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8 Women (8 Femmes) Reviews

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September 19, 2002
The sum of the movie's parts amounts to a starstruck director entertaining himself more than he entertains us.
September 19, 2002
Although it starts off vaguely amusing, 8 Women grows progressively sour, curdled by the filmmakers' bad faith and lack of compassion.
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+
September 19, 2002
Ozon finds women aesthetically pleasing, but has no desire to get close.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
December 4, 2002
I can't remember one witty line or one moment of great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 20, 2002
Who did it is less important to Ozon than a lampooning of the Sirkian aesthetic of pure artifice, but there's too much irony in the air for him to spin anything but the most brittle of confections.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 9, 2013
For all the tumultuous entrances and flouncing exits, the eight principals manage maybe three laughs among them.
October 3, 2002
It's more of a graduate seminar kind of fun than a Singin' in the Rain kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 7, 2003
The film starts to feel like decorative misogyny.
September 11, 2002
But while he reduces them to moving Barbie dolls, Ozon clearly loves his women. Or, as much as a catty drag queen can.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2002
The whole is a sort of curdled cassoulet that annoys rather than amuses, bores rather than bites and tires rather than titillates.
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
January 26, 2003
The musical numbers are what ultimately undo the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 29, 2002
Simplistic, standard two hours of non-intellectually stimulating amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
This is a style of camp so broad that even the most bovine straight can get it.
September 18, 2002
Tries way too hard to be cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
September 20, 2002
Inept, tedious kitsch that even at its best feels like John Waters minus the joie de vivre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 20, 2002
The result is shrill and charmless.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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