Woo (1998)

Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Madeline, Party Girl) directed this comedy, scripted by David C. Johnson (D.R.O.P. Squad), following the trajectory of a mismatched couple throughout the evening of a blind date in New York (but mostly filmed in… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 8, 1998
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

Pinkett Smith, who was so good in her supporting role in The Nutty Professor, is here little more than a mannequin for skimpy clothes.

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John Anderson
Los Angeles Times

A painfully graceless comedy that reworks After Midnight, Blind Date and Booty Call into something monstrous and untoward.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Pinkett Smith does just fine. She's sexy, funny and ironic and carries Woo as it ambles all over a Brooklyn night that's one long party.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

A romantic comedy that strains for the screwball heights of Bringing Up Baby but mainly seems unfunny and unpleasant.

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Paul Tatara

The whole thing is rude and pathetic, more like a lengthy episode of a bad sitcom than a movie, chock full of the kind of sexual innuendoes that are guaranteed to please horny eighth-graders or people who laugh at those Playboy party jokes.

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Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun

It would all be easier to take if the title character were presented with an ounce of charm. Woo is much too selfish, insensitive and narcissistic for audiences to want to buy her, and Smith is still much too self-conscious an actress to sell her.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

Woo disappoints on so many levels, lacking in wit and intelligence, characters with any sense of dimension and a coherent story line.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This Manhattan-based romantic comedy might be fun if it didn't hit you over the head with a sledgehammer every few minutes.

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Jo Berry
Radio Times

[A] truly awful disaster.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
terrible, one of the worst films of all time
Leo L
Crazy funny!