The First Wives Club Reviews

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January 9, 2019
In the end, "The First Wives Club" even betrays its own bylaws. Revenge is a dish not served. Did Thelma and Louise make their sacrifice for nothing?
January 9, 2019
Oh, the stories Hawn, Midler and Keaton could tell about men. But we never get to hear them in "The First Wives Clubs." Instead, it's high jinks as they plot revenge, get the money.
January 9, 2019
It's not much more than a variation on Nine to Five, with the object of revenge switched from a single boss to multiple husbands.
January 9, 2019
Although the movie presents itself as a ''hear me roar'' feminist statement, its view of humanity - both male and female - is so sour and artificial that the women characters come off almost as badly as the men do.
January 9, 2019
Yet the real genius of this saga of sisterhood ascendant is its, um, marriage of revenge fantasy and exuberant spirit.
February 27, 2018
These three powerhouse comediennes toss up a fairly delightful mess.
September 7, 2011
The First Wives Club has all the conviction a comedy of female vengeance needs. But as soon as the dumb plot takes over, the wit leaks out of the movie like helium from a balloon.
March 26, 2009
With its combination of comic zingers and star turns, pic shapes up as one of the more commercial fall entries.
January 26, 2006
One-liners aside, however, there's no disguising the film's social smugness or predictability.
August 31, 2004
June 18, 2002
It's a glamorous revenge romp, a 9 to 5 mixed with Auntie Mame, and it gives each star the opportunity to do her best work in a long, long time.
April 12, 2002
May 12, 2001
Cheers to all for tempering bile with humor and compassion. Sappy? Maybe. Also irresistible fun.
February 14, 2001
[I]t is hard to get too upset at a film that offers these actresses the chance to be entertaining.
January 1, 2000
The First Wives Club is a great excuse for the three stars to showcase their comic talents, and for their fans to enjoy them doing so.
January 1, 2000
The film is played as witchy, all-star vamping with a lethal sting. What makes its premise especially funny is that, at heart, it's no laughing matter.
January 1, 2000
The success of The First Wives Club rests on the way it makes the audience feel like insiders, like part of a glamorous Hollywood club.
January 1, 2000
What starts out so promisingly with some witty one-liners loses itself in the middle and finally descends into a slapstick routine that cries out for a touch of sophistication.
January 1, 2000
The First Wives Club probably would have been tolerable had any of the characters attained even a marginal level of likeability.
January 1, 2000
Alternates heartfelt talks with slapstick and sitcom situations.
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