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Dr. T and the Women Reviews

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December 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 8, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
There's the kernel of an intriguing idea that we can almost grasp, but it's lost in the morass of expertly staged but irrelevant scenes.
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly spry and funny film with a solidly serious core.
January 1, 2000
Sparkling and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Hampered by a flighty tone that wears mighty thin by the time the two-hour picture ... takes its final over-the-top turn.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, Dr. T is the cinematic equivalent of shooting well-dressed turkeys in a barrel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
For those who don't mind being whipsawed between Rapp's characters and Altman's caricatures, there is much to enjoy in Dr. T.
January 1, 2000
Has hardly any plot at all, or believable characters.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
The slightly anachronistic absurdity of the conceit -- the travails of a lone gentleman in a world of ladies -- gives the actors room to do some wonderful work.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
After the film wanders for two hours, growing more and more absurd, it ends in an extremely unsatisfying way.
January 1, 2000
Without exception, every one of Dr. T's -- and thus Altman's -- women is either neurotic, needy, naked, or a lesbian. In other words, either a male fantasy or a male fear.
January 1, 2000
Dr. T raises some seductive questions ... and mixes them up in a madcap and outlandish blender swirl. Through the murk, it's often hard to see the movie's heart.
January 1, 2000
Lighter and less compelling than Altman's best efforts, the new one produces a low-level, but still enjoyable, buzz.
January 1, 2000
Might have been titled Dr. T and the Miserable Hos.
January 1, 2000
While it's impossible to call anything fashioned by a man of Altman's skill unwatchable, there are times when this pedantic and dull effort comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Dr. T is vintage Altman, the best movie he's made since Short Cuts.
January 1, 2000
[Altman] and Gere, surrounded by various blondes in extremis, mostly keep it entertainingly rambunctious.
January 1, 2000
On the surface, Altman's film is clearly meant as a paean to the variety and emotional fecundity of women, but scratch the surface, and you realize that underneath, it's not so pretty.
January 1, 2000
It's all hub and no bub.
January 1, 2000
A shrewd, sideways glance at the incredibly dense (and darn proud of it) male of the species.
January 1, 2000
A widely pertinent, richly textured comedy with real resonance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Altman and his congenially matched screenwriter Anne Rapp wrap some stinging psychological and emotional observations in a beguiling package.
January 1, 2000
What holds the stories and the characters together is the decency of Dr. T, and Gere seems wholly comfortable with the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Lacks the resonance of a major Altman film ... but it's a funny and ebullient look at a man in full confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Many of [Altman's] observations have the strength of truth softened by indulgence and ultimate acceptance.
January 1, 2000
Loaded with so many keen observations and opposing ideas that it holds interest throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Altman and screenwriter Annie Rapp ... have playfully turned upside down any expectations raised by Gere's normally aloof star persona.
January 1, 2000
It's a terrific showcase for Richard Gere, Shelley Long, Farrah Fawcett and a number of other actors who almost seemed to have been written off.
January 1, 2000
If the film ultimately feels overindulgent and hardly among [Altman's] best work ... it's still a jauntily entertaining ride.
January 1, 2000
Richard Gere has never been better cast.
January 1, 2000
A flabby farce in which everyone seems to be making it up as they go along.