Women in Trouble Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
November 13, 2009
The film has already reduced itself to an empty exercise in campy, color-bathed titillation, as a gaggle of women are defined by their sexual drives and abilities without comment from the filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine
November 10, 2009
At a particularly rundown corner of Almodóvar Boulevard and Tarantino Lane, you'll find Women in Trouble, a limp, forgettable collection of interlocking tales all centering on the eponymous narrative setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 22, 2011
Gutierrez's story is structurally clichéd ... but, worse still, his characters are uniformly unbelievable and two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 13, 2009
This forced, charmless multi-character movie pretends to show women in all their glorious variety, but it really just traffics in the same old cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 13, 2009
Mr. Gutierrez, as suggested by all the décolletage, appears to be a breast man. Too bad he didn't set his sights higher.
| Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
November 12, 2009
Penthouse Forum meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic slice of trash-masquerading-as-class.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
November 13, 2009
It's a film with undeniably gorgeous parts that never quite develops into a sum.
Christopher Null
November 12, 2009
Unfortunately, while it is a great idea for a sketch, or a web series, it's not a movie length idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 13, 2009
Apparently, in Gutierrez's mind, expanding the range of humanity available to women on film means they can be porn stars or prostitutes...and they can be catastrophically dumb...
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 15, 2009
A tedious dramady about an unappealing group of women in Los Angeles.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
November 16, 2009
A good look at men dealing with women and a good look at the supposedly soft side of porn doesn't make a good looking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 10, 2009
Women in Trouble awkwardly mixes blue material with sob stories.
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David Fear
Time Out
November 11, 2009
The film borrows beaucoup Almodóvarisms -- multilayered hysterical heroines, a singular homo-ironic aesthetic -- and reduces them to Podunk wink-wink camp and carping-harpy heroines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Glenn Whipp
Associated Press
November 11, 2009
The attractive cast, notably the earthy Gugino, tries hard to invest the one-note characters with a degree of humanity, but are betrayed at every turn by the thin material.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 12, 2009
Too much of Women In Trouble settles for banal instances of infidelity, female bonding, or psychoanalysis when it needs to keep the action going. It's fine to be inconsequential, as long as the charged-up frivolity never stops.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 13, 2009
The most jeopardy these women confronted was the day they said yes to Women in Trouble.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
December 10, 2009
In the "whatever were they thinking of" genre, a new entry: Women in Trouble.
Perri Nemiroff
August 12, 2010
It's not pornography, but it evokes that same uneasy feeling that you're watching something that's so wrong but so right at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 13, 2009
A sprightly, sexy, campy and outrageously funny ensemble comedy that's best watched with an open mind and a large audience for maximum enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.25/10
Mark Peikert
New York Press
November 18, 2009
A lucky alchemy of writer and cast turns what could have been an indie bore into something surprisingly uproarious.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2009
Women in Trouble has sleeper written all over it and a sequel is already in the works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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