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The Stepford Wives Reviews

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Alissa Quart
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
It glides by on the notion that there is little that is still frightening about being an American woman. I wish I could say it was a premise whose time had come.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 8, 2004
What a gutless and apologetic film this is...Hollywood has never met a good idea that it couldn't eviscerate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
June 11, 2004
If the film is to work on any level, even a comedic one, it's necessary for the viewers to sympathize with Joanna and Walter. However, the script and scattershot performances keep them at arm's length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 11, 2004
Often feels off, forced even.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Comedic remake of '70s horror movie has sex humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Larry Carroll
June 19, 2004
The ending of the new Stepford Wives is completely ineffective. It doesn't clearly define what these women are and goes for a lazy screenwriter's cure all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 10, 2004
Represents the kind of lame brainstorm that finds its way onto a summer release schedule.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 14, 2004
Very good dialogue, the rest of this stuff just falls apart.
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
June 11, 2004
Let's just do everyone involved with The Stepford Wives a favor and wipe it from the slate.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 19, 2004
Substituting horror for hilarity, this satiric jumble of half-baked social commentary and hit-or-miss jokes is an exercise in meta self-consciousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
June 16, 2004
The Internet Movie Database classifies The Stepford Wives as 'comedy/drama/thriller,' and I suppose that's part of the film's problem: It doesn't know what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
June 10, 2004
Your local Pennysaver is more exciting.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 11, 2004
None of it appears to be well thought out, or thought through, and it's consequently never remotely believable.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2004
The idea behind The Stepford Wives is still a chiller, but this remake has some gaping plot holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
June 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
In a year jam-packed with remakes, we have yet another bad one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 26, 2004
Oz's toothless vehicle is never able to capture the dark humor of its calculated convictions...has no apparent rhyme or reason to its meandering madness
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's not a single redeeming feature in this colossal over-budgeted waste of time...
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
June 9, 2004
One of the biggest messes in recent memory - an incoherent hack job that can never decide whether it wants to be a horror film, a social satire or a broad comedy.
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