The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives (2004)

Stepford has a secret: all of the wives are way too perfect, and all of the husbands are way too happy. "The Stepford Wives," a comic re-imagining of the 1975 suspense classic, follows the tale that unfolds when a young couple… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 9, 2004
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Critic Score
26%
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29%



Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In exchanging the chilling satire of the original into mindless camp, this remake has itself become Stepford-ized.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

To paraphrase Paul Rudnick's Premiere magazine movie-critic alter ego, Libby Gelman-Waxner: It's flat, cold, fork-resistant and tasteless, if you ask me.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Very good dialogue, the rest of this stuff just falls apart.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Comedic remake of '70s horror movie has sex humor.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

It has a wonderfully wounding malice directed at both the Stepford, Conn., contingent of Energizer Bunny wives and the New Yorkers who have just moved in.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Satirizing The Stepford Wives is pointless.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There's not a single redeeming feature in this colossal over-budgeted waste of time...

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It has two speeds -- obvious and more so.

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Alissa Quart
Film Comment Magazine

It glides by on the notion that there is little that is still frightening about being an American woman. I wish I could say it was a premise whose time had come.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

As comedies go, it's actually fairly funny, albeit in a light, superficial way which either hides or exposes the fact that the plot is a thick tangle of mutual contradictions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Weird film. Creepy how they controlled them like that and it was a great fictional story.
Candy Rose
Good re-make of original. Original was a lot darker. Doesn't everyone want the perfect wife? A couple retreat to suburbia to restore their marriage and… More
Jameson Worley
The 1975 version is much better, but this version really surprised me. I had low expectations, but overall I enjoyed it. It's silly and cheesy in some… More
Jennifer D
LOL this was originally a horror film, no? This remake didn't exactly carry the same tune.
Conner Rainwater
Aside from a decent cast, this is a train wreck of a film. It is completely unmemorable and has little meaning aside from cheap laughs. It attempts to be a… More
Dean King
An ok film with a great cast full of acting talent....but the story is just too predictable and a bit of a let down considering the acting talent on show here.