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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Paul Mazursky's 14th film as director is a cozy, insular middle-aged marital comedy that's about as deep and rewarding as a day of mall-cruising."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Scenes From a Mall is a peculiar but, finally, very engaging comedy."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"There are moments here and there, but it's mostly ordinary, unimaginative writing. Midler and Allen deserve better."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Funny in fits and starts before wearing out its welcome in short order."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Examines a marriage under siege."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Mazursky has returned with a vengeance to his special universe where the upper middle class is the only thing that exists, and this time he has absolutely nothing to say about it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"When a movie seems overflowing with interesting, colorful details, that is often a sign of desperation -- a way of saying, if the picture's no good, get a gaudier frame."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Sorta funny, but the gap yawns between what it is and what it should have been."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Some funny moments, but it should have been a triumph"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"There's a horrible fascination here that goes beyond Woody's ponytail."
‑ , Film4
"Allen's admittedly funny lines get lost in the mess, and Midler, in relatively restrained mode, fades away altogether."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"A close-up look at a couple's painful catharsis so well wedded to marital discord it's like going through a divorce with yourself."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Again proving Woody Allen should stick with Woody Allen movies."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"There's a reason Woody Allen usually directs himself."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Next time you go shopping leave Woody and Bette at home"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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