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What Women Want Reviews

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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.
February 7, 2001
This woman wants to have a long talk with the writer of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
February 7, 2001
boldly goes where other romantic-comedies have only flirted -- straight into the heads of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2000
Gibson and the film have an uproarious ball as he becomes uncomfortably acclimated to his new skill.
December 15, 2000
It should be called What Moviegoers Want, because it appeals to both sexes, without pandering to or demeaning either of them.
December 15, 2000
It's a romantic comedy with a distinctly modern, delicate but sharp, satirical cutting edge.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
December 15, 2000
For a while, anyway, it's very funny.
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.
December 15, 2000
The movie is so overloaded with characters and equally underdeveloped subplots that it starts to topple under the weight.
December 15, 2000
[Hunt] elevates what might have been a cute, familiarly plotted movie into a romance with real heart, sweetness and genuine emotion.
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.
December 15, 2000
Quite enjoyable and nearly always entertaining to watch.
December 15, 2000
It's lopsided, lighthearted escapism that's as breezy as the wind -- and about as substantial.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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.
December 15, 2000
A giddy, goofy Gibson hoot, this is.
December 15, 2000
Even when Nick is a genuine boor, he's lovable because it's Gibson pulling all the strings.
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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