What Women Want
What Women Want (2001)

After an accident, a chauvenistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even though Gibson is a good sport in his role, What Women Want is a rather conventional, fluffy comedy-romance that doesn't make good use of its premise.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It should be called What Moviegoers Want, because it appeals to both sexes, without pandering to or demeaning either of them.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Gibson keeps this movie afloat.

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Rob Gonsalves

Though it isn't quite Oscar material, Mel Gibson gives what may be the most entertaining big-star performance of its year.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

It's a romantic comedy with a distinctly modern, delicate but sharp, satirical cutting edge.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

English's attempts to fit The Women into a modern setting are intelligent, but that, unfortunately, does not suffice, because the film is so limp in so many other ways.

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

What Women Want may seem like a one-note sitcom sort of movie, but it's funnier and a layer or two deeper than that.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

For a while, anyway, it's very funny.

Michael Dequina

Mel Gibson is at his most megawatt movie star charming.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Takes a promising idea and buries it under subplots and speeches that don't know when to quit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Unintentionally uncomfortable film that asks we accept the premise that the only real conversation between the sexes can happen when pigs can fly...uhh, I mean… More
♥Robyn M♥
lighthearted entertainment,a real "Nice" movie made me laugh !!
Bethany Murphy
A great romantic comedy!
Conner Rainwater
Incredibly corny and outlandish. I'm a huge Mel Gibson fan, but this was just too much. I really have no idea why this was ever taken seriously as a… More
Christopher Alcock
A clever romantic comedy in which we see Mel Gibson playing Nick Marshall, a chauvenistic advertising executive (a role that is probably close to his real life… More
Jason Owens
Mel Gibson's worst movie ever, period. Not 1/100000th as funny as the previews made it seem. Stay away from comedy, Mel.