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: June 11, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
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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.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

That razor edge is completely gone from the remake of The Stepford Wives. It's a comedy and no one gets really hurt.

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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

Satirizing The Stepford Wives is pointless.

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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It has two speeds -- obvious and more so.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

None of it appears to be well thought out, or thought through, and it's consequently never remotely believable.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

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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.