What's New Pussycat
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A notorious womanizer, fashion editor Michael James (Peter O'Toole) decides to seek the help of a psychiatrist when he begins to feel that his inability to commit to a relationship is adversely affecting his personal life. Desperate to remain faithful to his fiancée Carole (Romy Schneider), Michael enlists the help of Dr. Fassbinder (Peter Sellers), blissfully unaware that as Dr. Fassbinder is making the moves on a patient who secretly longs for the seemingly irresistible Michael. As Michael and Carole check into the Chateau Chantelle in hopes of patching up their relationship, Dr.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's New Pussycat? is a comedy built on so many shaky assumptions that it ought to sue for nonsupport."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Clive Donner's stylish direction harmonizes well with Woody Allen's inspired screenplay to yield an elegant entertainment, proving once again that Allen is a better scenarist than a director."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"The movie's almost excessively thin storyline, however, becomes more and more of a hindrance as time progresses..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Jammed with stars in a zany, surprisingly unfunny plot for the most part."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"It goes overboard in pressing for its goal and consequently suffers from over-contrived treatment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Somewhere in the proceedings there were sane and skillful artisans at work."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Better scripted (by Woody Allen) than dirceted (by Clive Donner), this psychiatrist farce is intermittently funny; too bad that the role Allen wrote for himself instead went to Peter Sellers who's over the top."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The all-star international cast goes overboard in keeping things zany but not necessarily funny."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The mixed results are entertaining, if flawed."
‑ , Time Out
"Offers a few bursts of insanity worth paying attention to, but as a farce, it never finds its footing, missing a golden opportunity to make iconic mischief with a trio of determined leading men."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"A classic comedy of its time and captures the period in sight and sound. It doesn't wear as well as a true classic, though, and many of the gags would feel dated 20 years later."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A horribly dated affair, Clive Donner's film ends with the entire cast desperately trying to get laughs from a go-kart race. Yes, it really is that bad."
‑ , Film4
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