Oct 1, 2020
Proof that Taraji P. Henson can carry a film like it's literally nobody's business.
Sep 27, 2020
Henson, easily one of the more under-appreciated actresses working today, is absolutely terrific here.
Aug 16, 2020
Bloated and misshapen, cramming in so much extra stuff that it's never able to make the most of what it has got.
Jul 27, 2020
While this sounds pretty straightforward in theory, the script is too hyperactive to settle on one path without getting distracted by its overabundance of subplots.
Jul 16, 2020
If even one part of the film had worked -- if it had been funnier or a more scathing social commentary -- I might have given it a pass despite other flaws. But everything about it systematically lets us down and fails to meet even baseline expectations.
Jul 13, 2020
Except for ticking the right diversity boxes and a few funny moments, this isn't even what women want let alone what men want.
Jul 7, 2020
While Taraji's performance never wavers... her ability to 'save' a movie is limited when the story is less developed than the character.
Mar 18, 2020
All in all, this bland, overlong film swings and misses way more often than it connects.
Jan 11, 2020
If you really want to see a romantic comedy go check this out, but if you really want to see Taraji and enjoy yourself go in with low expectations.
Dec 13, 2019
A dim, grim and irritating farce, on a two-hour search-and-destroy mission for your sense of humour.
Nov 22, 2019
Taraji P.Henson is entertaining but is better than this material. The breakout star though is Erykah Badu.
Nov 22, 2019
One of these days, someone's going to write a leading role worthy of Taraji P. Henson.
Sep 18, 2019
Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged.
Jul 3, 2019
[What Men Want] feels entirely more rote and uninspired, featuring few elements of genuine creative ambition.
May 17, 2019
For a film that touts female empowerment and regularly throws around mentions to the "Me Too" movement, What Men Want is a shallow, retrograde workplace comedy that is barely funny.
May 7, 2019
What Men Want is a comedy that is bursting with untapped potential.
May 6, 2019
It's just not as funny, progressive or challenging as the concept - a gender swapped remake of the Mel Gibson starrer What Women Want - would have allowed it to be.
May 2, 2019
Works with its tried plot device, resulting in the type of superficially pleasing comedy that audiences will lap up along with their snacks before it fades away with a more substantial meal.