Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Greenaway's film is about making people's jaws drop.
  2. 20
    Writer-director Peter Greenaway never uses narrative lightly...references to the act of filmmaking exhaust their impact pretty quickly.
  3. 20
    This anti-narrative screwball comedy, a sort of police-drama re-enactment of Fellini's themes in "8 1/2," keeps most of the jokes off-screen.
  4. 16
    Greenaway has hit a brick wall, and it's no fun to watch.
  5. More prettily photographed pretentious rubbish from the ridiculous Peter Greenaway.
  6. 8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
  7. 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.
  8. 10
    The deeply ridiculous 8 1/2 Women could have been made only by a cranky dotard.
  9. Intentionally defies categorization and explication.

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