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The Hot Flashes Reviews

July 12, 2013
In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2013
A Lifetime movie, minus the commercials, but with every predictable twist and turn and treacly message intact. She shoots. It bores.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2013
Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2013
[A] strained and soapy empowerment comedy ...
July 11, 2013
Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it's too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 11, 2013
This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint - and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2013
Better for what it is than for how it's done...provides a welcome opportunity for five actresses of a certain age to share the screen together and yet it's pretty much a bland outing because virtually every scene plays out in a programmatic way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2013
Susan Seidelman has been making these blandly safe movies for years now; what happened to the edgy exuberance of her early films, like "Smithereens" or "Desperately Seeking Susan"?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2013
Early in The Hot Flashes, Brooke Shields is seen reading Menopause For Dummies, and it doesn't take long to realize that's precisely what you're watching.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 11, 2013
A post-"Bridesmaids" case of raunch lite, a change-of-life comedy that could have used a change of scripts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 10, 2013
[Brooke Shields'] plodding performance brings the film down as ineluctably as gravity on the female body.