The Incredible Shrinking Woman
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman, directed by Joel Schumacher, is an attempted social satire focusing on the position of women in our society and our social values. After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 30, 1981
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film's major difficulty is the screenplay by Jane Wagner.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Incredible Shrinking Woman is not inane, is sometimes wickedly knowing, and is only periodically boring.

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Time Out

Good intentions and one's own goodwill are soon diminished as script and direction conspire to render a sitcom satire that's indistinguishable from its target.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Excruciatingly bad Lily Tomlin comedy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

What's really incredible is how far this film goes to avoid the ideas, feminist and otherwise, embedded in its premise.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Is it a satire or a farce?

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This comic adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic science-fiction novel (<i>The Shrinking Man</i>) is not a bad movie.
Dannielle Albert
It was cute and silly. Most of it was dumb. But it was so dumb that it was funny.