What Men Want Reviews

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October 1, 2020
Proof that Taraji P. Henson can carry a film like it's literally nobody's business.
September 27, 2020
Henson, easily one of the more under-appreciated actresses working today, is absolutely terrific here.
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.
April 18, 2019
What Women Want is a gal pal popcorn comedy with more laughs than you might expect from its silly Hollywood fantasy premise, largely thanks to Taraji P. Hensen and a hard-working supporting cast.
March 30, 2019
What Men Want is refreshingly frank about the workplace dynamics Sure the end has a predictable rom-com twist and some momentum issues. But great tunes and great scenes make this the Girls Trip of 2019
March 18, 2019
Derivative, and maybe with too many basketball references for us, but well acted and good fun.
March 17, 2019
It's a watchable rom-com that gives you exactly what you want, and it didn't even need to read your mind to get it.
March 17, 2019
It's a fun idea to gender-flip the premise of Nancy Meyers' 2000 romcom What Women Want (starring Mel Gibson), and a shrewd decision to recast the film's protagonist as black...
March 15, 2019
As a film it is almost impossible to place on the ideological spectrum...Yet, from the first few scenes of this crackpot endeavour, it becomes blatantly obvious that it might not even matter. Because it is funny. And it is good.
March 15, 2019
What Men Want is predictable and uneven, but the genuinely big laughs - of which there are quite a few - keep it flowing.
March 15, 2019
Henson brings a charge of energy to every scene and there are some funny moments.
March 14, 2019
The film's charm offensive breaks down most of the narrative barriers to enjoyment, and with Erykah Badu and Tracy Morgan making great hay with their roles, this turns out to a fun film.
March 14, 2019
The storytelling is a little loose, but as a workplace comedy with a side-line in romance, this earns its laughs thanks to the immensely game Henson and a stellar supporting cast.
March 13, 2019
The plot is predictable to the last programmed giggle. But Henson is pretty terrific; if you can stand comical histrionics done with style while pitched to high C, amplified to triple-f and played by the full personality orchestra.
March 6, 2019
What makes this film, besides Taraji, is the work done to really tap into the way men think throughout the day.
March 4, 2019
Taraji really invests in this film, just puts up a lot of energy for it, and it's worth watching.
February 22, 2019
The writers have ensured the #MeToo undertones are included in the script, masked with comic levity.
February 22, 2019
What Men Want never reaches for lazy stereotypes to garner its many laughs.
February 18, 2019
A charming and relevant story elevated by Taraji P. Henson's lead performance. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 17, 2019
A gloriously over-the-top comic performance by Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures; Benjamin Button) is the gleaming jewel in this winning, extremely funny comedy about glass-ceiling politics, out-of-control ambition and love.
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