The Woman in Red
The Woman in Red (1984)

A happily married man spies a beautiful model and becomes obsessed with meeting and possibly courting her.

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: August 15, 1984
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Writer-Director Wilder has fashioned an ironic, worldly, yet sternly moral comedy that gives an energizing twist to every farcical convention and finds the perfect timing for every rubber-faced reaction to calamity.

Full review…
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

[A] broad, unfunny Hollywood remake of the broad, only vaguely funny French original Pardon Mon Affaire.

Full review…
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

The film drones on through all the clichés of infidelity to a resolution that isn't emotionally, morally or comedically satisfying.

Full review…
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The project as a whole is a lot less mawkish than we've come to expect from Wilder's directorial efforts. Still, it ain't exactly state of the art.

Full review…
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Fortunately, most of the film is more appealing than its premise.

TV Guide

The so-called farce is just degrading prattle that drags on much longer than it should.

Full review…
Variety Staff

The laughs roll along readily as Wilder tries one idea after another to sneak out on wife Judith Ivey and family to rendevous with Le Brock.

Full review…
Sue Heal
Radio Times

Wilder is at his frantic best, ably supported by the likes of real-life wife Gilda Radner and Midnight Run's Charles Grodin.

Full review…
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

There are moments of real humor and real emotion in this otherwise frivolous sex comedy.

Full review…
More reviews for The Woman in Red

Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Interesting dramedy. Great acting by Charles Grodin.
Dann Michalski
Kelly Le Brock stars as The Woman in Red in this formulaic and stereotypical '80s rom-com. Written and directed by Gene Wilder, the film follows a… More
Aj V
Gene Wilder directs himself in this "comedy" about marriage. He does a pretty good job, but for the most part it isn't all that funny. Overall,… More
Deb S
Gene Wilder plays a married man who contemplates having a fling with sexy Kelly LeBrock. He has an attractive wife, adorable kids but his obsession is just too… More
xGary Xx
Tacky 80s farce in which middle aged exec Gene Wilder suffers a mid life crisis and sets off in pursuit of a model. Sleazy and desperately unfunny.
Leo L
Very funny!