Dr. T & The Women
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Director Robert Altman reteams with Cookie's Fortune scribe Anne Rapp for this tale of a Dallas gynecologist and the parade of anxious patients, haggard family members, and potential love interests who come his way. Richard Gere plays the titular role of Dr. Sullivan Travis, a calm, successful, and much sought-after ob-gyn who witnesses his normally stable life come apart over the course of one rainy autumn. As the film opens, Dr. T and his wife Kate (Farrah Fawcett) are preparing for the wedding of their Dallas Cowboys cheerleader daughter Dee Dee (Kate Hudson). Their other daughter --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dr. T is vintage Altman, the best movie he's made since Short Cuts."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"After the film wanders for two hours, growing more and more absurd, it ends in an extremely unsatisfying way."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Richly enjoyable Robert Altman. Not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The ending is so supremely awful that whatever progress had been made up to that point was washed away by the film's obtrusively climactic storm."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Maybe the film's ambiguity is its message all along--that life is what you make of it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"[Altman] and Gere, surrounded by various blondes in extremis, mostly keep it entertainingly rambunctious."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Altman and his congenially matched screenwriter Anne Rapp wrap some stinging psychological and emotional observations in a beguiling package."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Much like the inexplicable tornado at the end that causes this film to truly derail...this blows."
‑ John Venable, Supercala.com
"When Altman's ensemble pieces click the effect is invigorating. When they fail we're left with nothing to do but star-gaze. Gere, Fawcett, Hunt and company turn out to be beautiful ornaments on a dry, bland Texas sheet cake."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Gere forgoes his notorious hunk reputation to perform his vocationally asexual and nearly celibatory best in this wry, hyperactive comedy."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"Has hardly any plot at all, or believable characters."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"What holds the stories and the characters together is the decency of Dr. T, and Gere seems wholly comfortable with the role."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Moves at hurricane speed for most of its 122-minute running time, but Gere deliberately underplays his character, providing the calm center that the story needs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Dr. T and the Women may put off people who only look for action and a plot-by-numbers storyline, but should be seen by people who crave adventurous filmmaking."
‑ Collin Souter, eFilmCritic.com
"'Dr. T' is not Altman's best work, but it is far from his worst."
‑ Shay Casey, Jacksonville Film Journal
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