63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint — and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film. Chief among them is the cast, a group of over-45 actresses who really are better than ever; in the cases of Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah, remarkably better.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The problem is the script, which, in scene after scene, contains no surprises.
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50

Slant Magazine

Seidelman's attempts to provide positive, alternative representations of marginalized people and problems is overly ambitious.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.
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42

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
Early in The Hot Flashes, Brooke Shields is seen reading Menopause For Dummies, and it doesn’t take long to realize that’s precisely what you’re watching.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
What could have been an empowering and amusing riff on the typically male underdog genre is mostly charmless.
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40

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
The raunchy, feminist-revenge jokes are the best part of this feel-good, you-go-ladies sports comedy.
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38

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Hot Flashes don’t generate much heat — comical or otherwise. A pity, since that rare menopause comedy is a terrible thing to waste.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Now that the filmmaker has reached a certain age, she no longer seems to have her finger on her generation’s pulse. Case in point: The Hot Flashes, a ribald comedy whose menopause-referencing title is all too indicative of its pandering humor.
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36 out of 100
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