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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The problem is the script, which, in scene after scene, contains no surprises. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint — and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    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. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

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

  • 38
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

  • 20
    Jen Chaney The Dissolve

    Under the direction of Susan Seidelman—who first focused on a lost woman with identity issues in 1985’s Desperately Seeking Susan—the leads in The Hot Flashes come across as one-dimensional, pseudo-feminist clichés whose conversations seem contrived and whose jokes land with the thud of airballs clunking on hardwood. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo Kang Village Voice

    The raunchy, feminist-revenge jokes are the best part of this feel-good, you-go-ladies sports comedy. show more

  • 40
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    What could have been an empowering and amusing riff on the typically male underdog genre is mostly charmless. show more

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