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  • Summary: Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, Woman on Top is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. As a goofy little fantasy, however, this film has loads of charm.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    A fantastical romp with a buoyant pace, exotic locations, a finger-popping score, appealing leads and spicy cooking demonstrations.
  3. Tries too hard to be playful and sensual, wacky and romantic, and comes away feeling fake and prefabricated instead.
  4. 50
    Bright, bubbly and thoroughly inconsequential.
  5. Thanks to this relentlessly likable film's playful sexuality and utter lack of pretension it's surprisingly easy to let all of one's objections float away on a fragrant cloud of kitchen sweat, pheromones, and sweet lime zest.
  6. 40
    Too flimsily built and baldly unfunny to bolster Cruz's charms, but Almodóvar's blessed Virgin is, as usual, winning and guilelessly seductive.
  7. 10
    The mind will be starved for subtlety, wit and substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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