8 Women

8 Women

2002
Romance
Comedy
1h 51m
One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! (imdb)
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8 Women

2002
Romance
Comedy
1h 51m
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Rated 17 Jan 2010
100
98th
The best France has to offer! Ozons bow to the divas, Sirk and the (then) up-and-comming starlets. They dance! They sing! They kiss! What more can a cinephile wish for?
Rated 07 Sep 2009
85
88th
Adorable to watch. The theatrical staging made it even more entertaining.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
44
4th
I laughed a lot throughout this film, but I found myself laughing at it much more than laughing with it. The musical numbers are ridiculous, the lesbian moments make no sense, and while the mystery is ocasionally interesting it's mostly just stupid. I know some people will say this was all on purpose, but that's not good enough for me.
Rated 30 Jan 2010
88
78th
Odd musical murder mystery, elegantly directed. The eight actresses are all wonderful.
Rated 13 Feb 2012
4
88th
Definitely something a bit different. As for plot and theme of murder in lonely countryside house, covers all main aspects(family issues, servant-master relationships, gay incidents) and some specific French ones (incest). Musical elements are nice and also give a bit of insight in characters. Culprit is well hidden till end and secrets that pour out with time get messier and keep your attention. I was a bit dazzled by acting though. It feels more like theatrical performance than a movie.
Rated 15 Feb 2021
73
27th
Quite artificial due to the songs and the theatrical style.
Rated 26 Jan 2022
5
40th
A reverse detective story: no detective and no crime, only a cast and suspicions. Interesting subversion of expectations. Filmed and acted like a theater play with some musical interludes for some reason, a strange mixture which I wasn't too much a fan of. The movie is all about its cast and gives center stage to the actresses, they deliver and turn a dull script into a lively dark comedy.
Rated 09 Dec 2014
70
51st
A decent murder mystery plot interspersed with bizarre musical numbers. Each song reminds me of films from the late fifties / early sixties, which is the style the film seems to be going for. The experiment may have worked if the numbers advanced the plot but each is used instead to try and display the characters. As such they are easily forgettable and seem oddly out of place in the tale of sordid intrigue that is the actual plot.
Rated 11 Aug 2010
60
29th
François Ozon's weird, over-the-top film about eight women and a load of secrets is hyperbolic, unbelievable and sometimes even boring. The centric mystery is not interesting at all -however, some (or several) inspired quotes, great tunes and an all-star French cast almost outweigh the film's many flaws.
Rated 05 Jan 2012
79
59th
Gloriously entertaining mystery/musical spoof, filtered through Douglas Sirk sensibilities (in French no less!) may not add up to much, but gives every member of its hand-picked cast licence to have fun, throwing in garishly overdone sets and luscious costuming. Huppert and Deneuve are both terrific, but Ardant's deliciously bitchy character trumps them both. Again, it may strike many as much ado about much ado, but it always remains highly entertaining. Musical numbers are a scream!
Rated 27 Jul 2010
80
88th
A study on hypocrisy, selfishness and exploitation in the form of a well-structured mystery brought to life by first-class acting from the female cream of French cinema. It's marvelous technically, with fantastic sets and costumes, a good soundtrack and an unbelievable finale, has the sweet aura of a theatrical play and will keep you guessing.
Rated 30 Sep 2013
90
89th
OK, I don't know why I loved this so much but I did so just deal with it. When Emmanuelle Béart shook out her hair I nearly had a stroke.
Rated 07 Sep 2010
46
60th
#00s(m)#, story, Emmanuelle B
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
50th
A great musical mystery from one of France's most talented directors.
Rated 24 Dec 2012
3
64th
Somewhere between a classic whodunnit, a pastiche of the former, a stage play and a musical (except the songs, though sung in character, have little to with the story and don't advance any plot points). Odd, but enjoyable, though a stronger central mystery, better jokes and more memorable songs could have lifted it up a lot higher.
