• Released
  • May 22, 1999
  • 2 hr 0 min
  • Black Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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8 1/2 Women Synopsis
A widower (John Standing) tries to be interested in the opposite sex.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A surreal comedy about sex that comes as close to charming as Greenaway ever gets.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This visually intricate fantasia combines his (Greenaway's) extraordinary cinematic imagination with a story and characters less compelling...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One possible approach to 8 1/2 Women, I think, is to view it as a slowed-down, mannered, tongue-in-cheek silent comedy, skewed by...
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63

Miami Herald

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With its convoluted pretentiousness, heavy use of metaphors and obscure references to art, fails to maintain interest.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The problem with 8 1/2 Women isn't that what you see is what you get; it's that what you see is all you get.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Seethes with cruel lust and brainy fancy.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Keeps teasing you with intimations of the libidinous animal within.
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38

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
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16

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch.
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For Strong Sexual Dialogue, Strong Sexual Content and Pervasive Nudity