100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
So original, so funny, so alive with drama, intrigue, mystery and colors that you want to see it again and again.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The secret to enjoying 8 Women is to check your analytical mind at the popcorn counter and settle back for almost two hours of cinematic mischief.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of the most uplifting and delightful films to have come along this year.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Whatever you call this one-of-a-kind bonbon spiked with wit and malice, it's classic oo-la-la.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie doesn't remind me so much of the movies of Minnelli or Sirk as it does a lavish parody of "Upstairs, Downstairs," with musical interludes (the divas sing, whether they can or not) that are often as painful to watch as they are audaciously performed.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
May not plumb the depths of the female psyche, but it's stylish and frivolous in the most profound ways.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even if some of the references are inscrutable, a lot of 8 Women is a riot. Here and there Ozon finds the key to a level of farce that would have amused Bunuel himself.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Movies like 8 Women are essentially made for movie-lovers. You have to have seen overdecorated studio musicals, and you have to know who Darrieux and Deneuve and Beart and Huppert and Ardant are, to get the full flavor. It also helps if you have seen Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is weightless entertainment that's both camp and true, a warped adoration of star-quality actresses as amazing creatures who can project the lives of fictional characters as well as the essence of their own fabulous selves.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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