What Men Want Reviews

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August 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
March 18, 2020
All in all, this bland, overlong film swings and misses way more often than it connects.
January 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.
December 13, 2019
A dim, grim and irritating farce, on a two-hour search-and-destroy mission for your sense of humour.
November 22, 2019
Taraji P.Henson is entertaining but is better than this material. The breakout star though is Erykah Badu.
November 22, 2019
One of these days, someone's going to write a leading role worthy of Taraji P. Henson.
September 18, 2019
Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged.
July 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.
April 30, 2019
Running at two hours, it overstays its welcome in favor of unnecessary subplots.
April 8, 2019
Despite message, What Men Want misses the comedy boat
April 1, 2019
In sum, we never actually do get to know what men want (apart from the obvious). And neither is it really illustrated how, even if she did know, Ali could change things.
March 20, 2019
Way too long and with a lopsided supporting cast, the film still finds some bright spots and is a good showcase for Taraji P. Henson's underused and gloriously lowbrow side.
March 20, 2019
An excellent cast elevates a wacky, crowded script with too few, actual jokes and a disappointingly conventional denouement.
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