8 1/2 Women
8 1/2 Women (1999)

Philip Emmenthal, a wealthy Genevan businessman, inherits eight and a half gambling houses which he transforms into private bordellos with the help of his son.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 10, 2000
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41%
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54%


Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The headscratching weirdness doesn't gel into a discernible emotional point.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Greenaway probes his idiosyncratic ideas about male fantasies, father and son relationships, chance, money,and revenge.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

By misusing his female cast (perhaps as an attempt to undercut notions of archetypes), Greenaway ends up just as guilty as the male protagonists he is critiquing.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Greenaway is always worth a look, but this one is more disorganized and half-baked than most of his work.

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Though the film has little more to offer than sex, little of it is actually shown, but there is a great deal of nudity. And, at times the shear oddity of it all is amusing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Felt so much like attending a tedious college lecture in a Fellini 101 course in perversity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

More than a couple taboos are broken in 8 1/2 Women and as many more are at least badly battered.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Demands an awful lot of fortitude on the way to a relatively strong and even touching final reel.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

8 1/2 Women is a Greenaway film through and through -- intriguing to fans and maddening to the uninitiated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A weathy businessman and his son hire 9 women to participate in their private bordello. But why they do so, or what exactly is happening is unclear and seems… More
Sunil Jawahir
Just plain bizarre.
Arash Xak
It's not that bad, Another bizzare movie by a Director/Painter with some hilarious moments, I really missed Michael Nyman's beautiful soundtracks in… More
Eric Broome
"8 1/2 Women" is often perceived as Peter Greenaway's low point, and it's easy to see why. Conceived as a dark sex comedy, it has no laughs… More