(I) (2008)

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Metascore

Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
As a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.
63
English wrangles her talent like a virtuoso. Best is Murphy Brown herself, Candice Bergen.
63
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.
50
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.
50
Very earnest, often engaging, but not quite as much of a pleasure as the original.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
The film repeatedly sacrifices dramatic punch for political correctness.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
For all its current political incorrectness, the original film at least attacked hypocrisy; this one practises it.
38
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.
38
Chicago Tribune
It's a high-powered cast, but it has painfully little to work with, apart from widely varying humor.
25
It's a major dud.
20
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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