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Dr. T and the Women Reviews

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Globe and Mail
December 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 8, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
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Houston Chronicle
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.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly spry and funny film with a solidly serious core.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Sparkling and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Has hardly any plot at all, or believable characters.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
After the film wanders for two hours, growing more and more absurd, it ends in an extremely unsatisfying way.
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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.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Lighter and less compelling than Altman's best efforts, the new one produces a low-level, but still enjoyable, buzz.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Might have been titled Dr. T and the Miserable Hos.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Dr. T is vintage Altman, the best movie he's made since Short Cuts.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
[Altman] and Gere, surrounded by various blondes in extremis, mostly keep it entertainingly rambunctious.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
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.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
It's all hub and no bub.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A shrewd, sideways glance at the incredibly dense (and darn proud of it) male of the species.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A widely pertinent, richly textured comedy with real resonance.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Altman and his congenially matched screenwriter Anne Rapp wrap some stinging psychological and emotional observations in a beguiling package.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Many of [Altman's] observations have the strength of truth softened by indulgence and ultimate acceptance.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Loaded with so many keen observations and opposing ideas that it holds interest throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Altman and screenwriter Annie Rapp ... have playfully turned upside down any expectations raised by Gere's normally aloof star persona.
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John Hartl
Film.com
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.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
If the film ultimately feels overindulgent and hardly among [Altman's] best work ... it's still a jauntily entertaining ride.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Richard Gere has never been better cast.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A flabby farce in which everyone seems to be making it up as they go along.