The Hot Flashes
The Hot Flashes (2013)

The Hot Flashes is about a basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current high school girls' state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.

Justin Chang

[A] strained and soapy empowerment comedy ...

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

unlikely to put Susan Seidelman back in the front ranks of Hollywood, even though it is an enjoyable, albeit highly derivative, comedy that dares to put "women of a certain age" front and center.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A Lifetime movie, minus the commercials, but with every predictable twist and turn and treacly message intact. She shoots. It bores.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it's too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.

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Mike Scott

It's heart is in the right place, but -- with poor writing, lame humor and dreadful on-court sequences -- that's one of the only things right about it.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint - and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

By and large this is a film meant to do exactly what the film's charity event does: to provide light entertainment while raising money for a good cause.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Everyone thought their glory days were over. Everyone thought wrong. Good movie! I did find some of it funny but again the jokes weren't really for me.… More