75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
English wrangles her talent like a virtuoso. Best is Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is Diane English's directing debut, and it shows. Also in evidence is her familiarity with television. The movie is shot like a TV show, with frequent intercut close-ups.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Very earnest, often engaging, but not quite as much of a pleasure as the original.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a feminist lesson instead of what it should have been (and once was): a tough, synthetic, high-gloss entertainment that wears its heart on its lacquered fingernails.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is a work of ambivalence. Is English making fun of these women? Or is she making a pilot for Lifetime?
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Defanged and drippy, the remake of 1939's The Women seems to have been made for the dullard granddaughters of the sassy, sharp society matrons in George Cukor's campy original.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a major dud.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Is it an exaggeration to call The Women the worst movie of the year? Well, yeah, probably. But it may be the most disappointing, given all the effort that went into it.
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27 out of 100
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