Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • Summary: When Nick Marshall (Gibson), an ad executive and male chauvinist has an accident, he finds he has gained the ability to hear what women are thinking. As time passes, this phenomenon starts to change his behavior.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. A frequently hilarious exercise in one sex desperately trying to figure out the other.
  2. Adequately funny but predictable sitcom
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    The picture has some fun slapstick set pieces and an inventively manic turn by Gibson.
  4. It's like 90 minutes of teasing foreplay, and then, just when it's about to get really good, your partner rolls over and goes to sleep.
  5. 40
    Gibson has never lacked chemistry with his leading ladies, from Sigourney Weaver in "The Year of Living Dangerously" to Julia Roberts in "Conspiracy Theory," but faced with the awkward Hunt -- Hollywood's bland antidote to the Lolita syndrome -- he doesn't even try.
  6. Really, what women want is what all of us want: a decent movie, something vaguely insightful and occasionally funny. This isn't that movie.

See all 33 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jan 18, 2013
    8
    This film isn't exactly groundbreaking in any significant way. Nevertheless, it is a very solid film... if you can suspend your belief regarding the mind-reading (and the way he gains and loses the ability). Mel Gibson gives an absolutely stellar performance and looks pretty good to boot. Helen Hunt's performance is also quite sublime. This film even deals with the topic of suicide in a very profound and tear jerking way. I had to pause the film so as not to break out in tears... and I'm not the type to cry at films much

    All in all its worth a watch
    Expand

See all 13 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. Ranked: The Best Women Film Directors (and Their Films)

    Ranked: The Best Women Film Directors (and Their Films) Image
    Published: July 17, 2010
    Even in a year where the directing Oscar went to a woman for the first time, female filmmakers still don't receive the recognition that their male counterparts do. We look at the top women directors and their films, including the two best-reviewed live-action films of the summer.