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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Whatever you call this one-of-a-kind bonbon spiked with wit and malice, it's classic oo-la-la. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    So original, so funny, so alive with drama, intrigue, mystery and colors that you want to see it again and again. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    May not plumb the depths of the female psyche, but it's stylish and frivolous in the most profound ways. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie doesn't remind me so much of the movies of Minnelli or Sirk as it does a lavish parody of "Upstairs, Downstairs," with musical interludes (the divas sing, whether they can or not) that are often as painful to watch as they are audaciously performed. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The secret to enjoying 8 Women is to check your analytical mind at the popcorn counter and settle back for almost two hours of cinematic mischief. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    One of the most uplifting and delightful films to have come along this year. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Movies like 8 Women are essentially made for movie-lovers. You have to have seen overdecorated studio musicals, and you have to know who Darrieux and Deneuve and Beart and Huppert and Ardant are, to get the full flavor. It also helps if you have seen Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap." show more

  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    An ebullient toast to grande dames: part homage, part camp, all artifice and a thoroughly entertaining, if light, confection. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Even if some of the references are inscrutable, a lot of 8 Women is a riot. Here and there Ozon finds the key to a level of farce that would have amused Bunuel himself. show more

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