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

8 Women (8 Femmes) Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 19, 2002
The sum of the movie's parts amounts to a starstruck director entertaining himself more than he entertains us.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2002
Although it starts off vaguely amusing, 8 Women grows progressively sour, curdled by the filmmakers' bad faith and lack of compassion.
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+
Carlo Cavagna
September 19, 2002
Ozon finds women aesthetically pleasing, but has no desire to get close.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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
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John Anderson
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
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 9, 2013
For all the tumultuous entrances and flouncing exits, the eight principals manage maybe three laughs among them.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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+
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003
The film starts to feel like decorative misogyny.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
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.
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
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
January 26, 2003
The musical numbers are what ultimately undo the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rachel Gordon
August 29, 2002
Simplistic, standard two hours of non-intellectually stimulating amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
January 26, 2006
This is a style of camp so broad that even the most bovine straight can get it.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 18, 2002
Tries way too hard to be cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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
Rod Armstrong
September 20, 2002
The result is shrill and charmless.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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