|Focus Features | Release Date: September 20, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
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.
It's pretty safe to say that claustrophobic, gay-themed murder mysteries haven't been this much fun since "Deathtrap."
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]
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." Read full review
The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.
Proves to be a pleasant romp. Girls just wanna have fun -- even onscreen.
8 Women would probably be a looser, giddier salute to show-biz ideas of femininity if it were performed by eight drag queens.
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