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Waiting to Exhale Reviews

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January 1, 2000
With the exception of Bernadine, I never felt anything for the women populating this film, as they failed to capture my interest or sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
With one possible exception, none of its women is at all likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The male-bashing taken to an extreme in Waiting to Exhale is starting to seem a little like crack for the female psyche, exhilarating in the short term but ultimately crippling and dangerous.
January 1, 2000
It is a two-hour music video, Houston is pretty but dull, and the dynamo Bassett has been better elsewhere.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
For all the pleasure there is in seeing effective, great-looking black women grappling with major life issues on screen, Waiting to Exhale is an uneven piece.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
When Robin asks, 'Don't we hear this on Sally and Oprah every day?' you may be inclined to agree.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
You want the movie to stomp and rejoice and cry like a fool; instead it meanders and lollygags, occasionally flaring up, then sputtering again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Four main female characters trudging through a movie's worth of similar repeated blunders adds up to one scary truckload of drama.
April 12, 2002
Never escapes the queasy aura of Melrose Place: just another story about beautiful people with small problems.
December 21, 2004
Whitney Houston's alleged dramatic acting and dull, uninvolving storyline weighs down the virtues of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2006
Stylish but shallow melodrama, based on McMillan's best-seller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
An escapist fantasy that women in the audience can enjoy by musing, 'I wish I had her problems' - and her car, house, wardrobe, figure and men, even wrong men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
Offers a winning portrait of sassy black sister solidarity.
January 1, 2000
This sister-celebratory adaptation of Terry McMillan's best-selling book is frequently delightful.
January 1, 2000
Whitaker clumsily mishandles what should be a 'you go, girl!' tour de force.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2002
Is there a woman alive who hasn't demanded an explanation from the Almighty about the losers that she keeps getting?
March 24, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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