The First Wives Club Synopsis
Dumped for younger women, college pals (Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton) seek revenge.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's a glamorous revenge romp, a "9 to 5" mixed with "Auntie Mame," and it gives each star the opportunity to do her best work in a long,...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie, from the 1992 best seller by Olivia Goldsmith, isn't deathless art. But as pure entertainment, this witty revenge romp is...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
It's funnier, and bitchier, than Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women," and, best of all, it showcases three wonderful actresses who have rarely...
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63

TV Guide

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Yes, it's great that Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler -- all women of a certain age, though they've done their best to make sure...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The First Wives Club has all the conviction a comedy of female vengeance needs. But as soon as the dumb plot takes over, the wit leaks out...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is undoubtedly a movie to be made about this material -- a different movie.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The First Wives Club has a femme casting coup for the ages, and sometimes it only takes the right performers interacting to give sprightly...
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40

Empire

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But what starts out so promisingly with some witty one-liners loses itself in the middle and finally descends into a slapstick routine that...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
It's difficult to say who is more misguided here: the men (director, screenwriter and producer) who made the movie, or the women who signed...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unfortunately, although there are a few nasty thorns here and there, The First Wives Club is a largely uninspired (and unfunny) comedy that...
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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Frothy divorce-revenge comedy with iffy messages.
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