8 Women (8 Femmes) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

8 Women (8 Femmes) Reviews

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Lucy Muss
Empire Magazine
April 23, 2003
The enfant terrible of French cinema, François Ozon's brave foray into the mind of not one, but eight, women is a gloriously-executed examination of what lies beneath the manicured façade of the female species.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 16, 2003
How much viewers enjoy this depends on to what extent they're able to focus on the shining stars at the center while ignoring the narrative debris surrounding them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 12, 2003
With its Gallic all-diva cast and Technicolor hues, not to mention contrived murder-mystery plot and sporadic musical numbers, it's a tribute to artifice and femininity, and the ways they intersect.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003
The film starts to feel like decorative misogyny.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 16, 2003
...the true spirit of the film is in the story of desperate women who will do desperate things to make themselves happy, no matter who they hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
January 26, 2003
The musical numbers are what ultimately undo the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2003
A fluffy, super saturated 50's chick murder mystery - with songs!
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 24, 2003
Why didn't anybody think of doing this kind of weird Bollywood musical murder mystery before? Maybe because it is a stupid idea.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Who killed the fun in 8 Women is the real blame game. Start nominating your suspects now.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 7, 2003
Most of the ideas in 8 Women are similar to other things %u2013 and that's both the point and the delight of this strange confection, which can best be described as a highly theatrical musical-comedy version of Gosford Park.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 27, 2002
It's a whodunit in stilettos, where the stilettos are dangerous, sharp objects handled without care by women on the edge of a murderous breakdown.
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
December 15, 2002
The sleight of hand that Ozon and his game cast accomplish is startling. What begins as a fine farce has a poignant payoff.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 4, 2002
I can't remember one witty line or one moment of great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ginette Vincendeau
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
Each performance is beautifully controlled, notably Huppert's devastating comic turn as Augustine, and integrated into a seamless ensemble.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 2, 2002
An oddity, not without charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 30, 2002
Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 28, 2002
There's just enough of a hint at something interesting beneath the surface to make you wish Ozon had actually had the nerve to really go for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 18, 2002
Cheesy and implausible, pink-cheeked and mad, 8 Women is a hysterical and purposefully vulgar film - a cynical shock tactic that nevertheless argues for the unsinkable dignity of the human beast.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 15, 2002
Ozon and his actresses work so hard at being funny that they seldom are.
| Original Score: 5/10
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 15, 2002
There are any number of moments that fans of French cinema could only have dreamed of ever happening.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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