In the Land of Women - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Land of Women Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
April 20, 2007
Considering the setup features three attractive, lovelorn characters, Kasdan takes a fairly high road. But his script only feigns insight.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 20, 2007
Kasdan is the son of director Lawrence Kasdan. So while he should know better, he can be forgiven his many rookie errors. Why? Because in creating Carter and getting nuanced work from Brody, he has shown promise.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 19, 2007
In the Land of Women doesn't for a moment feel messy and chaotic where it counts.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
The script is problematic. Much of it feels half-formed; there are some potentially interesting ideas but they are not really developed well. The audience is supposed to take certain things on face value -- and there are many missed opportunities, particu
Full Review | Original Score: C
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 20, 2007
Cuddly and uneven.
| Original Score: B-
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 20, 2007
Why make a garrulous movie about people in crisis if Olympia Dukakis winds up muzzled? Of all the troubled gabbers in Kasdan's film, the prickliest and most proficient is wasted in a few brief scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
April 17, 2007
Just what we need. Another formula indie dramedy that tries to be Garden State, but winds up being merely garden variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
April 20, 2007
A lot of pop-music montages--great soundtrack, by the way--stand in for actual acting or directing, and there's not a single thing here that hasn't been done better before.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 18, 2007
So pillow-soft that its most jarring element is the countenance of Meg Ryan, whose once warm, sunshiny face has been nipped and tucked into a rigid feline Joker grin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Betsy Bozdech
April 20, 2007
Wistful and uneven, Jonathan Kasdan's [drama] is like Garden State by way of a John Hughes movie -- but less engaging than either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
April 30, 2007
It hits all the emotional cues right on schedule, pushing an audience's buttons with dull factory precision.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
As soon as it's over, you start forgetting about it. It's not a bad movie, it's just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Heather Huntington
August 25, 2008
Brody is the epitome of the trustworthy, funny, approachable, but magnetic nice guy that you would marry in a second if he really existed. It was like Tom Hanks and John Cusack had a love child.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Orndorf
April 19, 2007
If first-time director Jon Kasdan had something more thematically devastating in mind when he wrote Women, you'd never know it from the final product.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 20, 2007
One of those films in formed by intimate personal experience -- the experience of seeing Garden State.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 19, 2007
It feels like Kasdan has piled one event on top of another on top of another, as opposed to building a believable story arc.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 19, 2007
This comedy drama is capably acted and undeniably touching in spots, although less than two weeks after seeing it, I can remember having been undeniably touched but not much else.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 19, 2007
Kasdan's clueless psychological insight leaves [Ryan] stranded.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
April 28, 2007
I can't recall the last [film] that filled me with the kind of utter loathing and contempt that this one did.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Writer-director Jonathan Kasdan - he of the much-loved, short-lived Freaks and Geeks -- is no stranger to quirky characters. But why is it then that the characters in Land -- especially the high schoolers -- ring so false?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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