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What Women Want Reviews

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
Because this is a romantic comedy produced in Hollywood, What Women Want must adhere to formula; any meaningful messages are likely to get garbled, if not entirely erased.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 7, 2001
This woman wants to have a long talk with the writer of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
February 7, 2001
Mel Gibson's roguish advertising executive showcases his hitherto second-tier romantic comedy talents that borrow a whimsical wink from Maverick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 7, 2001
boldly goes where other romantic-comedies have only flirted -- straight into the heads of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
December 15, 2000
Gibson and the film have an uproarious ball as he becomes uncomfortably acclimated to his new skill.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 15, 2000
It should be called What Moviegoers Want, because it appeals to both sexes, without pandering to or demeaning either of them.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 15, 2000
It's a romantic comedy with a distinctly modern, delicate but sharp, satirical cutting edge.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 15, 2000
Gibson turns in one of those rare comedy performances that, every so often, manages to snag an Oscar nomination. And, you know, he deserves one.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 15, 2000
For a while, anyway, it's very funny.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
December 15, 2000
So inept in delivering its messages that its female characters ... seem a species in desperate need of a man ... to rescue them and make their lives whole.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 15, 2000
The movie is so overloaded with characters and equally underdeveloped subplots that it starts to topple under the weight.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
December 15, 2000
[Hunt] elevates what might have been a cute, familiarly plotted movie into a romance with real heart, sweetness and genuine emotion.
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
December 15, 2000
Gibson's Nick laughs at his own jokes a little too much, and so the picture never settles into a tone of farce, irony or romantic insight.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 15, 2000
Quite enjoyable and nearly always entertaining to watch.
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
December 15, 2000
It's lopsided, lighthearted escapism that's as breezy as the wind -- and about as substantial.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 15, 2000
That the movie is made by a woman who can challenge any male filmmaker on Earth for ham-handed direction connotes some kind of sexual equality.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
December 15, 2000
While Nick comes to appreciate women in all their complexity and depth, the movie is only interested in them as props and tools to aid in his eventual enlightenment.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
December 15, 2000
A giddy, goofy Gibson hoot, this is.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
December 15, 2000
Even when Nick is a genuine boor, he's lovable because it's Gibson pulling all the strings.
Dave White
IFilm
December 15, 2000
Still rigidly stuck in Gender Role 101, as Mel has to rescue several women by the film's end.
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