Rated 02 May 2007
50
33rd
An experiment misfired
Rated 14 Feb 2021
63
39th
8 Women is an enjoyable Christie-esque murder-mystery that is unnecessarily a musical. The actresses are great, but the plot has a wry humour to it that makes it impossible to take seriously, and causes the pace to drag in several places. The film deals with greed and love as it masquerades tragedy with comedy. The ending parallels the entire film's ups-and-down motif, though what I suspect was meant to be a moral lesson comes across as a silly curtain call.
Rated 03 Dec 2014
80
79th
how much you like this, probably depends on if you think Ozon meant all the idiotic plot turns as a black parody take on a Agatha Christie's plots or if it's meant to be taken straight on face value and therefor just a bad plotted movies. It's clear on which side I am
Rated 21 Feb 2016
13
69th
Star Rating: ★★★1/2
Rated 14 Oct 2008
80
67th
Interesting and entertaining. The performances are quite something.
Rated 27 Feb 2008
84
97th
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Rated 06 Aug 2021
82
77th
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Rated 02 Apr 2013
53
26th
I can't rant properly about this movie, without spoiling the plot. So I'll keep it short. I'm not that into 'musicals', and this one didn't alter that.
Rated 18 Nov 2014
66
84th
cuteness -especially Huppert-
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
77th
A rather light comdy/musical/murder mystery starring some of the biggest names in French cinema ultimately works because of the wonderful chemistry between the actresses, even if some of the musical numbers seem bizzare. Isabelle Huppert comes off best as the seemingly dowdy spinster sister Augustine.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
68th
Slight but good. This is a dollhouse of a movie and one that succeeds in doing what it set out to do. Some musical numbers work more than others.
Rated 13 Apr 2009
4
71st
"Light-hearted and droll - even if you think you don't like 'French' films, you'll adore this one."
Rated 09 Jan 2022
84
75th
8 Mulheres tinha sua première há 20 anos na França. Esse é um filme que estava adiando pra ver por essas duas décadas e fico feliz que finalmente o fiz, certamente é um dos melhores momentos do Ozon. Delicinha. BlurayRip no MakingOff.
Rated 03 Feb 2007
80
61st
This film is surprisingly funny. As it goes along it becomes increasingly obvious that it's actually both making fun of and paying homage to the sort of film it initially seems like it's going to be, and it has a lot of fun with it all in the process. The film constantly borders on silliness and kitsch, but it pulls through relatively unscathed. Different and amusing.
Rated 07 Apr 2011
20
41st
"But while he reduces them to moving Barbie dolls, Ozon clearly loves his women. Or, as much as a catty drag queen can." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 17 Mar 2017
70
40th
?stanbul Modern.
Rated 14 Aug 2009
20
44th
The deliberate staginess and theatricality -- it was adapted from a forgotten play by Thomas -- recall Alain Resnais's _Mélo_ and _Smoking/No Smoking_, and the intermittent outbursts of song recall that same director's _Life Is a Bed of Roses_ and _Same Old Song_. But Resnais, who always has more layers than a napoleon, was up to a good deal more in those films than just a campy celebration, a fluttering appreciation, of a Gallic gallery of screen divas and their arsenal of artifice.
Rated 29 Jan 2016
95
95th
I've never quite been able to get a grasp on Ozon's personality as a filmmaker, and i still don't, but as long as he's doing a ridiculously kitschy, Almodovar-esque, Sirk-ian melodrama/murder mystery/musical (!) i really can't complain. Everything about this is almost exactly in my wheelhouse, from the colors and costume design to the songs. Also, look at that cast, seriously.
Rated 28 Jun 2008
78
89th
good movie
Rated 25 Jul 2008
69
48th
It's like watching a play on screen. ... Most of the shots, the build up and the humor confirm that feeling. ... Francoin Ozon has been one of my favourite French directors and with 8 femmes he keeps on holding to that position.

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