Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Robert Altman's all-star satire about fashion and murder at a Paris designers' show, where an odd visitor (Marcello Mastroianni) disrupts the participants' lives.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 23, 1994
DVD Release Date: June 29, 1999
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Though it credits Mr. Altman and Barbara Shulgasser as writers, this film seems practically scriptless, to the point where much of it plays like a first rehearsal.

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James Berardinelli

Despite some delicious moments, this sluggish, overlong, halfhearted satire feels like a movie that wanted to go somewhere but never got there.

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Robert Altman may be the most inconsistent American film director alive.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The picture is not a social satire. It's a mess.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The spoof goes nowhere and takes a long time in doing so.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Altman's much-maligned comedy about the fashion industry deserves another look.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Altman and his writer, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Barbara Shulgasser, should have gone further and been meaner; too many of his jokes are generic slapstick, instead of being aimed squarely at industry's targets.

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Michael Dequina

Sporadically amusing camp mess.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It seems like a very long wait to get to the various punch lines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Altman's lighthearted, amusing and unfairly underrated satire on the fashion industry is a sharp ensemble piece of celebrities, designers and reporters as… More
Sunil Jawahir
Interesting and worthy of a watch.
Red Lats
I tried four different times to watch this over two hours, but even though it has a cast of thousands (31 stars I guess), it has no continuity and puts you to… More
Dimitris Springer
Clearly under-appreciated and an accurate painting on the hypersensitivity of fashion and the backstage of it.Altman might be tired after Short Cuts and The… More
Steven Carrier
Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear" is far to fluffy to be a significant satire. After the master class double feature of "The Player" and… More
Anthony Valletta
You'd think with this cast and this director this would be hit, but it's a miss - and a BIG miss.