The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui Aimait les Femmes)
The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui Aimait les Femmes) (1977)

Scientist Bertrand Morane, "never in the company of men after 5," seduces women by evening and writes about the experiences in the early morning. Though 40ish and somewhat square, no woman in the town of Montpelier seems capable… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Whatever the cause, "The Man Who Loved Women" is suffering from an acute case of the insipids.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out


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TV Guide

[A] swiftly paced, light-hearted exercise.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

François Truffaut's bittersweet 1977 comedy, about the pleasure and the pathos of sexual pursuit, is also an ode to the art of writing.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie is a supremely humane, sophisticated comedy that is as much fun to watch for the variations Mr. Truffaut works on classic man-woman routines as for the routines themselves.

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A provocative, arch and intriguing exploration of sexual relations through the eyes of one unusual, dysfunctional individual tempered by a subtle humour.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It is one of the few late Truffauts to muster any weight and complexity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's not top-drawer Truffaut, but it worked for me.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a visual journal of a womanizer, and there is no denying that the famous director likewise appreciated a plethora of beautiful women the same way

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A scientist writes about book about his sexual exploits. As I watched this film, I wondered if it was supposed to be satirical comedy or if there was something… More
Stefan P
Great characters and pretty funny. Well worth seeing.
Pierluigi Puccini
Far from Truffaut's best films, but still a very nice and funny recollection of the romantic and ultimately sad story of a daring womanizer in the search… More
Eric Broome
"The Man Who Loved Women" is an engaging, easy-to-watch story, but if you're a film buff looking for bold hallmarks of the French New Wave, you… More