Focus Features | Release Date: September 20, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 30 Critics
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23
Mixed:
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83
If you simply love Vogue magazine, you'll love 8 Women just as much as the cinematically educated. This breezy entertainment often feels like an exquisitely photographed fashion layout come to life.
80
It's pretty safe to say that claustrophobic, gay-themed murder mysteries haven't been this much fun since "Deathtrap."
80
In short, this film is not quite the frozen and brittle comedy that it appears to be, and, if you can stomach it the first time, you may experience a baffling wish to see it again -- to inspect this crystalline curiosity from another angle. [16 September 2002, p. 106]
70
The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.
67
Proves to be a pleasant romp. Girls just wanna have fun -- even onscreen.
38
8 Women would probably be a looser, giddier salute to show-biz ideas of femininity if it were performed by eight drag queens.