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Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Altman and his writer, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Barbara Shulgasser, should have gone further and been meaner; too many of his jokes are generic slapstick, instead of being aimed squarely at industry's targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Despite some delicious moments, this sluggish, overlong, halfhearted satire feels like a movie that wanted to go somewhere but never got there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
I got the feeling that Altman didn't really have any idea what he wanted to say with this film (which he later conceded in a TV interview).
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 19, 2011
The spoof goes nowhere and takes a long time in doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
So overblown, so full of itself and yet so exquisitely empty, that we're left wondering whether, in his haste to expose the Emperor's New Clothes, the artist has stopped near a mirror to check his own dangerously ephemeral finery.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 15, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Robert Altman may be the most inconsistent American film director alive.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The picture is not a social satire. It's a mess.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Ready to Wear is to filmmaking what paper dresses were to fashion -- thin, trendy, and disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It seems like a very long wait to get to the various punch lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 23, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 17, 2004
Though it credits Mr. Altman and Barbara Shulgasser as writers, this film seems practically scriptless, to the point where much of it plays like a first rehearsal.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 7, 2004
Sporadically amusing camp mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Entertainment Weekly
December 23, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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David Ansen
Newsweek
August 18, 2008
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