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What Women Want Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
For a while, anyway, it's very funny.
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
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
What women really want, if we can read the simple mind of What Women Want, is sincerity and honesty, even if you have to fake it.
December 15, 2000
Mel Gibson is at his loosest and most playful for much of What Women Want.
December 15, 2000
A seductive conceit, a stellar comedic turn, a chance to plow the terrain of sexual politics with humor and intelligence ... What Women Want is a winner.
December 15, 2000
It introduces us to a kinder, gentler Mel who's not only in touch with his feminine side, but who also widens his fan base considerably in the bargain.
December 15, 2000
Only Tomei's thoughts sound like actual thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2000
Set your standards on neutral, and enjoy it for exactly what it is -- mindless entertainment that will make you laugh but won't linger in your mind much farther than the theater's parking lot.
December 15, 2000
We're never able to escape the feeling that we're watching a manufactured object that starts turning insipid just when it was starting to seem scatty.
December 15, 2000
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the best jokes in this amusing but too predictable comedy.
December 15, 2000
Although What Women Want is being marketed toward women, it does nothing but condescend to them.
December 15, 2000
It's not boring and is often very funny, as in a solo dance that Nick does in his apartment, to Frank Sinatra singing 'I Won't Dance.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2000
Fans of bubbly romances can consider this a thumbs up. I call it a clenched-teeth concession at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 14, 2000
If the movie had the courage to show that women are complex people, it would be a much more inspired picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 14, 2000
Meyers' women have precious little on their minds.
Read More | Original Score: 55/100
December 14, 2000
It says a lot about this film that the most moving moment it provides is a Nike commercial for female runners created by the real-life Weiden-Kennedy Agency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2000
Has some honest laughs, a few touching moments, and a welcome balance between the girls and the boys.
December 14, 2000
Despite the best efforts of both actors, the attraction between Gibson and Hunt doesn't flare into light.
December 14, 2000
Liberates [Gibson] from the confines of an action hero, and he takes full flight.
December 14, 2000
Delivers on the promise of its playful premise, thanks to some sly gender role reversals and Gibson's willingness to play along.
December 14, 2000
If you're in the mood for some well-done fluff -- with some deft performances and bright dialogue -- you could do a lot worse.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 13, 2000
It's most productive to view it for what it is -- a romantic comedy that is as entertaining as it is inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2000
Gibson manages to Mel-evate the material to a crowd-pleasing level.
December 11, 2000
Gibson seems all but inflated with helium throughout, which contagiously lifts everyone else around him.