The Hot Flashes Synopsis
A team of middle-aged Texas women challenges the current state champions to a series of games.
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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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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Hot Flashes

By villen509
I saw this already on Comcast OnDemand. I will start by saying that I am a woman in her early 50s, around the same age as the main characters in this film and that actors that play them, and I really...

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By evorsat
How refreshing to see a strong cast of leading ladies enjoy themselves making a movie about something we can all relate to. Long overdue to see a humorous movie with a fun plot and supporting a...

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Rated R | For Some sexual content and drug use.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Older women may still have game, but comedy drops the ball.
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