Lions Gate Films | Release Date: May 26, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
36
METASCORE
Generally unfavorable reviews based on 25 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
7
Negative:
10
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75
Never dull visually, but it's certainly monomaniacal and heartless thematically.
63
Miami HeraldMarta Barber
With its convoluted pretentiousness, heavy use of metaphors and obscure references to art, fails to maintain interest.
63
Seethes with cruel lust and brainy fancy.
63
The problem with 8 1/2 Women isn't that what you see is what you get; it's that what you see is all you get.
38
Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
25
8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
12
More prettily photographed pretentious rubbish from the ridiculous Peter Greenaway.
0
Inert, unfunny, and not even interesting as a dirty movie, 8 1/2 Women could well rank as one of the worst films of the year.