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8 Women (8 Femmes) Reviews

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
December 9, 2013
Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power.
Erin Podolsky
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
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.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2013
The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 9, 2013
The writing is very clever and it is a hoot watching the celebrated cast ham it up.
Emanuel Levy
January 7, 2013
| Original Score: B+
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Michael Dequina
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

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.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Frothy, racy frivolity starring such French all-stars as Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Emmanuelle Béart.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Nesselson
June 11, 2008
Ozon's notion of derision is perfectly carried out by his multi-generational name cast.
Boyd van Hoeij
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.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 21, 2003
We have powerful chemistry between Fanny Ardant and Catherine Deneuve in a film that does its trivial thing with real aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Excepcional policial-comédia-drama-musical com um elenco fabuloso, direção de arte e figurinos notáveis e direção firme e elegante de Ozon.
| Original Score: 5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
In a film season dominated by male-oriented action flicks, 8 Women provides the feminine charm and sophistication to soothe the film-loving connoisseur in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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.
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