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Waiting to Exhale Reviews

April 12, 2002
Never escapes the queasy aura of Melrose Place: just another story about beautiful people with small problems.
February 13, 2001
A pleasant if undemanding piece of work that is diverting to sit through though it won't stand up to any kind of rigorous examination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
This sister-celebratory adaptation of Terry McMillan's best-selling book is frequently delightful.
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
Whitaker clumsily mishandles what should be a 'you go, girl!' tour de force.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
December 22, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B