8 Women (8 Femmes)
8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002)

At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season... But there will be no celebration--their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring some of the best French actresses working today, 8 Women is frothy, delirious, over-the-top fun.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The cast is the main attraction in Francois Ozon's witty, even touching 8 Women.

Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The film weaves visual elegance, lesbian subtext, six hilariously inappropriate song-and-dance numbers and a flair for chiffon into a showcase for leading ladies of French cinema past and present.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

For all the tumultuous entrances and flouncing exits, the eight principals manage maybe three laughs among them.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The writing is very clever and it is a hoot watching the celebrated cast ham it up.

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Erin Podolsky
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

A dubious proposition for the Francophobic, but it acquits itself with a script so ridiculous that it can't help but be engaging.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

A note of genuine sadness sneaks through at the end, but for the most part, enjoying 8 Women involves coming to terms with its artificiality and learning to appreciate it from a distance. Behind all that thick glass, it's still a work of art.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The French screen royalty assembled by Ozon and the film's sheer exuberance in its own artifice make this a delight from beginning to end.

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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

8 Women is meant to be a sampler with the likes of Deneuve, Darrieux, Huppert, Ardant and Beart as its treats. But the confectioner has arrived at pretty poison.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
I actually really enjoyed this movie. It was strange and they kept breaking out in song for no apparent reason. It was a movie I could recommend to that guy who… More
Sarah Gaish
Pretty odd french film , which I don't recomend.
Alice Shen
So bad it's good. With IMDb genre tags of Musical, Comedy, and Crime, it pretty much has to be. The songs are farcical nonsense - all character songs,… More
John Ballantine
Wow! This is fabulous film featuring some of the best actresses of French cinema since the Second World War. It is an intelligent story and is presented as a… More
Luke Baldock
A bizarre and quirky French musical murder mystery. Each character reveals new plot points and has something to hide. The songs are beautifully written and well… More
Yinalí Ríos
Tricky. Mysterious. Strangely sexy.