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What Men Want (2019)



Critic Consensus: Admittedly uneven but easy to like, What Men Want proves a gender-swapped remake can work -- and the odds are substantially improved with Taraji P. Henson in the lead.

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Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens' thought, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA's next superstar

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All Critics (139) | Top Critics (34)

Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

What begins as a standard gross-out affair (with a prosthetic #MeToo limb clumsily grafted to the body) ends in a treacly, glib, made-for-TV wasteland.

March 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As a film it is almost impossible to place on the ideological spectrum...Yet, from the first few scenes of this crackpot endeavour, it becomes blatantly obvious that it might not even matter. Because it is funny. And it is good.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Henson brings a charge of energy to every scene and there are some funny moments.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What Men Want is pure shrug cinema: not bad so much as wispily superfluous, which may not come as a surprise if you can recall the similarly disposable 2000 original.

March 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The plot is predictable to the last programmed giggle. But Henson is pretty terrific; if you can stand comical histrionics done with style while pitched to high C, amplified to triple-f and played by the full personality orchestra.

March 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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More crude crap passing as comedy.

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