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The Stepford Wives Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
As comedies go, it's actually fairly funny, albeit in a light, superficial way which either hides or exposes the fact that the plot is a thick tangle of mutual contradictions.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
The remake of The Stepford Wives is the gayest major motion picture ever made - and remember, I saw Troy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
August 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Empire Magazine
July 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 25, 2004
For better or worse, Stepford Wives is classic Frank Oz. At times ludicrous and stereotypical, but always funny.
| Original Score: 72/100
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
With its smart script and dead-on comic performances, it actually works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 9, 2004
Frank Oz has made a career of making comedy out of on-set tensions and his actors' personal anxieties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 24, 2004
The cast is mostly strong and its clumsy charms substantial -- enough to make this flawed cautionary tale worth watching, as long as your expectations aren't too high.
| Original Score: 72/100
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 22, 2004
Fitting that a horror film from the 70's is now remade as a slightly less scary satire for the new century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 17, 2004
It has a wonderfully wounding malice directed at both the Stepford, Conn., contingent of Energizer Bunny wives and the New Yorkers who have just moved in.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2004
This could have been a nearly great film, but instead it's an enjoyable mess that sometimes stretches itself to boast a degree of social relevance and truly-biting satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 16, 2004
The original thriller was accidentally campy, while Oz's film is very much in on the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
June 15, 2004
Don't try to figure the logic of the ending. Just sit back and enjoy a funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 15, 2004
Whatever behind-the-scenes problems there were are not apparent on the screen, and enough things work to make the film worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 12, 2004
This has the biggest plot hole in the history of movies.
| Original Score: 2.3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 11, 2004
The moral of this story makes perfect sense: perfection doesn't work.
Top Critic
June 11, 2004
A great Provincetown drag show of The Stepford Wives.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 11, 2004
Before it degenerates into a complete mess, it's an entertaining mess, and something about its willingness to please maintains the audience's goodwill throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 10, 2007
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 13, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

Film Comment Magazine
January 13, 2005
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
August 4, 2004
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 3, 2004

Premiere Magazine
June 22, 2004

Orlando Weekly
June 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
June 12, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 11, 2004
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 11, 2004
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