What Women Want 2000

Critics score:
54 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Ebert & Roeper: Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: It's a romantic comedy with a distinctly modern, delicate but sharp, satirical cutting edge. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: Liberates [Gibson] from the confines of an action hero, and he takes full flight. Read more

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times: If the movie had the courage to show that women are complex people, it would be a much more inspired picture. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: It should be called What Moviegoers Want, because it appeals to both sexes, without pandering to or demeaning either of them. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: If you're in the mood for some well-done fluff -- with some deft performances and bright dialogue -- you could do a lot worse. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: It says a lot about this film that the most moving moment it provides is a Nike commercial for female runners created by the real-life Weiden-Kennedy Agency. Read more

Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle: While Nick comes to appreciate women in all their complexity and depth, the movie is only interested in them as props and tools to aid in his eventual enlightenment. Read more

Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com: Set your standards on neutral, and enjoy it for exactly what it is -- mindless entertainment that will make you laugh but won't linger in your mind much farther than the theater's parking lot. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: [Hunt] elevates what might have been a cute, familiarly plotted movie into a romance with real heart, sweetness and genuine emotion. Read more

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John Anderson, Newsday: That the movie is made by a woman who can challenge any male filmmaker on Earth for ham-handed direction connotes some kind of sexual equality. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's most productive to view it for what it is -- a romantic comedy that is as entertaining as it is inconsequential. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It's not boring and is often very funny, as in a solo dance that Nick does in his apartment, to Frank Sinatra singing 'I Won't Dance.' Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com: Although What Women Want is being marketed toward women, it does nothing but condescend to them. Read more

Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle: Only Tomei's thoughts sound like actual thinking. Read more

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Todd McCarthy, Variety: Gibson seems all but inflated with helium throughout, which contagiously lifts everyone else around him. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Fans of bubbly romances can consider this a thumbs up. I call it a clenched-teeth concession at best. Read more