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      8 Women

      R Released Sep 20, 2002 1h 48m Comedy Crime Drama Musical List
      79% Tomatometer 125 Reviews 76% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration -- their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Eight women. Each is a suspect. One of them is guilty. Which one is it? Read More Read Less
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      Featuring some of the best French actresses working today, 8 Women is frothy, delirious, over-the-top fun.

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      Richard Corliss TIME Magazine Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power. Dec 9, 2013 Full Review J. Hoberman Village Voice For all the tumultuous entrances and flouncing exits, the eight principals manage maybe three laughs among them. Dec 9, 2013 Full Review Scott Tobias AV Club A note of genuine sadness sneaks through at the end, but for the most part, enjoying 8 Women involves coming to terms with its artificiality and learning to appreciate it from a distance. Behind all that thick glass, it's still a work of art. Dec 9, 2013 Full Review Avaryl Halley Movie Bitches It’s a melodramatic journey with the most amazing sets and costumes Apr 24, 2024 Full Review Todd Anthony South Florida Sun-Sentinel The film weaves visual elegance, lesbian subtext, six hilariously inappropriate song-and-dance numbers and a flair for chiffon into a showcase for leading ladies of French cinema past and present. Dec 9, 2013 Full Review Erin Podolsky Metro Times (Detroit, MI) A dubious proposition for the Francophobic, but it acquits itself with a script so ridiculous that it can't help but be engaging. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B A great cast (obviously) and I appreciate the deliberate homage to mid-20th century melodrama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Audience Member It's surely a delight to see an ensemble of high profile thespians working together, and the blend of melodrama with dark-comedy and musical that doesn't take itself too seriously is also a high point, but overall the film lacks any form of consistence to be able to entertain for more than 30 minutes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A great cast (obviously) and I appreciate the deliberate homage to mid-20th century melodrama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully stylised and stuffed full with the best French actresses of several generations the film is first and foremost the celebration of these brilliant performers paying tribute to their careers and legacy. Therefore the artificiality of the story should not confuse you, it is not a plot-centred movie. It is a movie about beauty, as all of the Ozon's are. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Nope. Supposed to be a dark comedy, à la “Clue”, but has horrible musical interludes, terrible dialogue, lots of gratuitous cat-fighting and awkward gratuitous close lesbian inferences. Not funny, not intriguing, quite annoying. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/20 Full Review Audience Member I have to imagine that the target audience for 8 Women is remarkably small. There are so many genres thrown together that finding someone who enjoys them all is going to be tough. This movie is a family drama, a romantic drama, a murder mystery, a period piece, a chamber piece, a comedy, and a musical (there might be more genres in there but these are the most obvious.). Yet, even if the target audience is tiny, it seems I fit within that narrow demographic. I quite enjoyed 8 Women, because it kept getting more wacky as it went. There are movies where I am intrigued because I don’t know what the plot will do next, but this was a movie where I didn’t even know what the filmmakers would do next. For all I knew, we were mere minutes away from big space aliens walking into the room and abducting some of the women. I won’t say that 8 Women was totally successful at everything it tried, because I struggled with some aspects. The mystery never felt like one you could figure out yourself, instead they just kept layering on more and more reveals to make it clear everybody was hiding something. I also found the ending to be a bit frustrating. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’ll say the reveal of the truth in the muder mystery was satisfying, but then there was a final twist that left me a bit sad instead of smiling like I had so much before that. Otherwise, I thought 8 Women was a delight. The vibrant colors in the costumes and sets were playful and fun, plus they worked well for the musical numbers. The actresses were all wonderful, and it was enjoyable to see a number of familiar faces in the cast. I won’t say 8 Women is perfect, but it’s weird how well it all works as a cohesive film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/04/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration -- their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Eight women. Each is a suspect. One of them is guilty. Which one is it?
      Director
      François Ozon
      Producer
      Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
      Screenwriter
      François Ozon, Marina de Van, Robert Thomas
      Distributor
      BIM Distribuzione, UGC-Fox Distribution, Focus Features, Mars Distribution, Argentina Video Home
      Production Co
      B.I.M., Le Studio Canal +, Centre National de la Cinematographie, Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 20, 2002, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 11, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.1M
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)