August 7, 2008
Frothy, racy frivolity starring such French all-stars as Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Emmanuelle Bart.
June 11, 2008
Ozon's notion of derision is perfectly carried out by his multi-generational name cast.
October 2, 2007
Klopt elementen van een Agatha Christie whodunnit, een frivole chansonmusical en de kleurrijke melodramas van Douglas Sirk op tot een luchtige souffle, als is de kooktijd wel wat lang.
January 26, 2006
This is a style of camp so broad that even the most bovine straight can get it.
August 7, 2004
December 21, 2003
We have powerful chemistry between Fanny Ardant and Catherine Deneuve in a film that does its trivial thing with real aplomb.
September 17, 2003
Some may find Ozon's rigorously clever deconstruction of so many conventions a little too French for their tastes, but cineasts and worshippers of les femmes at their most fatales will find this farce wonderfully fierce.
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